Barcelona will try to score in order to snatch the 1st spot

2015-2016 La Liga Match Prediction

Barcelona vs. Athletic Club
Match Venue: Camp Nou
Match Date: 17 January 2016

Barcelona will try to create as many goals as they can as they face Athletic Club in order to secure the first spot over the strong team of Atletico Madrid.

Team Analysis


Barca secured a triumphant win over Granada, leaving their opponent a 4-0 run on their match last weekend. The team had a total of 42points on their 18matches, and they are only 2points away on climbing the top rank on La Liga table.

Lionel Messi bagged a hat-trick and Neymar Jr. added a fourth as the hosts’ star-studded front three ran riot at the Camp Nou. Barca’s starting XI included new signings Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal for the first time. Gifted young player Sergi Roberto was also included in a holding role at the base of midfield.

With the performance that the team showed on their recent match it will be easy for them to have a triumphant win against Athletic Club. Furthermore the squad needs to create as many goals as possible in order for them to secure the first spot on the ranking table.

Athletic Club

A devastating lost for the Athletic Club as the Sevilla secured the 7th spot on the league table while they have the 8th spot. The team is 3points away on having the 5th spot in the ranking table, and as they face Barca this weekend speculation runs on whether they will be able to have the chance on getting a better rank in La Liga.

On their upcoming match against the strong team of Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao won’t be able to play with Raul Garcia and Aritz Aduriz. Garcia is suffering from a sprain injury after their match against Sevilla. Aduriz on the other hand have already accumulated his fifth yellow card which force him to be ban on a single match.


Barca has the higher chance of having a back-to-back win on this upcoming rally, but we cannot set aside the fact that Athletic Bilbao can also perform well. The advantage is within Luis Enrique squad since two of the star players of their rival won’t be able to play.

Barcelona 2-0 Athletic Bilbao

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