Prediction Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish League Week 26 Sunday Tonight

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao match will be held in Week 26 of the Spanish League, Monday morning, 28 February 2022. The two teams will fight at Camp Nou, starting at 03.00 WIB.

Barcelona are in their best form since being managed by coach Xavi Hernandez, although they have not been able to appear consistent. They are in fourth place in the Spanish League with 42 points.

Athletic Bilbao have only lost once in their last five matches. They are in eighth place with 37 points.

Blaugrana impress at Spanish League last week after a 4-1 win over Valencia. Their new striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang managed to score hat trick.

They also just won 4-2 when they visited Napoli in the Europa League play-offs. Barca unbeaten from last nine matches in Spanish League.

Meanwhile Athletic Bilbao just recovered from adversity after a 2-1 win over Mallorca last week. The result was a revival after being defeated by Mallorca 2-3.

Athletic Bilbao have a bad record when they travel to Camp Nou. Barcelona successfully won 19 of the last 23 meetings at home Athletic Bilbao.

Last time we met, Athletic Bilbao win 3-2 over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey. But coach Barcelona, ​​Xavi Hernandez, claims his current team has developed.

“We are a different team since the last time we faced them,” said Xavi. “We have improved in many aspects of the game, also the way we move the ball.”

However, Athletic Bilbao can take advantage of the fatigue situation Barcelona to steal at least one point. This is because Barcelona just played the party away to Italy against Napoli.

Last 5 Meetings Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao:

  • 20/01/2022 – Athletic Bilbao 3-2 Barcelona (Copa del Rey)
  • 21/08/2021 – Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Barcelona (Spanish League)
  • 17/04/2021 – Athletic Bilbao 0-4 Barcelona (Copa del Rey)
  • 31/01/2021 – Barcelona 2-1 Athletic Bilbao (Spanish League)
  • 17/01/2021 – Barcelona 2-3 Athletic Bilbao (Spanish Super Cup)

Current Condition of Both Teams:

Barcelona: No additional injured players from Barcelona. However, they still cannot play Samuel Umtiti, Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto, and Alex Balde due to injury.

Meanwhile, Jordi Alba cannot appear due to suspension. The good news, Clement Lenglet and Memphis Depay have recovered from injury and are ready to play in the match.

Athletic Bilbao: Athletic Bilbao will not be reinforced by Nico Williams due to injury. Meanwhile, Alex Brenguer who was suspended was also absent from this match.

Estimated Line-up:

Barcelona (4-3-3): Marc-Andre Ter Stegen; Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Sergino Dest; Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Pedri; Ferran Torres, Pierre-Emercik Aubameyang, Gavi
Coach: Xavi Hernandez

Athletic Bilbao (4-4-2): Unai Simon; Oscar De Marcos, Inigo Martinez, Yeray Alvarez, Yuri Berchiche; Oier Zarraga, Mikel Vesga, Dani Garcia, Iker Muniain; Inaki Williams, Oihan Sanchet
Trainer: Marcelino Garcia Toral

Barcelona vs Athletic Prediction Bilbao

Judging from the meeting record in the Copa del Rey, Bilbao has the potential to surprise Barcelona. However, under Xavi, Barca are more developed. Therefore, both teams have equal chances of winning in this match. The possibility of the match ending in a draw will also be very open.

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