FC Barcelona will be attempting to win the Spanish Super Cup for the 14th time in their history when they take on Athletic Bilbao in the final of the competition on Sunday night.
The Catalans need a title at any cost at present. After all they have gone through in the past few seasons, things have finally started to look bright for them.
Watch Live Stream Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao – Super Cup
These two teams faced off just 10 days ago, with the Blaugrana winning 3-2 at San Mamés with one of their best performances of the season.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, De Jong; Griezmann, Pedri, Dembele; Messi
Athletic Bilbao: Simon; Capa, Nunez, Martinez, Balenziaga; De Marcos, Vencedor, D Garcia, Muniain; Williams, R Garcia
Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao
Spain – Super Cup
Date: Sunday, 17 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de La Cartuja.
Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two had locked horns just the last week, and then the Catalans recorded a 2-3 win on the road.
- Athletic’s last title was the 2015 Super Cup against Barcelona, and Marcelino’s last title was the 2019 Copa del Rey.
- They had recorded 34 of the former 40 overall wins.
Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
Barca will be the favourites to triumph on Sunday night, and we are expecting Koeman’s side to lift the trophy. Messi’s likely return will be a huge boost for the Catalan giants, and we are predicting a narrow win for Barca as tiredness could be an issue for Athletic due to the relatively fast turnaround.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in seven of their preceding ten overall games, and they have won just twice on the road since July of 2020.