All eyes will be on San Mames when Athletic Club and Barcelona go head to head in La Liga action. The Lions are looking to put an end on their 3 game losing streak, however they will face strong opposition this time around. Core defender Yeray Alvarez is back from suspension, but midfielder Oihan Sancet is banned for the match after receiving a red card in a goalless draw against Rayo Vallecano. Both Unai Simon and Jon Morcillo remain on the sidelines, while Ander Herrera is still being analyzed by Bilbao’s medical staff.
On the other side of the field, Barcelona are still suffering without their top attacker Robert Lewandowski, who is suffering from a hamstring problem, with Pedri and Ousmane Dembele staying in the recovery room for now. Ronald Araujo is banned for this match, thus the game might future a back and forth affair which most likely will end goalless. In their last head to head at San Mames both teams shook hands with a 1-1 draw.
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Barcelona does have the edge this time around, coming in decent form. The Blaugrana have won a big percentage of their recent matchups, only slipping versus Almeria in the league and Manchester United in the Europa League. However they immediately bounced back in spectacular manner against historic rivals, taking a 1-0 win versus Real Madrid in the first game of the Copa del Rey series.
Raphina will look to take all the offensive pressure on his shoulders, with youngsters by his side looking to be open for passes after the Brazilian’s staple dribbling succeeds. Of course it is important to note that Barcelona is not a free scoring squad, with the Blaugrana doubling down on their possession focused style.
This time around we expect a low scoring Barcelona favored affair.
Athletic Club vs FC Barcelona Game Information
- Date: 03/12/2023
- Time: 04:00 PM ET
- Location: San Mamés Barria (Bilbao).
- How to Watch Athletic vs Barcelona: ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Athletic vs Barcelona Betting Lines
Athletic is +245 according to our Vegas La Liga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $245. On the other side, Barcelona is +120 according to the Vegas La Liga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $120.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Athletic at a 28.99% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Barcelona has 45.45% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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