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Barcelona vs Athletic Club Predictions: La Liga Matchweek 11 Odds & Best Bets

7:15 AM GMT 22/10/2022
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The Catalans are favorites to claim a win against the Basques and should have few problems when they meet at the Camp Nou

Barcelona got back to winning ways in midweek with a 3-0 victory at home against Villarreal. It was a convincing victory for Xavi’s side after their disappointing performance against Real Madrid in El Clasico last weekend.

It has been a good start to the La Liga season for Athletic Club so far. They have won five games and sit in sixth in the league table with 18 points.

Let’s dive into the best bets and odds for this weekend’s matchup between Barcelona and Athletic Club.

Ani Sridhar’s 2022-23 La Liga Betting Record: 18-19 (+2.00 Units)

Barcelona vs Athletic Club Odds

  • 3-way handicap: Barcelona (-175) | Draw (+333) | Athletic Club (+425)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 ( -165) | Under 3.5 (+115)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (-145) | No (+100)

Barcelona vs Athletic Club odds are current as of Friday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. ET, on BetMGM Sportsbook.

Barcelona has not lost to Athletic Club at the Camp Nou in 20 consecutive matches but are only -175 favorites. The oddsmakers are also expecting a high-scoring game and for both teams to find the back of the net juiced to -145.

Barcelona vs Athletic Club Betting Tips

Barcelona has found a backline combination that works after they shut out Villarreal on Thursday. They controlled possession during the game, limiting Villarreal to only 30% of the ball and restricting them to only five shots with one shot on target.

Jules Koundé and Marcos Alonso played in the middle of the defense and looked far better than Gerard Piqué and Eric García in the same position.

Barcelona continues to have the best defensive record in the league, conceding only four goals in 10 matches with an impressive plus-20 goal differential on the season.

Athletic Club does have the third-best goal differential in La Liga at plus-11 and have scored the third-most goals this season only behind Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Nico Williams has been great on the right wing and his older brother Iñaki Williams has led the line well up top.

This should be a high-scoring affair at the Camp Nou but the edge goes to the home side to secure all three points. Barca have dominated Athletic Club at home and have not lost against the visitors in La Liga since 2019.

Barcelona vs Athletic Club Prediction

Barcelona 3-1 Athletic Club

Robert Lewandowski is coming off of a brace against Villarreal and will look to maintain the momentum this weekend before the clash against Bayern Munich next week. Xavi will be hoping for the team to get out to a quick lead so he can rest his stars in the second half so they are fit for the Champions League fixture.

Barcelona vs Athletic Club Best Bets

➕ Barcelona to Win and Over 2.5 Combined Goals Scored (+115) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

We’re going back to the same bet we cashed with Barcelona against Villarreal on Thursday. Barca should be able to score three goals by themselves and will win this game at home.

➕ 1st Half Result: FC Barcelona (+105) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Barcelona got off to a fast start against Villarreal scoring three goals in the first 45 minutes. They will get off to another fast start against Athletic Club before making lineup changes in the second half of the game. Back the home team to come out of the gate firing on all cylinders.