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ATH vs BAR Dream11 Prediction | LA Liga | Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona, Fantasy Team News

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

ATH vs BAR Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups

The defending Champions start their new season with a tough away fixture.

Barcelona will travel to Bilbao, Basque country, for their season opener match against Atheltic Bilbao at San Mamés Stadium.


Match Details:

The La Liga match will be played between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona at San Mamés Stadium, in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. The ground has a capacity of 53,289.
The game will start at 12:30 AM (IST), on Saturday, August 17.


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Athletic Bilbao –
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Athletic Bilbao Team News:

  • Gorka Guruzeta remains out due to a knee injury.
  • All three, Ibai Gomez, Inigo Cordoba, and Inigo Martinez failed to make the cut in Gaizka Garitano’s squad for the match.

Possible INs and OUTs of this game:

  • Either Ander Capa or oscar de Marcos will start at right-back.
  • Unai Nunez may start at center-back as Inigo Martinez is out of the match.
  • Ibai Gomez is out and that opens a spot for the teammates. Gorka Guruzeta may go with an extra midfielder rather than a forward player.

Here is Athletic Bilbao squad for the opening fixture against Barcelona:

U. Simón, Unai Nuñez, Yeray, San José, Beñat, Unai López, Williams, Muniain, Larrazabal, Herrerín, Dani García, Yuri, De Marcos, Aduriz, Capa, Raúl García, Balenziaga, Vivian and Sancet


Athletic Bilbao Probable XI:

​Herrerin (GK), de Marcos, Alvarez, Martinez, Berchiche, San Jose, D. Garcia, Muniain, R. Garcia, Aduriz, Williams


Barcelona FC Team News:

  • Lionel Messi, Neto and Jean-Clair Todibo all three miss out due to injuries.
  • While Arturo Vidal and Arthur have been left behind by Ernesto Valverde due to the duo’s lack of match fitness.

Possible ins or outs of this game:

  • Summer signing Antoine Griezmann is set to play his first competitive game for Barcelona, with Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez completing the front three.
  • Frenkie De Jong is in the squad despite doubts about his inclusion, which means, the former Ajax midfielder is expected to start alongside Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic.

Here is Barcelona’s squad for Atheltic Bilbao match:

Marc-André ter Stegen, Iñaki Peña, Nélson Semedo, Gerard Piqué, Clément Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Philippe Coutinho, Rafinha, Carles Aleñá, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie De Jong, Luis Suárez, Ousmane Dembélé, Antoine Griezmann, Carles Pérez


Barcelona Probable XI:

Ter Stegen (GK), Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba, Roberto, Busquets, De Jong, Dembélé, Suárez, Griezmann


Potential Game Changers:

  • Antoine Griezmann
  • Ousmane Dembele
  • Luis Suarez
  • Inaki Williams
  • Raul Garcia

Likely to score:

  • For Athletic Bilbao: Inaki Williams
  • For Barcelona: Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

  • Inaki Williams: One of the finest players on Atheltic Bilbao’s roster. The 25-year-old is improving his stats every season, and if the trend continues, we could see him dominating the goal scoring charts for Bilbao.

Last season’s stats:

  • Games: 38
  • Minutes: 3040
  • Goals: 13
  • Assists: 04

Antoine Griezmann: Barcelona’s already impressive attacking department became even more potent after the arrival of superstar Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.

He will surely be fighting with both Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi for the Golden Shoe at the end of the season and that’s a healthy sign for any squad.

Last season’s stats:

  • Games: 49
  • Minutes: 3040
  • Goals: 21
  • Assists: 11

Luis Suarez: His speed may have slowed down, but the Uruguayan remains as effective as he was at any point in his career.

Last season’s stats:

  • Games: 47
  • Minutes: 3040
  • Goals: 24
  • Assists: 10

Suggested combination:

To be updated!


ATH vs BAR Dream11 potential winner:
Barcelona should at least get a draw here.

Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

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