Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: FC Barcelona v. Athletic Club Preview

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: FC Barcelona v. Athletic Club Preview

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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.

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FC Barcelona: W3, D1, L1

Athletic Bilbao: W3, D2

Team News

FC Barcelona

OUT: Frenkie de Jong (calf), Sergi Roberto (ribs), Ousmane Dembele (hamstring)

Doubtful: None

Athletic Bilbao

OUT: None

Doubtful: None

Expected Lineups

FC Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Anssumane Fati

Athletic Bilbao: Unai Simon; Ander Capa, Inigo Martinez, Yeray Alvarez, Yuri Berchiche; Dani Garcia, Mikel Vesga; Inigo Cordoba, Raul Garcia, Iker Muniain; Gaizka Larrazabal

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Juan Pablo Aravena
30-year-old sports analyst and journalist. Fan of every single sport on this earth. Enjoys a good beer, some good food, and good company. NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL and soccer fan.
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