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Team Characteristics

Athletic Club

+ Athletic Club's Strengths

Aerial duels
Very Strong
Attacking set pieces
Attacking down the wings

+ Barcelona's Strengths

Shooting from direct free kicks
Very Strong
Finishing scoring chances
Very Strong
Attacking down the wings
Very Strong
Creating long shot opportunities
Very Strong
Creating chances using through balls
Very Strong
Creating chances through individual skill
Very Strong
Defending set pieces
Very Strong
Stealing the ball from the opposition

- Athletic Club's Weaknesses

Finishing scoring chances
Defending against skillful players
Defending counter attacks

- Barcelona's Weaknesses

Protecting the lead
Aerial duels
Stopping opponents from creating chances
Very Weak

Athletic Club's Style

  • Attacking down the right
  • Play with width
  • Take long shots
  • Consistent first eleven

Barcelona's Style

  • Possession football
  • Control the game in the opposition's half
  • Attack through the middle
  • Short passes
  • Attempt through balls often
  • Non-aggressive
* Strengths, weaknesses and styles are calculated from statistics of each player's latest two seasons

Match Forecast

Athletic Club will dominate in the air
Very Likely
Barcelona will score as a result of individual skill
Very Likely
* Match forecast is generated from clashes in team characteristics.

User Predictions

Comments (48)

  • FC Barcelona’s last 6 games without Lionel Messi: Inter 1-1 FCB Levante 2-1 FCB Sevilla 2-0 FCB Huesca 0-0 FCB Celta 2-0 FCB Athletic 1-0 FCB 2 draws 4 losses Just ridiculous!

  • Atletico vs Barcelona this year.

  • Where is Griezmann hahahahah

  • Barcelona is Messi, Messi is Barcelona... Atletico fans: Griezmann, Who? Felix Yes!

  • Same old story - can't score without Messi.

  • @uefalona May be to be fair and accurate. they can score once each 10 games.

  • What a goal by aduriz and at last minute against the Spanish champions. Must be a great feeling

  • Have said it that Athletic Bilbao will stun Barcelona. And they did. That is a lesson anyway.

  • Dembele clueless, Griezmann expensive flop.

  • What a beautiful goal! Great start for Bilbao. And Barcelona played really boring. The only good player was De Jong.

  • So... when and where is Valverde's sacking gonna be streamed?

  • @GioMonaldo Valverde is the Pep Fraudiola of La Liga - consecutive league titles with nothing to show for in Europe.

  • @SeuneMilmas did his treble win not exist??

  • Congrats Bilbao! Always happy for these kind of results!

  • Barca is Messi otherwise Liverpool or man city are better than Barca without Messi

  • @Zidane15 Barca also misses Xavi, iniesta and Dani alves

  • @Zidane15 Barca are Messi, otherwise Pep Fraudiola would have won a Champions League without Messi.

  • Rafinha had a woodwork

  • @CMYGQZ No, it was fantastic save by Simon, so shot on target

  • What happened to blocking Mr GR7 registration for laliga, the Basket needs to cough up.

  • What a tough match to start this season with! 1-2

  • @GioMonaldo I would be shocked if Barca can avoid a defeat at San Mames. This is obviously a 2-1 Athletic win.

  • @SeuneMilmas you will be shocked...

  • @CrazyBarcaFan00 Don't think anyone would be shocked by this result. Athletic were the experts' pick to win.

  • 2-3

  • I think de Jong will be MOTM, the ability to control the ball and build up to score is so perfect, if he feel comfortable he will make Luis score a HATRICK!

  • @Rushaidanovic this is bilbao not real madrid

  • Barca won 2-0, Messi MOTM

  • @3dshanty7 It has been confirmed several days ago that Messi will not play at all ...

  • This will be a physical game between the Basques and catalans which should produce a lot of cards and maybe a sending off.

  • Barcelona should work hard. If not......... Athletic Bilbao will be a suprice to them.

  • 1:2 Barca wins....for braver ones can try X-2 and BTTS

  • Without Messi Barca must work hard to win this match.

  • Last year was a bad one for Athletic Bilbao (I will mention it as AB) since it lost the European ticket. This year AB does not seem stronger since it did not add any super valuable player. During its friendly games AB showed an improvement against strong opponents but there was an issue in finalizing correctly the opportunities in attack. Barcelona will be stronger this year. Griezmann and De Jong will add quality. Dembele will play but Messi will be absent. Barcelona is a stronger team than this AB. My bet: Barca to Win & Over 1.5 (odds around 2).

  • FC Barcelona to win by 1 goal or Draw, odd 1.89 (this bet contains 0-0 1-1 2-2 0-1 1-2 2-3, the most likely results: draw or 1-2) Neither Bilbao as the host nor Barcelona wants to lose in first game.

  • Corners under 9.0 FT

  • No Messi no Party

  • @Badtips I'm not worried, our refs are the best in the world.

  • without messi is difficult , 0-0 i think here. :D

  • Barca 4-0 Athletic Suarez hatrick Dembele

  • 1-0 Inaki Williams

  • @watfordAlbert Well Done !

  • @watfordAlbert Well done Sir Albert