Athletic Club host Barcelona today in a clash of titans at San Mamés, with the Basque team trying to surpass the Catalans in a very entertaining duel for the 2020/21 La Liga season. Lionel Messi and the Blaugranas are looking for their second straight win in the Spanish League to climb positions in the standings and get closer to leaders Atlético de Madrid. Here, you will find everything there is to know about this soccer match, such as predictions, odds, storylines, and how to watch the game.
Athletic Club are currently trailing Barcelona for 7 points but a win over the Blaugrana on Wednesday will put them only four points behind the La Liga giants. Of course, that won’t be an easy job but these guys are ready to shock the world and upset a “direct” rival.
Barcelona started this season beating Huesca as visitors and they will try to do the same against Athletic Club this Wednesday. They still have to catch up with the leaders, Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid and they can’t lose against anybody now.
Athletic Club vs Barcelona: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, 6 January, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM ET
Location: San Mamés, Bilbao
Athletic Club vs Barcelona: Time By State In The U.S.
ET: 3:00 PM
CT: 2:00 PM
MT: 1:00 PM
PT: 12:00 PM
Athletic Club vs Barcelona: La Liga Top Scorers
Athletic Club: Iker Muniain (3)
Barcelona: Lionel Messi (7)
Athletic Club vs Barcelona: La Liga Standings
Barcelona are currently in 5th place with 28 points after 16 games, while Athletic Club are in 9th with 21 after 17 matches. Atlético de Madrid lead the La Liga 2020-2021 table with 38 points after 15 games.
Athletic Club vs Barcelona: Storylines and Head-To-Head
Athletic Club have apparently found a way not to lose against Barcelona. After losing eight of their prior nine matches against the Blaugrana, the Basque entered a good streak against their Wednesday’s rivals, only losing one game against them in their last four encounters.
Barcelona are an inspired team who have won their last two away matches, including the most recent against Huesca last Sunday. That streak is too good to lose it and they’ll try to keep things that way against a rival that won’t make anything easy for them.
These teams have clashed 178 times in First Division, with Barcelona having the advantage after winning 88 games against 60 from Athletic Club and 30 ties.
How to watch or live stream online Athletic Club vs Barcelona in the U.S.
Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS will broadcast this game between two historical teams in the La Liga in the United States.
Athletic Club vs Barcelona: Predictions and odds
Barcelona are clear favorites to win this game, with oddsmakers giving them -140 odds. Athletic Club received +390 odds and the tie would result in a +280 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel