Athletic Bilbao vs FC Barcelona: Times, how to watch on TV, stream online | LaLiga Santander 2022-23
Find out how to watch the action at San Mamés in LaLiga Santander.
Athletic Bilbao host FC Barcelona in LaLiga Santander at San Mamés this weekend in one of Spain’s most iconic fixtures. Los Leones 4 points off a place in European competition while Xavi’s side will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the tree, after Real Madrid cut the gap to 6 points after their win over Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabéu.
FC Barcelona have enjoyed a formidable run of domestic results, losing only two games and conceding just 8, with only a single home goal going past goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen all season. Athletic, for their part, managed by former Barça boss, Ernesto Valverde, have failed to win any of their last 4 games and have scored in only one of them.
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The big, scary, goalscoring machine is back. Yes, Robert Lewandowski has finally overcome his hamstring injury and is fit to play for the blaugrana in Bilbao. And the good news doesn’t stop there: Gavi is also back after serving his suspension for being a menace. Xavi, the boss, is ready to come down from the glass box he watched the Valencia game from, as he too served a suspension for yellow cards. Meanwhile, Pedri and Dembélé are both still out with injuries.
Some hugely important names are set to miss out this clash, which is always a difficult place for FC Barcelona to go: Unai Simon, Ander Herrera and winger Jon Morcillo are all out with injuries, and Oihan Sancet is suspended after getting a red card in Athletic’s goalless draw at Vallecas against Rayo Vallecano.
Normally, I always fancy an Athletic result against Barcelona at San Mamés, but given the amount of absentees for Los Leones, I’m going to have to go for another 0-1 win for FC Barcelona.