Barcelona 9/20 to beat Athletic Bilbao in Saturday’s La Liga battle
Competition: La Liga
Market: Barcelona to beat Athletic Bilbao
Odds: 9/20 @ Bet365
Spain’s top league continues this weekend as teams from the top and bottom look to take three points for very different reasons. While the usual suspects sit at the top of the table, former mid-table outfit Malaga prop up the other 19 teams having taken just one point from a possible 27. One side that does not have a similar problem is Barcelona, and they travel to play Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
The hosts have struggled this season as their inconsistency is beginning to cost them. In their last five games they have won one game, drawn one and lost three leaving them with 11 points, just five clear of the relegation zone. 10 goals scored and 10 conceded shows that their attack is struggling to create often, while their defence is hardly rock solid, something that Barcelona will look to exploit at the weekend. Bilbao are in very unpredictable form, and they are unlikely to register their fourth win of this season against the Catalan giants.
Barcelona are doing what they do best, winning. Eight wins and one draw means they are undefeated in the league, while they have smashed in 26 goals, whilst only conceding three times. Clearly, the loss of Neymar has not hindered their attack too much, while the defensive issues of last season seem to be a thing of the past. Barca will be looking to maintain or improve upon their four-point lead over Valencia, while they will be desperate to keep Real Madrid five points off the top too. With this in mind, Bet365 have given Barcelona odds of 9/20 to beat Bilbao.
Bet: Barcelona to beat Athletic Bilbao in Saturday’s La Liga showdown: 9/20 @ Bet365>>