La Liga : Barcelona vs Athletic Club Match Preview and Lineups

Barcelona vs Athletic Club
GAME Barcelona vs Athletic Club
DATE 23/10/2022
TIME 12:30 AM (Indian Standard Time)
ARENA Camp Nou
LEAGUE La Liga 2022

Match Preview of Barcelona vs Athletic Clu

Barcelona will be bidding to make it back-to-back wins in La Liga when they welcome Athletic Bilbao to Camp Nou on Sunday night.

The Catalan outfit are currently second in the table, three points behind leaders Real Madrid on the same number of games, while Athletic occupy sixth spot, two points behind fourth-placed Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona suffered their first La Liga defeat of the season in El Clasico last weekend, with Real Madrid recording a 3-1 victory at Bernabeu, and the reigning champions then moved six points clear at the summit by beating basement side Elche on Wednesday night.

As a result, there was pressure on Barcelona heading into Thursday's game with Villarreal, but a strong performance allowed the Catalan side to cut the gap back to three points, with Robert Lewandowski scoring twice before Ansu Fati registered in a 3-0 success at Camp Nou.

Xavi's side will be pleased with their start to the league season, collecting 25 points from 10 matches, scoring 24 goals in the process and conceding just four.

Our Predicted Lineups

Barcelona possible starting lineup:Ter Stegen; Roberto, Kounde, E Garcia, Alonso; Gavi, De Jong, Pedri; Dembele, Lewandowski, Fati

Athletic Club possible starting lineup: starting lineup:Simon; De Marcos, I Martinez, Yeray, Lekue; Berenguer, Herrera, Sancet, Muniain; I Williams, N Williams

Who will win the match?

We say: Barcelona 1-0 Athletic Club. Athletic have a lot of quality in the final third of the field and will fancy their chances of scoring on Sunday night despite Barcelona's impressive defensive record this season. That said, it is difficult to back against the hosts considering their quality, and we are expecting Xavi's side to secure all three points.

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