La Liga returned last week and we will have a very interesting game when FC Barcelona hosts Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday. There were many safety protocols in place, just like the Bundesliga had.
For example, La Liga games are played behind closed doors and each team had five substitutions. The competition resumed after it was postponed on March 12th because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
FC Barcelona is in first place with 65 points in 30 games while Athletic Bilbao is ninth with 42 points in 30 games. FC Barcelona is coming off a 0-0 road draw against Sevilla on Friday while Athletic Bilbao beat Real Betis 1-0 at home last Saturday.
Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
Team to Win (Regular Time)
• FC Barcelona: 1.40
• Athletic Bilbao: 8.00
• Draw: 5.20
• FC Barcelona: -1.5 (2.05)
• Athletic Bilbao: +1.5 (1.85)
• Over 3, 3.5 (2.21)
• Under 3, 3.5 (1.72)
Key Points to Consider
Last 6: FC Barcelona, coming off a 0-0 road draw vs Sevilla, have 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in their last 6 overall. Athletic Bilbao, coming off a 1-0 home win vs Real Betis, have 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in their last 6 overall.
Momentum: FC Barcelona has been on an upward trend — winning 3 of their last 4 games in La Liga.
Head-to-Head: These two sides last matched up in La Liga action on Aug. 16, 2019 and Athletic Bilbao won 1-0.
For FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi has a 56.14 percent chance to score. He averages 4.27 shots overall per sim, 2.26 shots on goal per and 0.81 goals per sim.
For Athletic Bilbao, Raúl García Escudero has an 18.8 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 1.5 shots overall per sim, 0.61 shots on goal per and 0.21 goals per sim.
Three-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on the total in this one. Average score in simulations is FC Barcelona 1.77 to Athletic Bilbao 0.56.
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