Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona play at San Mamés Barria in a match of the 23rd round of the Primera Division. In the final confrontation between these teams in this competition, on 29-09-2018, the final result was a draw for (1-1). The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the visiting team, which in the last 7 matches has won 5 and lost 2. Indeed, in the last match in this stadium, in a match for Primera Division on 28-10-2017, Barcelona only managed to win , by (0-2). The goals of the match were scored by L. Messi (36 ') and Paulinho (90') for Barcelona.
Athletic Bilbao Analysis
After 5 wins, 11 draws and 6 losses, the home team is in 12th place, having won 26 points. In the last match, they lost with Real Sociedad away by (2-1), after in the previous game to have won at home, in a game against Betis, for (1-0). For the championship, Athletic Bilbao won 14 points in 30 chances, after 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses in their last 10 games at their stadium.
In this competition, it does not lose in its stadium there are 6 departures. In the matches played at his stadium there are some frequent scorers at the end of the first 45 ': 1-0 (4 in 11 matches) and 0-0 (5 in 11 matches). His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to accomplish in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 22 games in the competition, he never managed to turn the scoring in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 11 home games in this competition there are 1 highlights: you have 5 of your 12 goals between minutes (76'-90 ').
Athletic Bilbao enters this match with a 1-0 defeat in their visit to the Real Sociedad field, putting an end to the seven straight games without losing in the Spanish championship. It is important to note that the home team have won only 4 out of 11 matches at their stadium. The home team tends to play in a 4-2-3-1, preferring a slower style of play, channeling most of the time, their play through the sides. In this drawing, the three most advanced players are Cordoba, Ebai Gomez and Iñaki Williams, the latter being the best finisher with 7 goals scored. Coach Gaizka Garitano can not count on Ander Capa, punished, besides Aduriz and Lekue, these injured.
Analysis of Barcelona
After 15 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses, the visiting team is in 1st place, having won 50 points. In the last match, they drew with Valencia at home (2-2), after the previous match they won out in a game against Girona, by (0-2). In the last game he played for the Copa del Rey, tied with Real Madrid at home for (1-1). In the last 10 away games, Barcelona have won 7, 2 draws and 1 loss, having won 23 points out of 30.
For this competition, it registers a sequence of 4 victories in the last games as a visitor and has not lost any of the last 7 games outside its stadium. His attack has been marked with great regularity, since he has always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games in this competition. There is a tendency to have goals in their away games, as 9 of the last 10 matches they played for this competition ended with over 1.5 goals. In 22 games in this competition, only managed 2 turns on the scoreboard in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 away games for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: suffered 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (46'-60 ').
Barcelona enter into this match after a 1-1 draw at Real Madrid's reception in the first round of the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey. In the last game for the championship, the Catalans drew 2-2 against Valencia. The visiting team is usually 4-3-3, preferring a more organized style of play, preferring to attack through midfield. In this drawing, the three most advanced players will be Coutinho, Suárez and Messi, and in the central area of the field should play Busquets, Arthur and Rakitic. For this game the coach Enresto Valverde can not count on suspended Jordi Alba, in addition to Dembélé, Rafinha, Cillessen and Umtiti, players recovering from injury.
The most likely scenario for this confrontation will be the Barcelona win. It is certain that the visiting club has not won for two official games, however, it presents a collective far superior to the home team. On the other hand, Athletic Bilbao is having a good time inside the house, but the individual quality of their athletes is inferior. Looking at this and taking these factors into account, betting on the visitors' favor is the best option.