Spanish winner Barcelona has started their new La Liga season with a remarkable win against Real Betis where they almost destroy them by scoring six goals in last week. Argentine legend Messi netted twice and assists twice times there where Uruguay international forward Suarez made a hat trick. They are going to play their 2nd match in this tournament against Athletic club in next 8th August, 2016.
# Short Profile of the Competition:
- Play Between – Barcelona Vs Athletic Bilbao [Highlights will be available after the match]
- When – 28th August, 2016
- Start at – 19:15 (BST)
- Day – Sunday
- Tournament – Spanish La Liga
- Season – 2016/17
- Episode – 86th
# Short Profile of the Ground: Upcoming La Liga 2016/17 competition between Barca and the Lions will take place at San Mames Stadium which is the home field of Athletic Bilbao since the foundation of the club in 2013. It is also one of the expensive arena in Spain.
- Ground Name – San Mames Stadium
- Address – Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
- Seats Capacity – 53,289
- Field Surface – Grass
- Opened – 16th September, 2013
- Building Cost – €173 million
- Home Ground – Athletic Bilbao
# Head To Head Balance: Spanish giant Barcelona played against the Lions total 57 times where they won 37 times and lost only 8 times. 12 games were drawn by them. They first played in 19th September, 1993 where their inaugural competition was drawn. last time they met in 28th January, 2016. Among their all competitions, 46 games were held in La Liga and rest 11 were in other competitions.
- Total Match Played – 57
- Barca Won – 37
- The Lions Won – 8
- Matches Drawn – 12
# Previous Records: Bilbao, also known as Athletic Club won 8th La Liga titles, 22 times Copa del Rey and thrice times Super Cup also. On the other hand, Barcelona is considered one of the two most successful club in Spain which won almost all possible titles except one named Inter Continental Cup. They also won 24th La Liga, 28th Copa del Rey and 16 times Super Cup titles.
# Last Five Matches Results of team:
- 20th August, 2016 – Vs (6 – 2) Real Betis => Won
- 18th August, 2016 – Vs (3 – 0) Sevilla => Won
- 15th August, 2016 – Vs (2 – 0) Sevilla => Won
- 11th August, 2016 – Vs (3 – 2) Sampdoria => Won
- 6th August, 2016 – Vs (0 – 4) => Lost
# Last Five Matches Results of Athletic Club:
- 21st Aug, 2016 – Vs (1 – 2) Sporting Gijon => Lost
- 14th Aug, 2016 – Vs (2 – 3) Schalke => Lost
- 12th Aug, 2016 – Vs (1 – 1) Hoffenheim => Drawn
- 12th Aug, 2016 – Vs Hoffenheim II => Cancelled
- 9th Aug, 2016 – Vs (1 – 0) Borussia Dortmund => Won
# Prediction: No doubt, Barcelona will win their next match against Athletic Club whereas they have world class three attackers which would be enough to destroy the defences of the Lions. So, the prediction is – Barcelona 3 – 0 Athletic Bilbao.