2019-20 Spanish Primera – Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona kick off? Friday 16th August, 2019 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona being played? San Mamés Barria

What television channel is Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona on? Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona? Eleven Sports hold the rights to stream Spanish Primera matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their streaming schedule

In the US, ESPN+ have the rights to stream Spanish Primera matches. A free trial is available for those in the US by clicking here

Are tickets still available for Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona?

Athletic Bilbao - https://www.athletic-club.eus/en/tickets.html

Barcelona - https://www.fcbarcelona.com/tickets/football/football-tickets

THE TEAM NEWS

ATHLETIC BILBAO

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Iago Herrerin; Ander Capa, Inigo Martinez, Yeray Alvarez, Yuri; Benat, Dani Garcia; Inigo Cordoba, Raul Garcia, Muniain; Inaki Williams

Unavailable: Gorka Guruzeta (Injured)

Doubtful:

BARCELONA

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Rakitic; Dembele, Luis Suarez, Griezmann

Unavailable: Neto (Injured), Messi (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Barcelona begin the defence of their La Liga title with an awkward trip to Athletic Club, with whom they drew both their league matches last season. Since Athletic have won four of their last five home league games, it might be best to favour the option of both teams scoring on Friday.

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