FC Barcelona vs Athletic Club: Match preview

new typeFootballPosted on January 31,2021


Barca and Bilbao encounter each other in the Spanish La Liga on 31.01.2021. The offical start is at 21:00. The stadium for the match on Sunday is Camp Nou. The currently 3rd place side is challengingthe 9th in the table.

Current statistics of FC Barcelona

In their last duel FC Barcelona won 0:2 against Elche. The hosts were able to decide 11 of their 19 games of the recent 6 months in their favour. The home record for the last six months shows five victories, three draws and one loss. Barca has managed to win 5 out of 9 home games (55.56%) in the current season (20/21) so far. Three games ended in a tie and one game was lost at home. In total, Barca has eleven wins, four draws und four defeats after 19 season games.

In the first 45 minutes of the match, coach Ronald Koeman’s team can achieve more goals on average. Barca’s current record shows an average of 3,44 goals per game at home, of which 2,33 are their own goals and 1,11 are goals scored against them. Last season, FC Barcelona scored an average of 2,74 goals at home. At the same time, the team conceded 0,84 goals in front of their own fans. Home games usually ended 1:0, 2:1 or 5:2 in the previous season. The most common final score in their own stadium last season was 1:1, 4:0 or 2:2.

Current statistics of Athletic Club Bilbao

In their last game, Bilbao won 5:1 against Getafe. This season, the team has been able to win 1 out of 9 matches in away stadiums (11.11%). In the past 6 months, Bilbao has won seven matches, three matches ended in a draw and three matches were lost. Bilbao was able to win one away victory. The team lost five games in the foreign stadium and in three games the teams separated with a draw.

In the current season, coach Marcelino’s team have scored an average of 0,89 goals per away game, mainly after the break of the match. When Bilbao plays in an away stadium, there is an overall average of 2,44 scored goals per match. Last season, Bilbao played away with an average of 1,11 goals for and 1,11 against in away games. Last last season, away matches most often ended 1:1, 0:0 or 2:1. Bilbao’s away matches this season have ended primarily 1:1, 0:1 or 1:3.


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