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Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona: Preview, match facts, broadcast listings - February 10

February 9, 2019 By Michelle Bonsu
With Barcelona possibly missing their star man, can Athletic Bilbao get something out of this upcoming fixture? LiveSoccerTV's match preview provides team news, match facts, and global broadcast listings for Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona, kicking off at 14:45 EST (20:45 CET).

Current form: Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona

Following their Clasico clash against Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey, Barcelona now have to turn their attention towards a potentially tricky away fixture against Athletic Bilbao. Ernesto Valverde's side will be bitterly disappointed with their 1-1 draw against Los Blancos at Camp Nou, but of major concern is the condition of star man Lionel Messi. The Argentinian superstar did come on during the Copa del Rey clash, but looked far from his very best as he is still recovering from an injury and Valverde may be unwilling to risk him for this game especially with their Champions League campaign kicking off soon and two more Clasicos coming up in just a few weeks time.

Samuel Umtiti and Arthur remain on the treatment table for the visitors, who will also be missing Jordi Alba as a result of a ban. However, Sergio Busquets returns to the fold after completing his own suspension and thus will be reinstated back in his normal position at the heart of Barcelona's midfield.

Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao come into this game having lost 2-1 to Real Sociedad last weekend, which ended their eight-game unbeaten streak in La Liga. Gaizka Garitano's arrival had sparked a remarkable improvement in the Basque side's performances, and the loss marks his first in La Liga since taking over a couple of months ago. Naturally, hosting league leaders Barcelona, who have lost just two league fixtures this season, is a daunting task, but the Blaugrana could be likely missing Messi for this fixtures. Additionally, they struggled against Valencia in a 2-2 draw and despite beating Girona 2-0 in their last away match, it was far from an assured performance. Will Bilbao, who are unbeaten in their last six at home, prove to be a banana peel for the league leaders? 

Current position: Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona

Here's how the two sides compare ahead of their clash.

 

Pos.TeamMPWDLGFGAGDPForm
1 Barcelona 28 20 6 2 73 27 +46 66 WWWWW
2 Atlético Madrid 28 16 8 4 39 19 +20 56 LWWWW
3 Real Madrid 28 17 3 8 49 32 +17 54 WWLWL
4 Getafe 28 12 10 6 36 24 +12 46 DWWWD
5 Deportivo Alavés 28 12 8 8 31 31 0 44 WDWDD
6 Sevilla 28 12 7 9 47 36 +11 43 WWLLL
7 Valencia 28 8 16 4 30 23 +7 40 DWWDD
8 Real Betis 28 11 6 11 32 36 -4 39 LWLWD
9 Athletic Club 28 8 13 7 28 31 -3 37 WDLWW
10 Real Sociedad 28 9 9 10 33 33 0 36 DLLDW
11 Eibar 28 8 11 9 36 38 -2 35 LDWLD
12 Girona 28 8 10 10 31 37 -6 34 WLWDW
13 Espanyol 28 9 7 12 32 41 -9 34 LDWDD
14 Leganés 28 8 9 11 27 34 -7 33 LLWDL
15 Levante 28 8 7 13 38 49 -11 31 DLLLW
16 Real Valladolid 28 7 8 13 23 39 -16 29 WLLLL
17 Villarreal 28 6 11 11 32 36 -4 29 WWLLW
18 Celta de Vigo 28 6 7 15 36 47 -11 25 LLLDL
19 Rayo Vallecano 28 6 5 17 30 51 -21 23 LLLLL
20 Huesca 28 5 7 16 28 47 -19 22 LLWDL
Champions League (Group Stage)
Europa League (Group Stage)
Europa League (Qualification)
Relegation - LaLiga2

Match Facts and Stats: Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona

  • Athletic Bilbao are undefeated in their last 6 home matches
  • However, Barcelona have won their last 4 away matches...
  • ...and the Blaugrana have lost just three of their last 38 ties against Athletic Bilbao (across all comps)

Team news: Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona

Athletic Bilbao: Ander Capa (suspended); Peru Nolaskoain, Íñigo Lekue, Aritz Aduriz (injured); Mikel Rico, Unai Simon (doubtful)

Barcelona: Jordi Alba (suspended); Rafinha, Samuel Umtiti, Jasper Cillessen, Arthur (injured); Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele (doubtful)      

TV Channels and Broadcasts

In the USA, check out beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS, Radio Barca, and beIN SPORTS en Español  to catch Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona.

Live in Spain, but can't make it to the San Mamés Stadium? Then tune in to Movistar+ and Movistar Partidazo.

Eleven Sports 1 UK will be showing Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona in the UK.

In Canada, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada, DAZN, beIN Sports Canada, Radio Barca, and beIN SPORTS en Español are your options to follow the action from Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona.

Live elsewhere? Here are your choices to watch Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona:

 

Match details, result and original broadcast info

Athletic Club 0 - 0 Barcelona

February 10, 2019 2:45pmSan Mamés Barria (Bilbao)

This match has ended. Below are the original Live broadcast details for this match.

Live TV coverage and streaming in United States

beIN SPORTS USA
fuboTV
beIN SPORTS en Español
beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A.
Radio Barca

 

 


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