Barcelona has a chance to extend their lead at the top of the table eight points with a win away at Athletic Bilbao. The resurgence of arch-rivals Real Madrid may have come late with Barcelona too experienced to throw away an eight-point lead. But it will not be easy against a technically astute cub like Bilbao. They are currently 13th in the league and know their position does not do justice to the wealth of talent at their disposal. The Catalonians despite not being at their best still enjoy a huge gap between them and the chasing pack. They have been dominating the La Liga for some time now and this year seems no different.
Athletic Bilbao will be without the services of Artiz Aduiz, Mikel Rico and Inigo Leuke who are all on the treatment table. Ander Capa is suspended following an accumulation of yellow cards and the winger is a huge miss for his side in terms of going forward. The talented Iker Muniain has seen plenty of battles against Barcelona and knows all too well about the enormity of task on hand. The attacking midfielder will play just behind striker Inaki Williams who possesses a lot of threat with his finishing ability.
Arthur will be out for a month for Barcelona which means Arturo Vidal can expect a lot of game time for the first time since his arrival at Cam Nou. Malcolm impressed everyone with his performance in the El Classico and should start. Lionel Messi is not fully fit and Ernesto Valverde is likely to give his main man limited game time with European games on the horizon. Ousmane Dembele will start on the bench although he took part in a full training session after recovering from an ankle injury that has kept him out since the 20th of January.
Barcelona has lost just one of their last 25 meeting with Athletic Bilbao that just goes to show how dominant they have been in the two sides encounters. It will not be easy for the champions but they should get the job done in the end.
When is Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona, La Liga 2018-19 Football Match Schedule (Date, Time and Venue Details)?
Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona lock horns against each other in the La Liga match on February 11, 2019 (Sunday midnight). The two teams face-off in a match that will be held at the San Mamés. It will kick off at 1:30 am IST.
How to Watch Live Telecast of Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona, La Liga 2018-19 Football Match?
Sony Pictures Networks holds the broadcast rights of La Liga in India. So, the Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona match will be live telecast on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD channels.
Where to Get Free Live Streaming Online of Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona, La Liga 2018-19 Football Match?
If you are unable to watch the match live on their TV sets, you can catch Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona match online via live streaming on Sony Liv app as well as on La Liga's official Facebook page. You can also live football score updates on LatestLY here.