Barcelona vs. Athletic: last La Liga match in January
Barcelona vs. Athletic. Primera Match Prediction (January 31, 2021)
We are offering a forecast for the Spanish championship match, in which "Barcelona" will host "Athletic" on January 31. What to expect from the third head-to-head match of the teams in January? The answer is in our material.
"Barcelona" has been playing without trophies for more than a year, which is unacceptable for a team of this level. So in the Super Cup, Ronald Koeman's wards suffered a fiasco.
In the semifinals, the Catalans defeated "Real Sociedad" (2:1), but in the final, another Basque titan stood in the way of the team, who is also today's rival. "Athletic" equaled the score in the last minutes and snatched the victory in extra time.
The start in the King's Cup for the "blue-garnets" was successful - victory over "Cornella" (2:0) and success with "Rayo Vallecano" (2:1).
In the Spanish Premier League championship, the vice-champion won 11 victories in 19 rounds and shared the tournament points with its opponents four times, which brought 37 points and an unusual third place. All Primera matches of 2021 "Barça" won by outplaying "Huesca" (1:0), "Athletic" (3:2), "Granada" (4:0), and "Elche" (2:0).
In the infirmary of the team are Busquets, Coutinho, Pique and Fati.
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The eight-time champion and 24-time Spanish Cup winner won the country's third Super Cup, beating today's opponent; this can be an additional advantage in today's duel.
The team from "Bilbao" had a good start in Copa del Rey, where they knocked out "Ibiza" (2:1) and "Alcoyano" (2:1) from the tournament one after another.
For 19 rounds of the current championship, the "The Lions" recorded seven victories and three peaceful results, which brought 24 points and ninth place in the standings.
In January, the "red-whites", apart from the fiasco in the match with today's opponent, could beat "Elche" (1:0) and "Getafe" (5:1). The attack line played well, scoring 26 times; Williams and Muniain scored four goals each.
In the infirmary of the team are Balenziaga, Berchiche, and Nolaskoain. Vicente is in isolation, as he has a coronavirus.
"Athletic" has gathered strength and will enter the field in a good mood. "Barcelona" has problems, and after the Super Cup fiasco, the team will try to repeat the result of the face-to-face match of the first round.
In our opinion, the guests have a recipe for defeating the leader and are in good physical shape. We believe that the last Primera match of January will bring goals scored. Most likely, the "blue-garnets" will not yield today, but we will insure the bet.
Our prediction is that both will score with odds of 1.68 on 1xbet.