Barcelona vs Athletic Club Prediction: La Liga Match | 22.10.2023

Barcelona will play at home on Sunday when they take on Athletic Club in La Liga; the match is slated to kick off at 19:00 GMT.

Key Highlights

Barcelona are unbeaten in nine outings in La Liga this season. They have won six times drawn three matches.

Xavi’s men have dropped four points in their last three matches, winning one and drawing twice. They were held to a 2-2 at Mallorca before they were held to another 2-2 draw away to Granada just before the international break.

Athletic Club ended a two-match winless run with a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Almeria. They will look to retain their momentum by causing an upset away to Barcelona on Sunday.

Injury Report

Xavi Hernandez will be without Pedri (hamstring injury), Jules Kounde (knee injury), Frenkie de Jong (ankle sprain), Robert Lewandowski (ankle injury), and Sergi Roberto (muscle injury).

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Central midfielder Gavi is unavailable for the clash against Athletic Club due to injury. 

Athletic Club will be without central midfielder Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta (calf injury), defensive midfielder Mikel Vesga (bruised ribs), right winger Nico Williams (muscular problems), and center-back Yeray Alvarez (adductor injury). 

Barcelona Team News

With Robert Lewandowski potentially out of the starting 11 for Xavi Hernandez, there are likely to be changes in the attacking end for Barcelona. 

Joao Felix, Ferran Torres, and Raphinha are likely to occupy the attacking places for Barcelona. Xavi will encourage them to be fluid in their play to allow frequency movement, and change of places, and give them the ability to work half spaces and create chances.


Barcelona will win the match and make it 10 matches unbeaten in La Liga as they chase down leaders Real Madrid and second-placed Girona.

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