Our football match prediction:
Athletic Bilbao have been struggling to find their best form at the start of the new La Liga campaign. The Lions recorded only one win in previous six league fixtures and they are low on confidence ahead of Saturday’s football match against Barcelona. As expected, the Catalan giants recorded a 2-0 win over Barcelona at the weekend and thanks to the triumph Ernesto Valverde’s men cemented top position in the La Liga standings. Leo Messi failed to score in the victory over los Boquerones, but, no doubt, all eyes will be on the Argentine superstar when Barca take on Athletic Bilbao at San Mames Barria. Barcelona have been in a much better form of late than their Saturday’s rivals and we predict that the last season’s runners-up will give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend. In their last meeting at San Mames Barca recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao and away win should be considered.
Highligted Player (Iñaki Williams):
Inaki Williams is one of the most talented Spanish players. The pacey winger, who plays as a centre-forward as well, started his senior career at Basconia, scoring seven goals in 18 appearances for the club. In 2014 he moved to Athletic Bilbao, but he played for the reserve team at the beginning. Inaki impressed in the 2014/2015 season with Athletic Bilbao B and, as a result, he was given a chance to prove his worth in the Spanish top flight with the first team. The Spanish footballer made his La Liga debut on December 6, 2014, replacing injured attacker Aritz Aduriz in a 1-0 loss to Cordoba. Inaki Williams represented Spain at the 2017 U21 European Championship in Poland and he played 20 minutes in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the final of the tournament. Speaking of the senior squad, the Athletic Bilbao footballer made his Spain debut in a 3-1 victory over Bosnia on May 29, 2016. Inaki Williams was born in Bilbao on June 15, 1994.
Highlighted Team (Barcelona):
Barcelona are a Spanish football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia. Barca were founded in 1899 and they are regarded as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Catalan giants won their 24th La Liga title in 2016, with Luis Suarez winning “El Pichichi” award. Barcelona have won five European Cup trophies and a number of top-class players were part of the team in the past. The likes of Hristo Stoichkov, Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona and Pep Guardiola are some of many players that played for Barca in the past, but, no doubt, Leo Messi has established himself as the club’s trademark. Barcelona welcome their rivals at Camp Nou, the stadium that was built in 1957. Barcelona’s local rivals are Espanyol, but the rivalry between Barca and Real Madrid is much bigger. The two La Liga giants face each other in “El Clasico”, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world football. Barca are famous for their football youth school La Masia as well.