Athletic Bilbao hosts Barcelona at the San Mames Barria in a match from the 25th round of La Liga. Let’s see what we can tell you about it in our The best betting football prediction today.
Managed by Barcelona’s former coach Ernesto Valverde, Bilbao are 9th in the standings with 33 points won. Their record shows 9 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses. Athletic’s current shape is not good – they are without a win in their last three games in the league – one draw and two losses.
Last week Bilbao made their 6th draw for the season. The Basques paid a visit to Rayo Vallecano, but the game ended with no goals scored – 0-0. Athletic tried their best to score, but it didn’t happen.
Some players are missing for Athletic at the moment. The goalkeeper Unai Simon, Jon Morcillo and Ander Herrera are not available because of injuries.
Barcelona lead the standings in La Liga. The Catalans are at the top with 62 points – this is 9 points more than the current champion Real Madrid. Barca are dreaming for the title and with each win they are moving closer to it.
Last week Barcelona didn’t have it easy, but they beat Valencia at home – 1-0. Los Cules finished the game with 10 men on the pitch, but Raphinha’s goal was enough for the three points.
Ronald Araujo was sent off against Valencia so he won’t play in Bilbao. Meanwhile Robert Lewandowski, Pedri and Ousmane Dembele are injured as well. It’s not clear if some of them will play against Athletic.
That’s what we can tell you in our The best betting football prediction today about the Spanish derby between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona at the San Mames Barria. Can Athletic hurt Barca here? They are not in their best shape, but let’s see what they can offer us here.