Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Live Stream & TV Channel La Liga 2020 Full HD
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Obviously, Courtesy of a spectacular overhead kick from Aritz Aduriz, Athletic Bilbao defeated Barcelona on the opening day of the season
And now for Barcelona side, with just eight games remaining, the Catalan giants are on course to win La Liga.
They have been razor sharp at both ends of the pitch at home this term, netting 47 times and conceding only 12 goals in their 15 home assignments.
Central to that has been their squad depth at the back with Samuel Umtiti, Clement Lenglet
and including Gerard Pique rotating in the centre, and youngster Junior Firpo proving an able deputy at left-back.
They have looked settled in defence and that has translated to 11 clean sheets in La Liga, the latest of which came against top-four hopefuls Sevilla last time
Barcelona won the shot count 9-6 on that occasion and saw 68 per cent of the ball so may have felt they deserved more from the contest
but it was another disciplined display which made it one defeat in nine matches in the league.
In Athletic Bilbao they are taking on a side who are also difficult to break down and have been involved in low-scoring affairs for much of this season.
The Basque side’s matches have featured an average of only 1.97 goals per game this term
a testament to their defensive work given they have devastating attacking players such as Iñaki Williams and Raul Garcia at their disposal.
Their recent 1-0 home win over Real Betis spelt the end of Rubi’s tenure and they have also held Atletico Madrid to a 1-1 draw at the San Mamés
But while they have conceded only eight league goals at home all season, that figure balloons to 18 on the road.
They have, in fact, won only two of their 15 away contests this term against lowly Osasuna and Real Valladolid outfits.
Although the absence of fans has been shown to dilute home advantage, that sentiment is less applicable to Barcelona
Athletic defeats was one of only five defeats Barcelona have suffered this season and they have all come on the road.
Meanwhile, Quique Setien’s side have won 14 of their 15 league fixtures at the Camp Nou this season, drawing 0-0 with Real Madrid in December.