Barcelona 11-4-4, Athletic Bilbao 7-3-9
1/31/21 3 pm
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Barcelona is hosting Atletico Bilbao at Camp Nou in round 21 in the Spanish LaLiga.
After losing to Bilbao in the Super Cup finals after extra time, Barcelona is back on the winning track with 3 wins in a row during which they scored 6 goals while conceding only 1 goal. With 37 points, 39 scored goals, and 17 conceded goals, Barcelona is in 4th place, and they are now 10 points away from the top of the table. Barcelona was playing against Rayo Vallecano in Copa del Rey earlier this week, and they have won this game 1-2. In their last LaLiga game, Barcelona was playing against Elche on the road, and they were the dominant team with 66% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and high 91% of the correct passes. Barcelona was without Messi in this game, but they still had a good game, and they ended up winning this match 0-2. Messi has now scored 11 goals for Barcelona, while Griezmann has 5 goals and 4 assists. Fati, Pique, Roberto, and Coutinho are injured, while Dest is still questionable. Barcelona is playing well as of late, with occasional slip-ups, but I just don’t see them catching up to Atletico Madrid. Barcelona will need to be satisfied with one of the top 4 spots this season.
Athletic Bilbao is in great form, and after winning the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona, Athletic has continued winning games. Bilbao is now on a 5-game winning streak and 3-game winning streak after winning the Super Cup. During this fantastic period, Bilbao has scored 14 goals while conceding 6 goals, and they have conceded at least one goal in each game. In their last LaLiga game, Bilbao was hosting Getafe, and they were the better team in that game with 51% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 71% of the correct passes. Bilbao conceded a goal in the 1st minute, but they quickly bounced back, and Bilbao has won this game 5-1. Muniain and Williams have each scored 4 goals for Bilbao so far, while Berenguer and Garcia added 3 goals each. Belenziaga and Noloskoain are injured, while Martinez and Vicente are still questionable. Athletic Bilbao has climbed a few spots in the standings, and they are now in 9th place with 24 points. Offensively, Bilbao could be better, but their defense is great with only 23 conceded goals. Even if Athletic Bilbao doesn’t reach the Europa League spot, they are happy with their season because they have won a trophy.
Barcelona has lost only one game at home so far this season, and they are in good form. Bilbao is also in good form, but their defense is still not doing well despite the whole team improving their form. Barcelona has been dominant in this matchup, and I see them winning this game, but I also see at least 3 goals here because Bilbao could score at least one goal.