ATH vs BAR Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Laliga Live Score 22 August

Updated on: Aug 21, 2021 8:33 pm IST


ATH vs BAR Dream11 Prediction: Barcelona are back in action with another important La Liga fixture this weekend as they lock horns with Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames on Saturday night. Bilbao have been inconsistent in La Liga in recent years and have a massive point to prove this season. Barcelona, on the other hand, eased past Real Sociedad in their previous game and will look to achieve a similar result in this game.

ATH vs BAR Dream11 Prediction

Athletic Club come into this on the back of an opening day goalless draw against Elche away from home. Marcelino’s appointment in January saw the Basque side have an upturn in form and high-scoring fortunes that weren’t necessarily aligned with their performance and result on the opening day of this season. They come up against a Barcelona side that had a surprise 4-2 win over a poor Real Sociedad last weekend as they begin their post-Messi era. That high-scoring, high-conceding theme is likely to continue here and both teams scoring is a strong bet for this one.

Date: 22 August, Sunday
Time: 1:30 AM (IST)
Venue: San Mames, Bilbao

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Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Live, Laliga

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Recent form:

Athletic Bilbao – D L L L D
Barcelona – W W W L D

Head-to-head (last five meetings)

Athletic Bilbao Wins- 01
Draws– 00
Barcelona Wins– 04

Athletic Bilbao News

Injury Report and Unavailability: Bilbao will remain without Yuri Berchiche and Peru Nolaskoain for this the foreseeable future due to respective operations.

Expected changes and Strategy: They are unlikely to make changes for this one, but Raul Garcia will be in competition with Oihan Sancet for a starting spot up top.

Athletic Bilbao Starting XI (Likely)

Julen Agirrezabala
Mikel Balenziaga
Inigo Martinez
Yeray Alvarez
Oscar De Marcos
Unai Vencedor
Unai Garcia
Iker Muniain
Alex Berenguer
Oihan Sancet
Inaki Williams

Barcelona News

Injury Report and Unavailability: Frenkie De Jong returned from injury ahead of the opening game, but apart from that, Barca remain injury hit, with the likes of Sergio Aguero, Ousmane Dembele, Ansu Fati and Marc-Andre ter Stegen all out.

Expected changes and Strategy: Memphis Depay played through the middle on his La Liga debut for Barcelona last time out with Martin Braithwaite floating wide. That could be repeated here given how well it worked last time out.

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Barcelona Starting XI (Likely)

Jordi Alba
Gerard Pique
Ronald Araujo
Sergino Dest
Sergio Busquets
Sergi Roberto
Memphis Depay
Antoine Griezmann
Martin Braithwaite

PREVIEW | Athletic Club v FC Barcelona

Captain Options

Martin Braithwaite: Braithwaite scored 1 goals and a total of 4 shots on goals this season. This results in a goal conversion rate of 41.39%. He had a total of 2 big chances. He has a total of 0 assist, 2 key passes and he created a total of 2 chances.

Antoine Griezmann: Griezmann scored 13 goals and a total of 29 shots on goals last season. This results in a goal conversion rate of 36.28%. He had a total of 18 big chances. He has a total of 7 assists, 13 key passes and he created a total of 21 chances.

X-factors, differential picks

Inaki Williams: Williams scored 6 goals and a total of 19 shots on goals last season. This results in a goal conversion rate of 32.42%. He had a total of 9 big chances. He has a total of 6 assists, 9 key passes and he created a total of 11 chances.

ATH vs BAR Dream11 Team

Goalkeeper: Neto
Defenders: Alba, Pique, Alvarez, Balenziaga
Midfielders: Pedri, Griezmann, Raul Garcia
Attackers: Williams, Depay, Braithwaite

Who will win?

Barcelona were quite good against Real Sociedad last week but did concede two late goals. Ronald Koeman is unlikely to make drastic changes to his team this weekend and is set to back Martin Braithwaite alongside Griezmann and Depay in the forward line. Barca are the better team on paper, however, and should be able to win this game. In our ATH vs BAR Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 3-1 win for the Catalans in this match.

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