PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Barcelona vs Ath Bilbao
Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao play at the Camp Nou in a match of the 29th round of the Primera Division. In the last confrontation between these teams in this competition, on 10-28-2017, Barcelona won away by (0-2). At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, who has 7 wins and 1 draw in the last 8 games. In fact, the last time they faced in this stage was 04-02-2017, in a game for the Primera Division that finished with the victory of Barcelona by (3-0). The goals of the match were scored by Paco Alcácer (18 ‘), L. Messi (40’) and Aleix Vidal (67 ‘) for Barcelona.
Barcelona Team News
After 22 wins and 6 draws, the Barcelona team is in 1st place, having won 72 points. In the last match, they beat Malaga by 0-2, after having won 1-0 at home against Atletico Madrid in the previous game. In the last game he played for the UEFA Champions League, he beat Chelsea 3-0 at home.
In this competition, he has not lost any of his last 28 games. In their domestic league matches the most frequent marker in the break was 2-0 (5 out of 13 matches). His attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In their home matches for the competition there is a tendency towards goals, since 9 in 13 finished with More than 2.5 goals in the scoreboard. In 28 games in this competition, he managed to turn the scoring in 4 of the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Barcelona vs Ath Bilbao Stats
Barcelona have this opportunity to engage their third consecutive victory as host for the Spanish Championship, and thus remain clear in the lead of the competition. The club – which has just secured its place in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League – comes from two consecutive victories, during which time it did not concede a goal. The last of them occurred outside the home, against Malaga, in a game where he was far superior to the opponent, having finished more than triple of times, guaranteeing the victory still in the first stage. Unsurprisingly, the team owns the best attack of the competition, with an average of 2.57 goals per game, and its defense is the second less leaked. The club is one of only two that still remain undefeated as the main player, and in that condition was not leaked on eight occasions. The 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 should be the scheme used in this duel, especially the young Dembele.
Ath Bilbao Team News
The Ath Bilbao team is currently in 12th place with 35 points, after 8 wins, 11 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out to Sevilla by (2-0). In the last match, won at home to Leganes by (2-0). In the last game he played for the Europa League, he lost with Olympique de Marseille at home (1-2). In the last 10 games outside the league Athletic Bilbao has won 2, 3 draws and 5 losses, having won 9 points out of 30. The team allowed their opponents’ goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 28 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in 13 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Athletic Bilbao continue to have a very questionable performance in this edition of the Spanish Championship, since it has only added two victories in the last ten matches, running the risk of suffering its fourth consecutive defeat as a visitor in the competition. In the last round, the team at least did their homework, and in an inspired performance of Garcia, managed to defeat the Leganes. As was evident in this clash, the team is not only in a worse situation due to the consistency of their defensive system, which today is among the six least leaked of the competition. Playing away from home, the club has won less than a third of the points, and in that condition has been undisclosed for three games. The 4-2-3-1 has been the standard formation adopted by the coach, who will probably keep San José as a reference in the midfield.