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LaLiga • Day 31
06/23/20 04:00 PM
Barcelona
Barcelona
1 - 0
Finished
45' : 0 - 0
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao

Tip Barcelona - Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona Athletic Bilbao Prediction published on June 21, 2020 at 12:14 PM - modifiedat June 21, 2020 at 1:16 PM

Barcelona had their first slip since football resumed, in their game against Sevilla and will hope to return to winning ways when they host Athletic Club on Tuesday. Going to this match, Barcelona are top of La Liga standings with 65 points while Athletic have 42 points, in ninth place. The race for the title is tight and after dropping two points in the draw with Sevilla, Barcelona will want to look at this as a must win clash. Second placed Real Madrid, with a game in hand, are just three points behind Barca, which should be a motivation for the Catalans. However, Athletic Club will not hand over the points easily; they too need them, as they have in sight a place in either Champions League or Europa League. Barcelona failed to win for the first time in three matches since La Liga resumed as they drew with Sevilla. One thing though, Barca have not conceded a goal in the three matches since resumption. They last lost in early March, to Real Madrid and have since won three of four matches, and one draw and kept clean sheets in all the four. Samuel Umtiti is back for this clash though a few players remain absent with injuries but Barca should be able to cope. They have won seven of the last 10 league matches and haven’t lost in their 15 league matches at home this season. On only one occasion at home have they played to a draw – against Real Madrid. They hit Leganes 2-0 in their last home match, making it three straight clean sheets in league matches at home. In four of their last five league matches at home, Barca have scored two or more goals.

After straight draws with Atletico Madrid and Eibar, Athletic Club found their winning formula with a 1-0 win over Real Betis. Against Barca, they will have a different kind of challenge, especially looking at the fact that they haven’t been scoring many goals while they have been conceding too. In their three matches since resumption, they have one clean sheet and have conceded three goals. In La Liga, Athletic Club have shown great improvement; they have not lost any of the last five. In the last 15 La Liga matches, they have won just three. Away from home, they aren’t the best to bank on, Athletic Club have managed just two wins in 15 away league matches this season. In three of their last four away league matches, they have conceded two or more goals and have no clean sheet in six straight away league matches.

Key points Barcelona - Athletic Bilbao

key points iconBarcelona have won 14 of 15 home league matches.

key points iconAthletic Club have two wins in 15 away league matches this season.

key points iconAthletic Club have no clean sheet in the last six away league matches.

key points iconIn four of their last five league matches at home, Barca have scored two or more goals.

Conclusion Barcelona - Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona took a stumble in their last match, against Sevilla, which is understandable but they maintained their good defensive performance. They take on Athletic Club who have been doing fairly well since the league resumed but with a not so impressive away form. Going to this match, Barca carry a good home run as compared to the visitor’s away form. In their last match, Athletico scored an early goal but could not add, though they will take credit for defending it well to the 90th minute. It will be different against the caliber of Barcelona, who have a great record at home both for wins and scoring, and also seek to stay top. Putting in mind Barcelona’s scoring record at home, we will go with a 2-0 win for the hosts.

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