The Barcelona team will challenge the Athletic Bilbao team in a Spanish La Liga Matchday 10 in Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys Stadium, Barcelona on Sunday, October 22, 2023. For streaming coverage of Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao, preview and how to watch it, see in this article.
This is a very crucial match for Barcelona, who is far behind Real Madrid in the race for the title. Meanwhile, Bilbao is also not an easy team to beat, because they have appeared quite impressive since the start of the season.
Barcelona failed to win against Granada when they were held to a 2-2 draw before the international break. Even though they have never lost in La Liga, they only achieved 6 wins and 3 draws, making them unable to compete with Real Madrid.
Currently, Barca has only collected 21 points from 9 matches, is in third place in the standings, 3 points adrift of Real Madrid who are at the top, equivalent to one win. In fact, they were also overtaken by Girona – the surprise team this season – with a difference of 1 point. Because they play after Real Madrid and Girona, Barcelona risks falling further behind if they don’t get up quickly. Moreover, they will face the El Clasico match at the end of 10 months.
On the other hand, Bilbao started the season badly when they lost 0-2 to Real Madrid in their opening La Liga match, but then managed to improve their performance. They achieved a convincing 3-0 win at home to Cadiz, and have since maintained a 6-match unbeaten record with 4 wins and 2 draws.
Despite losing their unbeaten record when they were defeated by Sociedad in the Basque derby at the start of the 10th month, Bilbao immediately showed a winning mentality by beating Almeria in the last match before the international break. This victory means they have 17 points from 9 matches, occupying fifth place in the standings and only 4 points away from Barcelona.
The latest information about the team, Barcelona cannot field Roberto, Kounde, Lewandowski, Raphinha and Frenkie De Jong who were injured in this match. It is also doubtful that young player Pedri will appear. On the other hand, Bilbao also lost Nico Williams, Yeray Álvarez, Mikel Vesga, Ruiz de due to injury. Nolaskoain and Óscar de Marcos are trying to recover in time.
Home is the key to the success of Xavi Hernandez’s squad and his team. This is a golden opportunity for Barcelona to win three points over opposing teams who they usually dominate when they meet at Camp Nou.
Live Stream & How To Watch
Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao match at Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys Stadium, Barcelona can be watched live streaming. La Liga 2023/2024 Matchday 10 match broadcast on ESPN+, ESPN Deportes starting 15:00 ET.
|Match||FC Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao|
|Competition||2023/2024 La Liga|
|Match day||Matchday 10|
|Venue||Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys Stadium, Barcelona|
|Date||Sunday, October 22, 2023|
|Official TV||ESPN+, ESPN Deportes|
|Streaming Link||ESPN+, ESPN Deportes|
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Interesting Statistics and Facts
|Barcelona (4-3-3)||Athletic Bilbao (4-2-3-1)|
5 H2H Latest Barcelona – Athletic Bilbao
- March 13, 2023 – Athletic Bilbao [0 – 1] Barcelona (La Liga)
- October 24, 2022 – Barcelona [4 – 0] Athletic Bilbao (La Liga)
- February 28, 2022 – Barcelona [4 – 0] Athletic Bilbao (La Liga)
- January 21, 2022 – Athletic Bilbao [E 3 – 2] Barcelona (Copa Del Rey)
- August 22, 2021 – Athletic Bilbao [1 – 1] Barcelona (La Liga)
Barcelona – Last 5 Match Results
- September 23, 2023 – Barcelona [3 – 2] Celta Vigo (La Liga)
- September 27, 2023 – RDC-Mallorca [2 – 2] Barcelona (La Liga)
- September 30, 2023 – Barcelona [1 – 0] Sevilla (La Liga)
- October 05, 2023 – Porto [0 – 1] Barcelona (UEFA Champions League)
- October 09, 2023 – Granada [2 – 2] Barcelona (La Liga)
Athletic Bilbao – Last 5 Match Results
- September 16, 2023 – Athletic Bilbao [3 – 0] Cadiz (La Liga)
- September 23, 2023 – Alaves [0 – 2] Athletic Bilbao (La Liga)
- September 28, 2023 – Athletic Bilbao [2 – 2] Getafe (La Liga)
- October 01, 2023 – Sociedad [3 – 0] Athletic Bilbao (La Liga)
- October 07, 2023 – Athletic Bilbao [3 – 0] Almeria (La Liga)