Barcelona hope to close the gap between Real Madrid with a win against Athletic Bilbao
Barcelona have been at their best in La Liga this season, dropping just two points. They haven’t conceded a goal in their last 5 league games, which is their best defensive streak since 2011.
Barcelona also excel on the attacking front and hold the second-best record in the league, with Robert Lewandowski leading the scorer list with 11 goals in 10 games.
However, despite their impressive start to the season, they find themselves in 2nd place behind rivals Real Madrid.
Barcelona hope to get all 3 points if they host Athletic Club. Bilbao also had a strong start to the season but haven’t won a game in the last 3 games.
Besides, history doesn’t speak for them against Barcelona at the Camp Nou. Her 20-game winless streak at Barca is her second-worst streak in the competition. However, Barcelona cannot let the past decide the result and must do their best.
Barcelona vs. Athletic Club confirmed line-ups
Barcelona XI (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Roberto, Kounde, E. Garcia, Alonso; Busquets, De Jong, Pedri; Dembele, Lewandowski, Gavi
Athletic Bilbao (4-2-3-1): Simon; De Marcos, I Martinez, Yeray, Berchiche; Berenguer, Herrera, Zarraga, Vesga; I Williams, N Williams
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Barcelona’s upcoming games
After their game against Athletic Bilbao on October 26th, Barcelona host Bayern Munich in what amounts to a cup final clash as they need to win their remaining 2 Champions League games to have any hope of qualifying.
Barcelona then travel to ninth-placed Valencia in La Liga, followed by a crucial Champions League game against Viktoria Plzeň on 1 November.