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ATH Vs BAR Dream 11 Prediction: Athletic Bilbao Vs Barcelona Best Dream 11 Team for Quarter-Final Copa del Ray 2019-20

Archie Blade

ATH Vs BAR Dream 11 Prediction: Athletic Bilbao Vs Barcelona. Athletic Bilbao look to feed of Barcelona’s ongoing ruckus.  

Despite changing tutelage, it was blatantly clear that things were far from right at the club. And the brawl brewing in the club has blown open in the public now with Messi and the club’s management embroiled in a bust-up.

The unsavoury spat has brought to light the contentious state of events at the club, ones which clearly emote to how disgruntled things have been in the side. They have had a telling effect in the club’s showings as well with the side putting in drab displays week after week to slip down and lose ground to Real Madrid in the battle for the glistening trophy.

They did manage to defeat Levante 2-1 the last time around but it was far from a convincing win with the side just about scraping its way through to three points. It was a display which will make Athletic Bilbao quietly confident when they take on Barcelona in their home stadium today, a location where Barcelona have managed to scrape just the sole win in their last 4 visits.

Probable Winner

Given the many issues shrouding this Barcelona side and their clear inability to string together goals at the moment, this should be an encounter where Athletic Bilbao have a solid chance of perturbing their opponents. We envision this being a scram, a tie which should end in a draw with neither side being able to pull off a win.

Probable Playing 11

Team News

  • Óscar De Marcos remains the only player to sit out for the home side for this outing with the player struggling with an injury.
  • Luis Suárez, Ousmane Dembélé and Neto have all failed to recover in time from their ongoing injuries, ones which rule the trio out of this clash.



Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Firpo, Vidal, Busquets, De Jong, Messi, Griezmann, Ansu Fati


Athletic Bilbao

Simon, Capa, Yeray, Martínez, Yuri, Dani García, Unai López, Williams, Raúl García, Muniain, Villalibre

 Match Details

Copa del Ray 2019-20

Match: Athletic Bilbao Vs Barcelona Quarter-Final

Date And Time: 7th February, Friday- 1:30am IST

Venue: San Mamés, Bilbao, Basque Country

Pivotal Players



  • Semedo, Firpo, Arthur, Ansu Fati


Athletic Bilbao

  • Simon, Capa, Raúl García, Muniain


Top Scorer



  • Messi: 14 Goals, 8 Assists


Athletic Bilbao

  • Raúl García: 6 Goals, 1 Assist


Freekick and Corner Taker




  • Messi


Athletic Bilbao

  • Raúl García


Bygone Encounter


Athletic Bilbao Vs Barcelona: 1-0

Dream 11 Picks


The last five encounters between the two sides have seen two or fewer goals scored in them, showings which clearly emote towards the kind of tie we’ll have on our hands today. This will be a tentative tie, a clash where either side will approach the contest tepidly.

It’s a discourse which sees us stick in Athletic Bilbao’s Unai Simon in between the sticks with the side’s shot stopper having ample acumen of how to come out unblemished from encounters.


Barcelona will trust their entire impetuous in defence for this encounter as the side look to compensate for their harrowing attacking showings. In a stadium where they have struggled, the side will be well aware that defence will hold the key to their fortunes on the day, with us set to be regaled in an extremely defensive showing from them today.

And with Athletic Bilbao failing to score off latte, Barcelona could just about pull off a cleansheet to see us move in for both Nelson Semedo and Charles Lenglet for the encounter. Elsewhere, we are getting in the one player from the home side as well with Yuri Álvarez coming into our side.


Finally back into contention for Barcelona given the injuries to their attacking players, Ansu Fati showed why he’s held in such high esteem the last time around. He scored for the side in an engrossing and enterprising, one which sees us make him our first pick for today’s clash.

Frenkie de Jong comes in as well from the side while from the other side of the slot we are getting in a duo as well for the day. Our picks begin with the side’s top scorer in the form of Raul Garcia-Escudero given the six goals and 1 assist he has in his kitty this term.

With four goals and one assist, Iker Muanin comes in as well from the unit to wrap up our selections from the side for this one.


Barcelona’s leading scorer with the 14 goals and 8 assists in his kitty, we’ll be beginning this slot of our Dream 11 side with Lionel Messi from the side. The seven goals and four assists for Antoine Griezmann come in as well for this fixture while from the other side of the slot, we are moving in with Inaki Williams who has provided 4 goals for his side.

Captain And Vice-Captain

Raul captains our side while Messi is the vice-captain.

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Dream 11 Disclaimer

All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade


Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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