10/23/22, 4:11 AM
Barcelona will try to make it two straight La Liga victories when they host Athletic Bilbao at Camp Nou on Sunday night.
Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 3-1 in the El Clasico last weekend, handing the Catalans their first league loss of the season. However, a strong performance allowed them to reduce the deficit to three points against Villarreal. Xavi's team will be pleased with their strong start to the league season, earning 25 points from 10 games, scoring 24 goals and conceding only four.
Athletic have also had a strong start to the 2022-23 season, with 5W-3D-2L so far, putting them in sixth place with 18 points after 10 league games. They are only two points behind Atletico Madrid in fourth place, but they have lost three of their last four games and drawn with Sevilla and Getafe.
Athletic have a lot of talent in the final third of the field and will be confident of scoring on Sunday night, despite Barcelona's strong defensive record this season. Despite this, it's difficult to bet against the home team given their caliber, and I expect Xavi's team to win all three points.
Pick: FC Barcelona win
Total: Over 2.5 Goals