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Date: 22nd October 2023
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK
Venue: Olimpic Lluis Companys, Barcelona-Spain
TV: Premier Player HD, Premier Sports 2 HD, ITVX, ITV4
Barcelona to Win
2-0 to Barcelona
Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao – Top free predictions by Football Ground Guide
Match result prediction – Barcelona to win
Our first Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao prediction is a betting tip from the 1X2 market. Barcelona's home performance has been formidable, winning all their four home games so far. In this fifth home game of the 2023-24 season, we are backing Barcelona to make it 5 consecutive home wins and potential the 4th consecutive clean sheet victory over Bilbao.
Based on the sportsbook's odds, Barcelona have a 62% win probability with odds of 1.62 in this clash with Bilbao.
Team to score prediction – Both teams to score: No
The fact that the last three meetings ended in favour of Barca means they have another chance to stage a strong home performance. So far, Barcelona have had the best performance at home, conceding only 2 goals and scoring 11 goals in four home games. In the same breath, Bilbao have not been very going away from home, so we expect this to be a one-sided scoreline with Barca expected to remain unbeaten at home.
Correct score prediction – 2-0 to Barcelona
Barcelona won all the last three La Liga meetings with Bilbao without conceding a goal. The hosts are currently ranked 3rd and have the best home run so far after four home matches. With 11 goals scored and only two conceded at home, we expect the best showing from Barcelona in this upcoming encounter. Athletic Bilbao on the other hand, have scored 4 and conceded 3 in 4 trips, which isn't very impressive. We are backing a clean sheet win for Barca and a scoreline of 2-0 in their favour.
Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao La Liga fixture preview
Barcelona are within the precincts of the top spot. They need a win to be in contention for the top spot. And being the best home team so far, this should easily end in the favour of Barcelona.
Hosting coach, Xavi has no suspended players for this game and is expected to field a 4-3-3 formation on Sunday.
On the flip side, Bilbao are expected to line in a 4-2-3-1 formation when they clash with Barcelona on Sunday. The visitors are 5th overall and 7th on the road.
However, playing away from home against Barcelona, a team they lost to in the last three La Liga meetings without scoring will not be easy.
Frequently asked questions
- Who will be the referee when Barcelona hosts Bilbao on Sunday, 22nd October 2023? Juan Martinez Munuera will be the main match official.
- How did Barcelona and Bilbao perform in the last meeting? Barcelona won 0-1 away from home.
- Where will Barcelona host Bilbao on 22nd October 2023 and what is the capacity of the match venue? Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao will be staged at Olimpic Lluis Companys in Barcelona, Spain. The stadium has a capacity of 54,367 seats.