Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview 16.08.2019

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona match preview for the La Liga fixture, written by experienced sports betting expert.

Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao, Spain
20:00, 16 August 2019
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Friday’s La Liga action features an exciting clash between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona. Since Gaizka Garitano was appointed as a manager of Athletic Bilbao last season, the Basque side transformed from a struggling team to one battling for a place in the European tournaments. In the end, Athletic Bilbao finished in eight place and failed to qualify for the Europa League. Gaizka Garitano kept all his key players in the summer, and I expect that his team will once again challenge for a top finish in La Liga.

Barcelona won the title in La Liga with ease, but disappointed the fans with failures in the Champions League against Liverpool and losing the final of Copa Del Rey against Valencia. ‘Los Cules’ were active on the transfer market and so far have signed Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong and Junior Firpo. Neymar may once again join Barcelona, which will improve significantly ‘Los Cules’ chances of winning the title for the fifth time in the last six seasons.

A trip to Bilbao is never an easy task, and undoubtfully Barcelona have a tough start of the season. The Basque side has always been one of the best home teams in La Liga and is yet to lose at ‘Estadio San Mamés’ in 2019. However, in the past couple of seasons, Barcelona is playing good football against Athletic Bilbao and have four wins from their most recent six fixtures.

I expect that Barcelona will make a strong claim to retaining the title and won’t lose on Friday. At the same time, I am not going to underestimate the hosts and don’t expect a convincing win for the away side. There were under 3.5 goals scored in Barcelona’s last six visits to ‘Estadio San Mamés’, and it will be a surprise if we see a lot of goals on Friday.

My Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona predictions are Draw or Barcelona to Win and Under 3.5 Goals at odds around 1.80. I will also back Barcelona 2-1 Correct Score at odds around 9.50. Bet Heaven recommends placing this bet at William Hill.

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Predictions by Bet Heaven Football Betting Expert
Draw or Barcelona to Win and Under 3.5 Goals
Double Chance and Total Goals
1.80 odds
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Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Correct Score Predictions
Barcelona 2-1
Correct Score
9.50 odds
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Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Head to Head

Barcelona have four wins in their most recent six games against Athletic Bilbao. There were under 2.5 goals scored in four of them. So far, Barcelona is the only team in La Liga with four away wins at the new ‘Estadio San Mamés’.

Athletic Bilbao have just one win in ten games in the first round in La Liga against Barcelona. The Basque side failed to score in eight of their last eleven games against The Catalans.

10.02.2019 | La Liga
Athletic Bilbao badge Ath Bilbao 0-0 Barcelona Barcelona badge
29.09.2018 | La Liga
Barcelona badge Barcelona 1-1 Ath Bilbao Athletic Bilbao badge
18.03.2018 | La Liga
Barcelona badge Barcelona 2-0 Ath Bilbao Athletic Bilbao badge
28.10.2017 | La Liga
Athletic Bilbao badge Ath Bilbao 0-2 Barcelona Barcelona badge
04.02.2017 | La Liga
Barcelona badge Barcelona 3-0 Ath Bilbao Athletic Bilbao badge
11.01.2017 | Copa del Rey
Barcelona badge Barcelona 3-1 Ath Bilbao Athletic Bilbao badge

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Stats

  • La Liga's reigning champions failed to lose their opening games in the last ten seasons.
  • Barcelona started their last ten seasons in La Liga with a win.
  • Luis Suarez has scored eight goals in 13 matches against Athletic Bilbao.
  • Athletic Bilbao haven't lost back-to-back games in La Liga since November 2018.
  • Iñaki Williams has three goals in 12 games against Barcelona in all competitions.

Average stats between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona in the La Liga across current season.

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* Calculated from Athletic Bilbao's home stats and Barcelona's away stats.

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Ath BilbaoLa Liga, Position: 5 / 20
TotalHomeAway
Win %47 %75 %14 %
AVG1.732.001.43
Scored1.131.630.57
Conceded0.600.380.86
BTTS %33 %25 %43 %
Clean Sheet %47 %63 %29 %
First Goal %60 %75 %43 %
Corners4.923.506.33
Cards2.072.002.14
Offsides1.421.671.17
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BarcelonaLa Liga, Position: 1 / 20
TotalHomeAway
Win %71 %100 %50 %
AVG3.715.332.50
Scored2.574.171.38
Conceded1.141.171.13
BTTS %57 %83 %38 %
Clean Sheet %29 %17 %38 %
First Goal %64 %83 %50 %
Corners4.585.673.50
Cards3.003.172.88
Offsides2.752.333.17

Ath Bilbao badge Ath Bilbao
Over 0.5
100 %Home
71 %Away
Over 1.5
75 %Home
57 %Away
Over 2.5
25 %Home
14 %Away
Over 3.5
0 %Home
0 %Away
Over 4.5
0 %Home
0 %Away
Over 5.5
0 %Home
0 %Away
Barcelona badge Barcelona
Over 0.5
100 %Home
100 %Away
Over 1.5
100 %Home
75 %Away
Over 2.5
100 %Home
50 %Away
Over 3.5
83 %Home
25 %Away
Over 4.5
67 %Home
0 %Away
Over 5.5
50 %Home
0 %Away

Ath Bilbao badge Ath Bilbao
Under 0.5
0 %Home
29 %Away
Under 1.5
25 %Home
43 %Away
Under 2.5
75 %Home
86 %Away
Under 3.5
100 %Home
100 %Away
Under 4.5
100 %Home
100 %Away
Under 5.5
100 %Home
100 %Away
Barcelona badge Barcelona
Under 0.5
0 %Home
0 %Away
Under 1.5
0 %Home
25 %Away
Under 2.5
0 %Home
50 %Away
Under 3.5
17 %Home
75 %Away
Under 4.5
33 %Home
100 %Away
Under 5.5
50 %Home
100 %Away

Ath Bilbao badge Ath Bilbao
Over 7.5
33 %Home
100 %Away
Over 8.5
33 %Home
100 %Away
Over 9.5
33 %Home
83 %Away
Over 10.5
33 %Home
33 %Away
Over 11.5
17 %Home
33 %Away
Over 12.5
17 %Home
33 %Away
Barcelona badge Barcelona
Over 7.5
67 %Home
33 %Away
Over 8.5
67 %Home
33 %Away
Over 9.5
50 %Home
17 %Away
Over 10.5
50 %Home
17 %Away
Over 11.5
17 %Home
0 %Away
Over 12.5
17 %Home
0 %Away

Ath Bilbao badge Ath Bilbao
Over 1.5
88 %Home
86 %Away
Over 2.5
75 %Home
71 %Away
Over 3.5
75 %Home
56 %Away
Over 4.5
75 %Home
43 %Away
Over 5.5
25 %Home
28 %Away
Over 6.5
25 %Home
28 %Away
Barcelona badge Barcelona
Over 1.5
100 %Home
100 %Away
Over 2.5
83 %Home
88 %Away
Over 3.5
67 %Home
75 %Away
Over 4.5
67 %Home
75 %Away
Over 5.5
33 %Home
50 %Away
Over 6.5
17 %Home
50 %Away

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Odds

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Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Betting Tips

My Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona betting tips are Draw or Barcelona to Win and Under 3.5 Goals at odds around 1.80. I will also back Barcelona 2-1 Correct Score at odds around 9.50.

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Betting Tips by Bet Heaven Football Betting Expert
Draw or Barcelona to Win and Under 3.5 Goals
Double Chance and Total Goals
1.80 odds
18+ Gamble Responsibly.
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Correct Score Betting Tips
Barcelona 2-1
Correct Score
9.50 odds

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