Barcelona host Athletic Bilbao
Barcelona host Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou in a game from the 21th round of Spanish La Liga. The Catalans will not have an easy match. Let’s preview it in these football betting tips this weekend.
At this moment Barcelona are third in La Liga with 37 points which puts them 10 points behind the leader Atletico Madrid. On theory Barca still have chances to go on top, but only if they don’t make any mistakes.
That’s what Los Cules are doing lately. Ronald Koeman’s team is in a run of four consecutive wins in the league at the moment. In their last game Barcelona faced Elche away from home and secured a 2-0 win. Frenkie De Jong and Riqui Puig scored the goals.
The huge news for Barcelona is the return of Lionel Messi. The Argentine wizard is back in action after being suspended for the last two games. Now he must be more fresh and ready for action.
Athletic will face Barcelona pretty soon after beating the Catalans for the Spanish Super Cup. The Basques beat all the odds and won the trophy and now they are getting ready to hurt Barca again.
In La Liga Athletic are 9th in the league standings with 24 points won. They are gradually improving since the arrival of the new manager Marcelino. The truth is Athletic needed such a boost and they got it with the new coach.
In their last La Liga game the Basques hosted Getafe and made a wonderful performance for a 5-1 win. The classy veteran Raul Garcia scored a brace while Yeray, Berenguer and De Marcos also scored for the hosts.
That’s the football betting tips this weekend for the La Liga game between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou. Let’s see if Barca are ready to avenge their Super Cup loss from recently.