Barcelona will be facing Athletic Club tomorrow at the Camp Nou for their 20th fixture of the season. It will be interesting as both the teams will be looking for a win and hence, climb up the points table. The Catalans have won 11 fixtures, drawn 4, and lost 4 until now. Consequently, they are in the 3rd position in the La Liga points table. On the other hand, Athletic Club is in the 9 position as they have won 7, drawn 3, and lost 9 matches to date. However, it won’t be an easy fixture for either of them as they both will give their best.
Match Preview: Barcelona vs Athletic Club:
It will be an exciting battle between Barcelona and Athletic Club as the two have locked heads with each other twice already in this month. The Catalans won the first match, that was a La Liga fixture at the San Mames Stadium by a score of 3-2. However, Athletic Club didn’t let their guard down as they won the Spanish Supercup final against Barcelona. The Bilbao-based team defeated Barcelona in an extra-ordinary 3-2 comeback. As a result, both the teams are strong enough and nobody knows what will happen in tomorrow’s clash. However, we do know they will be looking for a victory to win the 3 points from this game and climb up the points table.
The Catalans will be looking forward to getting revenge for their loss in the Supercup final. On the contrary, Athletic Club will want to win this match as a revenge for their loss at home in the league game in early January. Consequently, it will be a really interesting game to watch. Apart from all this, Barcelona has won 4 out of their last 5 matches whereas they have drawn 1. Athletic Club, on the other hand, has won 2, lost 2, and drawn 1 match out of their last 5 fixtures. So, every football fan will be looking forward to this game.
❝We’ll see tomorrow.❞
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— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 30, 2021
Barcelona Predicted Starting 11 against Athletic Club:
Ter Stegen; Araujo, Lenglet, Alba, Mingueza; De Jong, Pjanic, Pedri; Griezmann, Messi, and Dembele.
As always, Ter Stegen will be starting in the goal for the Catalans. The defense will also remain the same but there are chances of Sergi Roberto making a late appearance in the game as a right-back or a midfielder. Talking about the midfield, Barcelona will be missing their star defensive-midfielder i.e. Sergio Busquets. The 32-year old midfielder is suspended for tomorrow’s game as he picked up 2 yellow cards in his previous 2 consecutive games. As a result, Pjanic might be the one replacing him in the midfield. Talking about the attack, Ronald Koeman will surely put his best men in the forward three and so they can try to get as many goals as possible. Consequently, seeing the players’ recent form, Griezmann, Messi, and Dembele seem to be the best attacking trio possible for the Blaugranas.
Where to watch the game?
The game is going to be aired on various online streaming platforms and TV channels. Here are a few of them where you can watch the game easily:
ESPN, ONE Sport, DigiSport, Fox, Premier Sports, Sky Sports, Optimum/Altice, Wizz, TUDN, Sling, Dish, Comcast, Teleclub, Movistar, Xfinity, IVC, Ziggo Sport, Eleven Sports, Sony, AT&T U-verse, Tico, and Spectrum/Charter.
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Facebook Watch, fuboTV, Verizon Fios, beIN Sports EN + ES, Hulu, and DIRECTV Sports.
So, brace yourselves for this thrilling fixture as Barcelona will be returning to their home ground i.e. the Camp Nou after 8 away games. They will be hosting Athletic Club there for each team’s 20th game of their campaign. Anyhow, let us know in the comments section who will win the game tomorrow between the Catalans and the Bilbao-based club.