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Possible Lineups, Team News, Stats – Athletic Club vs Barcelona: Kick-Off: 17:30 BST Date: Sunday, 23rd August, 2015 Venue: San Mamés Stadium Referee: Carlos Del Cerro Grande.

Athletic Club vs Barcelona will go head to head in the opening day of the La Liga later today at San Mamés Stadium.
Kick-Off: 17:30 BST
Date: Sunday, 23rd August, 2015 
Venue: San Mamés Stadium
Referee: Carlos Del Cerro Grande


Possible Lineups:

Possible Lineups, Team News, Stats – Athletic Club vs Barcelona

Team News:
Athletic Club
  • Inaki Williams, Iker Muniain and Jonas Ramalho are all on the sidelines with injury.
  • Kike Sola is out with suspension. The forward picked up a red card in the second leg of Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona.
  • Blaugrana, Los Leones and San José are doubtful for this game.

  • Duo defenders Gerard Pique and Jeremy Mathieu who both will be missing the game due to suspension. Marc Bartra will be starting in the center-back role.
  • Full-back Jordi Alba is not fully fit but is expected to start this game as Adriano is out with injury.
  • Neymar remains out due to mumps, Rafinha will be starting in place of him on the left side.

Stats:
  • Athletic Club have won only one of their last six La Liga games against Barcelona.
  • In last nine games between them at San Mamés Stadium, four red cards have been drawn.
  • Barca have lost only one of their last ten La Liga away games.
  • Athletic Club have won only two of their last 27 games against Barca in all campaigns.
  • Athletic Club have not lost any of their last eight home games in La Liga.

Prediction:
Athletic Club 2 – 2 Barcelona, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the score sheet for Barca.




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