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One of the more exciting games of this La Liga round is the Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona duel. With that in mind, we have prepared a detailed preview of the game for you.

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Barcelona to Win

The new Barcelona without Messi may not be as good as it is with him, but it's still a pretty good team. We've already seen their quality in the first round in the win over Real Sociedad and we expect to see another good performance by Blaugrana against Athletic Club. After all, Barcelona won four of the last five matches against Athletic Bilbao, so our prediction is for that tradition to continue.

Both Teams to Score – Yes

Both teams have scored in three of the previous five head-to-head duels between these two teams and we expect this game to follow the same pattern – especially since Barcelona is great up front and not that great at the back. We've already seen this in the first round since Barca scored four goals but conceded two as well.

Over 2.5 Total Goals

The first game of the season for Athletic Bilbao ended in a scoreless draw with Elche. On the other hand, we've seen six games in the Barcelona vs Real Sociedad duel and we expect Barca to push their own style and tempo in this one. So, that also means that we expect to see at least three goals in the game, which is something that happened in three of the last four head-to-head meetings between these teams.

Top odds and stats for Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona

The odds for Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona can vary from one betting site to another, so we have selected odds from the best UK bookies right here:

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21/08/21
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1 - 1
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17/04/21
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0 - 4
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31/01/21
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2 - 1
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17/01/21
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2 - 3
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06/01/21
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2 - 3
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1 - 0
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2 - 2
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19/11/21
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0 - 0
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0 - 1
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1 - 1
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Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona preview: An interesting duel

After an eventful last season in which Athletic Bilbao played and lost two Copa del Rey finals, one of which was against their upcoming rival, Athletic Bilbao started the new season with an uneventful, scoreless draw against Elche. The team from the Basque Country will try to put up better performance against Barcelona, which is a tough task. This task is even tougher when we consider the fact that Athletic Bilbao currently has six players on the injury list.

Getting used to a life without Leo Messi is the reality for Barcelona now, but the team doesn't seem to be too affected by his departure. Of course, it's too early in the season to say this, but the team had a good first round in La Liga in which they beat Real Sociedad 4-2 and played some fantastic football. Unfortunately, Barca also has a few injured players at the moment, including Aguero, Dembele, Fati, ter Stegen, and Mingueza.

Usual questions for Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Prediction

  • When does the game start? The game starts at 9 pm BST on Saturday, August 21st.
  • Who is the the host? Athletic Bilbao is the host at the Estadio San Mames in Bilbao.
  • Which team is more likely to win the game? Barcelona is more likely to win the game at 20/23 odds.

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