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SAT 13.09.2014 | PREVIEWS

A good game in store at the Camp Nou

Barcelona will host Athletic, who have not won in Catalonia for over 10 years.

Previews

SAT 13.09.2014

All eyes will be on FC Barcelona and Athletic Club in the third round of Liga BBVA fixtures. The Basque side, who have one win and one defeat thus far, have not won in the Camp Nou for over a decade.

Team news

Jérémy Mathieu, who has an ankle problem, is the main doubt for Luis Enrique. In the final training session before the match at the Camp Nou, Andrés Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Thomas Vermaelen and Mathieu all trained with their teammates. Meanwhile, Guillermo is a doubt for the Basque outfit.

View from the dugout

To beat Barcelona in their own back yard, Ernesto Valverde said: "We have to try and make Barcelona uncomfortable. We're fine and we have a lot of confidence. We are going there to win but we have to show this on the pitch". Luis Enrique was cautious when talking about hosting Athletic, saying they "worry me a lot, they are the best side at putting pressure on you in attack".

 

Predictions from Sportium.es, Official Bookmaker for the Liga

Will history repeat itself or will we rewrite it at the expense of goals? Sports betting speaks the language of statistics.  

In seven of the last ten clashes held at the Camp Nou between Barcelona and Athletic, more than two goals were scored. We predict an open game, and if there are more than two goals, the odds are 1.44.

Last season the game was level at half time, and if history repeats itself, we’ll win € 2.60 per euro wagered.

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