Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(59) 27 Goals 31 (49)
(43) 22 Assists 20 (34)
(6.7) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
25.5 Average Age 28.4
181.8 Average Height (cm) 182.5
(1.1) 1 Shots pg 1 (0.7)
(52%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 50% (51%)
(0.9) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.7)
(1.3) 1.1 Tackles pg 1 (1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LaLiga.

Missing Players

Barcelona
Athletic Club
Player Reason Status Rating
Pedri Out 6.81
Frenkie de Jong Out 7.16
Robert Lewandowski Out 7.13
Raphinha Out 7
Sergi Roberto Out 6.91
Jules Koundé Out 6.92
Player Reason Status Rating
Íñigo Ruíz de Galarreta Out 6.79
Yeray Álvarez Out 6.68
Óscar De Marcos Out 6.82
Mikel Vesga Out 6.66
Peru Nolaskoain Doubtful 6.18

Team News

Barcelona
Athletic Club
  • Jules Kounde and Sergi Roberto are fresh additions to Barcelona's substantial injury list. Andreas Christensen should be called upon in defence.
  • Ilkay Gundogan could play over Fermin Lopez to add some much needed experience for this important fixture against Bilbao.
  • Yeray Alvarez has suffered an injury no longer than two weeks since his return from a muscle problem, he could be out for another two to three months.
  • Nico Williams will be assessed for the game despite injury, and is reportedly 'fighting as hard as he can' to be ready for Barcelona.
  • Mikel Vesga and Oscar de Marcos are two more first team players to be unavailable through injury.

Prediction

  • Although a massive, undoubtedly tension filled fixture for both sets of players, Barcelona are unbeaten against Athletic Club in the two's last three meetings.
  • With Barcelona's lengthy injury list, and Athletic Club's impressive clean sheet record, this one is likely to be a cagey and tight affair, with a draw potentially on the cards if the visitors bring their A game.
  • However, Athletic have a substantial injury list of their own, and especially if Nico Williams is unavailable, Ernesto Valverde's side could well struggle.
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