Barcelona will be aiming to get back to winning ways in La Liga when they welcome Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou on Saturday afternoon. Barcelona suffered a shocking 2-1 away defeat at Leganes in midweek, despite the fact they had the lead at halftime following Coutinho’s goal. On the contrary, Athletic Bilbao were thrashed 0-3 at home by Villarreal, in a game in which they had just two shots on target. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Barcelona started their title defence in great shape, having won each of their opening four league outings. However, their recent run of form in la Liga has seen them draw against Girona at home and lose on the road at Leganes. However, the Blaugrana still sit at the top of the league table tied on 13 points with second-placed Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao’s four-game unbeaten streak in La Liga ended on Wednesday as they lost 0-3 at home against Villarreal. This puts the Basques in 13th position in the standings tied on six points with the 14th-placed Betis. Bilbao have played just one league game on the road this season, which was a 2-2 draw at Betis one week ago.
Barcelona’s head-to-head home record against Bilbao has seen them win 17 and drawn two of their last 19 meetings with the Basques. Our betting tips and predictions fancies Barcelona to win and Over 3.5 goals at odds 1.95.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Barcelona to win and Over 3.5 goals at odds 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
Barcelona are undefeated in 20 home games across all competitions at the moment. Furthermore, they have won their most recent five home meetings with Athletic Bilbao. On the contrary, Bilbao have won just one of their last eight league trips, while losing seven. Our preview would back Barcelona to win and Over 3.5 goals at odds 1.95.
Barcelona to win at odds 1.12
Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Draw at odds 8.50
Athletic Bilbao to win at odds 17.00
Correct Score odds
Barcelona have scored in each of their seven competitive fixtures this season, but they have also conceded in five of these. On the flip side, the Basques have allowed at least two goals in six of their last eight league trips. Our correct score expect Barcelona to win 3-1 at odds 11.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Barcelona to win 3-1 at odds 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Barcelona are the league’s topscorers at the moment with 17 goals under their belts after six rounds. Valverde’s men have netted at least two goals in each of their last eight home games across all competitions. Bilbao have also been involved in high-scoring affairs of late, with four of their opening five league outings ending with over 2.5 goals. Our total goals prediction anticipate over 2.5 goals at odds 1.33.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Over 2.5 goals at odds 1.33[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Leo Messi failed to score against Leganes in midweek, but he is still Barcelona’s top scorer at the moment with five goals and three assists under his belt. In addition, Messi has scored twice against Bilbao last season. Our first goalscorer prediction is Leo Messi at odds 2.87.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Leo Messi at odds 2.87[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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