This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy Soccer series.
FC Barcelona looked awfully tired during their match against Sevilla last week and couldn't get past a scoreless draw, which means they have lost the top spot in the standings at the hands of Real Madrid. Los Blaugranas now seem forced to secure three points and have the advantage of playing at home, where they have taken all but two of their possible points during the current term. Meanwhile, Athletic Club have been very inconsistent all season. They are, however, undefeated in their last five league matches, so they could pose a threat to Barcelona, especially considering they own one of the best defenses in the league with only 26 goals conceded.
FC Barcelona: W3, D1, L1
Athletic Bilbao: W3, D2
Lionel Messi, Barcelona: Messi didn't score against Sevilla, but the superstar forward should remain a popular play even if he goes on a cold streak. He should be Barca's