ATH vs BAR Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: February 11, 01:15 AM, IST
Where: San Mamés Stadium
ATH vs BAR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Barcelona will look for another win as they take on a resurgent Athletic Bilbao in the La Liga match at San Mamés Stadium, in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain, on Sunday night (IST).
For a club of Athletic Bilbao's size, a 16th-place finish was definitely one of the lowest points of this club's recent history. In fact, Bilbao are used to playing in Europa having finished fourth, seventh, fifth and seventh in their four seasons between 2013 and 2017.
The San Mames based side appointed Eduardo Berizzo as their new head coach in the summer with the hope of starting things afresh.
But the move didn't materialize as Bilbao flirted with the relegation and Berizzo was eventually relieved of his duty in December.
Gaizka Garitano is at the helm now and it's clear that Los Leones have made progress under him. Four of Bilbao's four wins have come under him, and that too since December.
Inaki Williams has been phenomenal of late and was rightly judged as La Liga's January player of the month.
Barcelona meanwhile are leading the table ahead of their eternal rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.
Last time around, the reigning Spanish Champions had to settle for a 2-2 draw at home against Valecnia.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Athletic Bilbao – L W W D W L
Barcelona – W L W W D D
ATH vs BAR Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Team News:
Injured – Inigo Lekue, Aritz Aduriz and Peru Nolaskoain all will be missing the home clash against Barcelona with an injury.
Suspended – Ander Capa will be serving a ban in this match.
Questionable – Mikel Rico and Unai Simon both have been listed as questionable ahead of this match.
Note: With Capa ineligible for selection, Oscar de Maros is expected to feature at right-back. The in-form Ghanian forward Inaki Williams will be leading the attack for the hosts.
Key Players – Inaki Williams, Iker Muniain
Injured – According to reports, Midfielder Arthur has been ruled out for the next 3-4 weeks. The Brazilian is reported to have suffered a hamstring injury.
In addition, Rafinha and Jasper Cillessen both have been ruled out as well.
Suspended – Left-back Jordi Alba will be serving a ban in this match due to the accumulation of yellow cards.
Questionable – Meanwhile, centre-back Samuel Umtiti has returned to the training ground. The French world cup winning defender hasn't featured for Barcelona since September. However, he may not be risked in this match.
Also, Ousmane Dembele has made progressed in his injury rehabilitation. He is likely to be assessed ahead of this match.
Note: Sergio Busquets is available for selection after missing the last league game through a ban. He will be returning to the base of the midfield.
Barcelona have signed young French left-back Jean-Clair Todibo.
Key Players – Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez
ATH vs BAR Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Athletic Bilbao – Herrerin (GK), Capa, Alvarez, Inigo, Yuri; R Garcia, Bernat, D Garcia; Cordoba, Williams, Muniain
Barcelona– Ter Stegen (GK), Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Semedo; Busquets, Rakitic, Vidal; Dembele, L Suarez, Messi
ATH vs BAR Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Athletic Bilbao FANTASY PREDICTION:
Barcelona had to share points in the corresponding fixture as Atheltic Bilbao forced a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou earlier in the season.
Barca dominate this fixture and have tasted just two defeats in the last 25 games.
We back the visitors to get something out of this match.
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