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Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

La Liga Top-Six Teams to Collide

Undefeated at Home

Barcelona are sitting in second place in La Liga. Not having lost a single game when playing at home has a lot to do with that. Athletic Bilbao are sitting in sixth place. Not having lost a single game on the road has a lot to do with that. In other words, we’re set for a great game on Sunday.

As expected, Los Azulgranas dominate the soccer odds, but Los Leones are well known for being one of the best teams when it comes to playing on the counter-attack. Not to be tedious, but you definitely don’t want to miss this game.

Robert Lewandowski (9) and Frenkie de Jong (21) of FC Barcelona
Robert Lewandowski (9) and Frenkie de Jong (21) of FC Barcelona | Josep lago / afp

Let’s check the latest La Liga odds, stats, injury reports, and La Liga lines for Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao. We’ve plenty of La Liga betting odds for you to consider.

Barcelona: Trust in Lewandowski

It’s pretty simple: If Robert Lewandowski scores, Barcelona don’t lose. Midweek, Los Azulgranas played host to Villarreal and won 3-0. Lewandowski was named Man of the Match after scoring a brace. Ansu Fati also scored.

Returning to the winning column allowed Los Azulgranas to regain some confidence. after losing to Real Madrid (3-1) in El Clasico, which was enough to lose first place. They currently sit in second place with 25 points, three less than Real Madrid.

Beyond Lewandowski, we’re actually talking about a well-balanced team. Barcelona have scored 24 goals and allowed four. Only Real Madrid have scored more with 25, while no other team has allowed less.

As if that wasn’t enough to consider including them in your soccer picks, they’re 4-1-0 when playing at home. They didn’t allow a single goal in those games. On the other hand, they scored 11, failing to score only once.

The home side is offering a -185 price. Considering all of the above, it seems like a great deal.

Athletic Bilbao: Feisty Underdog

Athletic Bilbao haven’t won in their last three games, but don’t let that lead you into thinking that Los Leones aren’t capable of putting up a good fight at Camp Nou.

Most recently, they visited Getafe and drew 2-2. The home side started winning thanks to Carles Alena, who scored in the 27th minute. Los Leones turned things around in the second half thanks to Inaki Williams and Raul Garcia, but the defense couldn’t hold up.

Speaking of Williams, he’s the team’s top scorer with four goals. He’s followed by Alex Berenguer and Nico Williams with three goals each. In other words, they’ve plenty of assets to hurt Los Azulgranas.

As mentioned before, they haven’t lost when playing on the road (2-2-0) They scored in all four games, 11 goals in total, and allowed four, finishing with a clean sheet once. That fact and the +475 price they’re offering in the sportsbook makes them a tempting underdog.

Last but not least, Ander Herrera is eligible to return after serving a two-game suspension.

Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-Head

  • Previous Matches: 215
  • Barcelona Victories: 108 (401 goals)
  • Athletic Bilbao Victories: 72 (298 goals)
  • Draws: 35

Last season, these two collided three times, twice in La Liga and once in the Copa del Rey. The Copa del Rey match, which Los Leones ended up winning 3-2, went to overtime. Iker Muniain scored the winning goal in the 105th minute.

Regarding La Liga, they drew 1-1 in Bilbao. Los Azulgranas finished the game with 10 players as Eric Garcia was sent off. Things were quite different at Camp Nou as Barcelona crushed Bilbao 4-0. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembele, Luuk de Jong and Memphis Depay were the scorers. Curiously enough, Aubameyang and De Jong no longer play for Los Azulgranas while Depay is close to leaving.

Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Match Information

  • Date: Sunday, Oct. 23
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET
  • Location: Camp Nou, Barcelona
  • Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Live stream:

Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Lines

Team Handicap Moneyline Total Team Total
Barcelona -1 -115 -185 3Ev 1½-180


Bilbao +1 -105 +475 3Ev ½-180


Draw +360

The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.

Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction

Athletic Bilbao are going to put up a good fight, but it won’t be enough to pull off the upset. Barcelona’s depth is uncanny. Against Villarreal, Dembele, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique, Hector Bellerin and Raphinha came off the bench. Franck Kessie didn’t play at all. That’s basically another team. Plus, Los Azulgranas are fully focused on winning La Liga because they’re virtually eliminated from the Champions League. The home side will win a close contest in which both will score, precisely our betting online pick.

Score Prediction: Barcelona 2, Athletic Bilbao 1

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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