Reigning champions FC Barcelona will look to get back on winning ways as they square off with contending squad Athletic Bilbao at their homeground of Camp Nou on February 4th, Saturday in a 2016-2017 La Liga season fixture.
Barcelona Vs Athletic Bilbao La Liga 4th February 2017 Details
Barcelona won the Copa del Rey meeting last month 4-3 on aggregate thanks to a 3-1 win in the 2nd Leg at Camp Nou. They’ve won 5 of their last 6 home games against the Basque club and also won in Bilbao earlier this term in La Liga. Both teams have scored in 56% of Barcelona home games and 56% of Athletic away games in La Liga this term.
Dates, Fixtures, Schedule
|United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time)||4.02.2017 10:15 EST|
|England (GMT Europe Time) (United Kingdom)||4.02.2017 15:15 GMT+0|
|India (IST Indian Time)||4.02.2017 20:45 IST|
Camp Nou, Barcelona
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Barcelona Vs Athletic Bilbao Live Online Commentary
Louis Enrique’s Barcelona side are trailing current league leaders Real Madrid with 4 points in the table, they are in the second spot with 42 points, tied on same points with Sevilla. The Catalan are undefeated in 7 matches recently, having won 5 games and drawn twice. They are also firing all cylinders, they have score at least 3 goals in 5 of their last 7 fixtures. Touching Barca’s team news: the midfield duo of Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets are both nearing returns to fitness but are unlikely to be risked. Ivan Rakitic is likely to be employed in a holding role with Arda Turan alongside him and the usual front three up top.
On the flip side, the visitors – Athletic Bilbao look a little shady in form recently, they have just 1 victory in their last 5 matches in all tournaments. Athletic Bilbao are in 7th place with 32 points and are 10 points away from their hosts Barcelona. They will hope to build on their last week win over Sporting Gijon to at least get a stalemate in this match. As regards Bilbao injury news: Central defender Eneko Boveda is a doubt but should make it while Aymeric Laporte is also expected to be fit to start alongside him. Ernesto Valverde isn’t expected to make any other changes with all their main attacking players available.