ATH Vs BAR Dream 11 Team Prediction: Athletic Bilbao Vs Barcelona dream 11 picks, as the Catalan giants will face Athletic Bilbao tonight.
Barcelona will face Athletic Bilbao in the first La Liga match of the season and Ernesto Valverde’s side will visit Basque club to start their campaign. The Catalan side are the favourites to win considering their dominance in league and new inclusions.
However, Barcelona will probably step without Lionel Messi, as the Argentine International is facing fitness issues ahead of tonight’s clash, and Barcelona manager has revealed that he will not risk playing Messi tonight.
Hence, Barcelona will have to play with the same plan they went with during the pre-season tour this summer. Moreover, Arthur Melo and Philippe Coutinho will also be unavailable as they recently arrived at the club training, they will not appear tonight.
With this Athletic Bilbao will be a tough nut to crack, as the Basque club is a tough nut to crack at their home and will pose a great challenge to the defending champions tonight.
But with the inclusion of Antoine Griezmann in the Catalan club, the French International is expected to bring the three points for his new club tonight. Although, Barcelona will definitely miss their star Messi tonight.
The Sportsrush will discuss 11 players, which you can take in dream 11 to make a combined 11 from tonight’s match at the San Mames.
Athletic Bilbao Vs Barcelona
Marc Andre Ter Stegen: Undoubtedly the German goalkeeper is among the top three goalkeepers in the world, and arguably the best in La Liga. Moreover, with better defence, Stegen also has a chance to be guarded throughout the match.
Inigo Martinez: Martinez is a top-rated la liga defender, and has gathered points in Dream 11 last season. He is also good aerially and can provide crucial points.
Yuri Berchiche: The attacking full-back is a potential threat to Barcelona, and at times he has also been deployed in the midfield. Berchiche is expected to start, and his attacking flair can fetch us points.
Gerard Pique: Pique is the most reliable defender to Valverde and recently been stable with his defending. Moreover, he is a threat in dead ball situation, as he often scores through headers.
Jordi Alba: The Barcelona full-back is arguably the current best left-back in the world, and everybody knows his ability to go ahead and make assists with pinpoint crossing. The pacy fullback is a must addition in defence.
Iker Munian: Munian is a great asset for Athletic Bilbao in midfield and scored 7 goals and provided 4 assists in the 34 games for his club last season. Hence, his attacking prowess can provide much-needed points to our side.
Sergio Busquets: This buy was a forceful one, as the limited budget compelled us to choose Busquets. With expensive purchases upfront, we had to settle with the Spanish International.
Frankie De Jong: The new Barcelona signing has been impressive this preseason, and will probably start the match tonight. His vision is his main asset and can provide us with points through crucial assists.
Inaki Williams: Williams is a reliable option upfront for the Basqut, he we club and has been the primary goal-scorer for them since a while. Hence his inclusion is a necessity.
Antonie Griezmann: The French International is in action ever since he joined Barcelona from Atletico Madrid. With Lionel Messi absent, he would be expected to fill the void.
Luiz Suarez: Suarez is undoubtedly a clinical finisher and a regular starter for the club. However, if Dembele had been a regular, he would have been here instead of the Uruguayan International. Although, Suarez is even more likely to score tonight, and can provide us the winning points.