ATH vs BAR | Athletic Bilbao vs FC Barcelona | Copa Del Rey: Best Dream11 Combination, Probable Lineups, Team News & Fantasy Tips

ATH vs BAR – In this article, I will be giving you the Probable Lineups, Team News, Fantasy Tips & the Best Dream11 Combination of the Copa Del Rey match between Athletic Bilbao and FC Barcelona.

 

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Important: Confirmed Lineups and Updated Dream11 combination(s) will be updated on this article 5-10 mins after the final lineups are released (Between 12.30 – 12.45 AM). An update will be posted on my Twitter handle to inform you all.

 

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Probable Lineups:

Athletic Bilbao: Unai Simón; Yuri, Iñigo Martínez, Núñez, Yeray, Capa; Dani García, Unai López, Muniain; Raúl García, Williams.

FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto/Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Busquets, De Jong, Arthur/Vidal/Rakitic; Griezmann, Messi, Ansu Fati.

 

Team News & Match Tips:

  • Iago Herrerín is suspended for Athletic Bilbao.
  • Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele are injured for this clash.
  • My Verdict: Barcelona sacked their manager Ernesto Valverde and replaced him with Quique Setien last month. Setien is a very attack-minded manager who focuses more on the style of play than the result itself. Expect Barcelona to score a lot of goals and keep less clean sheets under Setien in the long-term future.
  • But, the players will take a lot of time in adjusting to Setien’s style of play. They have had mixed results since he was appointed as the new manager. This season, Barcelona have particularly struggled away from home.
  • At home, Athletic Bilbao have a good record. They only lost one game at home and that was on matchday seven against Valencia. Only Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid have conceded fewer goals in La Liga than Athletic Bilbao.
  • Barcelona (30 times) and Athletic Bilbao (24) are the two teams that have won the Copa Del Rey the most number of times.
  • Interesting stat: Messi has scored atleast once in 6 out of the 8 matches between these two sides in the Copa.
  • For Athletic Bilbao, this will be the most important match of the season. in front of their home fans, they will give it a proper go. Given the circumstances, a win for both sides is possible tonight.
  • My Prediction: Athletic Bilbao 1-2 FC Barcelona

 

 

Important Players:

Athletic Bilbao: Inaki Williams, Raul Garcia, Benat, Ibai Gomez

Barcelona: Griezmann, Fati, Alba, Carles Perez, Puig, Arthur

 

Captain Picks:

  1. Lionel Messi
  2. Raul Garcia
  3. Antoine Griezmann
  4. Inaki Williams
  5. Ansu Fati
  6. Iker Muniain
  7. Capa
  8. Yuri/Alba

 

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Best Dream11 Combination 1 (Small League)(Updated):

Alternate Picks:

  • You may vice-captain Ansu Fati or Inaki Williams in place of Raul Garcia.
  • You may pick Semedo in place of Sergi Roberto.
  • You may pick Rakitic or Pique in place of De Jong.

 

Best Dream11 Combination 2 (Small or Medium League)(Updated):

 

Best Dream11 Combination 3 (Risky)(Updated):

Note: DO NOT copy this team. This team is just a safe template. Make your own picks. You are responsible for your own decisions.

 

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