Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao, LIVE Stream
Seeing FC Barcelona in its Camp Nou stadium is an unforgettable moment for all those who have experienced it. This FC Barcelona vs Athletic Club de Bilbao football match will certainly not break the rule. In La Liga, the Spanish Championship, playing in Barcelona is an event for both small and big Spanish teams. They come to Camp Nou to shine and win. Imagine the resistance Barcelona must offer in every match to hold its own. This is typical of the big clubs that can never lower their level of play for the matches with stakes, as against the smallest teams in the standings. Barcelona’s club members know it and never let down their guard either.If “Mes que un club” (more than a Club) is their motto, it should not be forgotten that the socios are also owners of the FC Barcelona, once a member through an annual subscription, they have the right to vote for the election of their President. A very democratic functioning that favors the public’s enthusiasm during each FC Barcelona match, a family atmosphere also because it is not uncommon to see whole families going to the Camp Nou stadium for each matchSo, it’s your turn to taste the unequalled emotion of watching a match at Camp NouGerard Pique has been particularly culpable in both of their last two matches, but manager Ernesto Valverde may be reluctant to rest him and hand Lenglet another start so soon.Whoever he opts for at the back will need to be much stronger than they have been in recent matches.Likewise, Barca will need to respond better as a team should they suffer any setbacks during the match.They conceded twice in a matter of minutes either side of half-time against Girona after losing Lenglet, and against Leganes, they had no way back after letting in two goals in the space of a minute.Squawka’s Muhammad Butt believes the Catalan giants have had problems tactically and mentally:Be aware that Bet365 have some geographical restrictions on this broadcast, whilst those without a Bet365 account will need to deposit money in an account to watch the match.This game is not available in Spain, England and Ireland. But can be watched if you are located in Australia, China, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.High flying Barcelona last dropped points at the beginning of October in a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid. Incredibly, these are the only points they’ve dropped all season.With 37 points from a possible 39 it’s hard to see past the Catalans in this league tie. Bilbao have struggled to find form this season and currently linger in 14th place.
Bilbao have only picked up four points on their travels all season so coming away from the Nou Camp with a result would be nothing short of a miracle.Averaging over 3 goals a game in their opening 13 fixtures expect goals from Lionel Messi & co. Bilbao’s shaky defence is likely to be shaken up a little more. However, Alexis Sanchez won’t be getting in on the goals after being ruled out through injury.Bilbao will miss injured midfielder Gurpegi but will hope Llorente can produce some of his old magic up front to punish Barcelona’s questionable defending.Don’t expect a close encounter in this one. Bilbao would probably be happy to match last season’s scoreline of a 2-0 defeat as they will be facing the mighty Catalans at their best.Barcelona threw away a 1-0 lead at bottom club Leganes on Wednesday night to suffer their first defeat of the season in particularly unexpected fashion.The result came off the back of a 2-2 home draw with Girona and Ernesto Valverde’s side will be desperate to get back to winning ways when they host Athletic Bilbao this weekend.The Basques also suffered their first La Liga defeat this term in midweek, going down 3-0 at home to Villarreal after recording a win and three draws in their opening four matches.