Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Betting Tips

Athletic Bilbao will host FC Barcelona at San Mames in Bilbao on 7th January 2021 at 01:30 IST. Ronald Koeman’s side haven’t been in the form they are expected to be. While Bilbao are having a roller coaster of a season.

Athletic Bilbao Form & Team News

Athletic Bilbao are currently in the ninth position with 21 points from 17 matches. They have won six, drew three and lost eight matches in the 17 matches played this season, where they have scored 19 goals and have conceded 19 goals as well. Out of the eight home matches played, Bilbao have won five and lost three. Bilbao are struggling away from home, where they have accumulated just six points in nine matches. Apart from that, their current form is pretty decent, having won two, lost two and drew one.

There arent any major absentees apart from Unai Lopez in the Bilbao camp for the clash against Barcelona. Iker Muniain and Inaki Williams are the team’s leading goal scorers with three goals each and are closely followed by four players who have chipped in with two goals each. The assist leaderboard is lead by Yuri Berchiche with three assists. And also they have kept just four clean sheets so far in 17 matches.

Barcelona Form & Team News

FC Barcelona is in the fifth position of the La Liga points table with 28 points in 16 matches. They have won eight, drew four and lost four so far this season. In the 16 matches played this season, they have scored 30 goals and have conceded just 15 goals. They have played nine home matches, where they have won five, drew three and lost just one. Despite of having a good home record, they are struggling on the road, where they have lost three, drew one and won three. They are slowly gaining momentum and are unbeaten in their last five matches.

Koeman’s injury list is slightly bigger than that of Bilbao’s. Samuel Umtiti, Philippe Coutinho, Sergi Roberto, Gerard Piqué and Ansu Fati are the main absentees for the match against Bilbao. Loe Messi is the team’s leading goal scorer with seven goals and is followed by Ansu Fati and Antoine Griezmann with four and three goals respectively. Jordi Alba leads the assist leaderboard with three assists.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, FC Barcelona are the favorites to win the match at 1.82 odds. The underdogs Athletic Bilbao are placed at 4.30 odds and the draw at 3.70 odds.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

This is expected to be a tight contest and a low scoring match, similar to the matches these two teams have provided over the years. The current form suggests that Barcelona might come out on top.

Tip 1: Total Goals Under 2.5

In the last five head to head matches, under 2.5 goals were seen in all the five matches. The results of the last five head to head matches were 1-0, 1-0, 1-0, 0-0 and 1-1. Apart from that, Athletic Bilbao have seen under 2.5 goals in four of their last five matches in La Liga. And also, Barcelona had goals under 2.5 in the last two matches in La Liga. In fact, Athletic Bilbao have seen under 2.5 goals in four of their last five home match. Barcelona on the other hand have had under 2.5 goals in three of their last five away matches. Similar to the head to head matches, this one also might be a low scoring match. Considering these facts, it is more likely that the total goals will be under 2.5 goals at 1.96 odds available on the Casumo sportsbook.


This might be another encounter with fewer goals. Barcelona’s current form is slightly better than that of Athletic Bilbao and might come out on the top. Summarizing the bet mentioned above.

  1. Total Goals Under 2.5 @ 1.96

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