Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao – La Liga: After an excellent victory against Chelsea, by 3-0, in another great show by the star Messi
Barcelona have reached their 14th consecutive Champions League’s quarter-finals. The team’s season is spectacular.
In the league, they are the leaders and are still looking to win the title undefeated, having a record of 22 wins and 6 draws and having scored 72 goals and only conceded 13.
Barça has 8 more points than Atlético and 15 more points than 3rd place Real Madrid. Only considering their record at home, they have 11 wins and 2 draws, scoring 38 goals and only conceding 6 so far.
Bilbao: On a completely opposite situation to Barcelona’s, Bilbao is coming off an elimination from the Europa League after having suffered another loss against Marseille, this time at home by 2-1.
When it comes to the league, the team has been making a campaign well below the expectations, occupying only the 12th place and being far from the fight for the European spots, since they are already 9 points behind the 6th place Villarreal.
On their last 5 matches, they’ve gotten 2 victories, 1 draw and 2 losses. Counting only their record as visitors, they have only gotten 3 victories in 14 matches. They are also coming off a streak of 3 consecutive losses.
Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Since it couldn’t be any different, I predict a total favouritism for Barcelona here.
Almost unbeatable as hosts, with an extremely qualified team, besides high motivation indexes thanks to the progression on the Champions League and the fact that they’re trying to make an unbeaten campaign, something that would be historical for the club.
Besides that, the team is proving to be very balanced on all sectors, not conceding many goals and being a goal scoring machine.
On the other hand, Bilbao actually has a good team, but they aren’t delivering what was expected from them this season, being far from the top pack.
The team is coming off the elimination on the Europa League, that was their main objective of the season and that way, they could be pretty uninterested heading into this match.
Another interesting point is the head-to-head record, that shows the matches between these two teams tend to have a lot of goals. Therefore, I believe that the selection of Barcelona to win & Over 3.5 Goals here is the most appropriate.
|Barcelona to win and Over 3.5 goals||