Barcelona host Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Sunday evening (20:00) and Xavi’s side are looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
We’ve picked out two interesting markets that might be worth taking a look at ahead of kick-off.
The reigning champions are the short price of 8/13 to win this contest, especially when they are yet to taste defeat this campaign. You can back a draw at 3/1, while Athletic Bilbao are valued at 4/1 to come away with the three points.
Both teams to score in this encounter is 4/6, but if you think that perhaps only one team will score in this one you can back it at 11/10.
Over 2.5 goals is on offer at 4/6 and under 2.5 goals is available at 11/10.
Barcelona have a few injury concerns heading into this one. Star striker Robert Lewandowski is unavailable, as is Pedri, Jules Kounde, Sergi Roberto and Frenkie de Jong. Gavi is out through suspension. Raphinha and Alejandro Balde could make a return to the squad this weekend.
The visitors have a few injuries of their own. Inigo Ruiz de Galaretta, Nico Williams, Mikel Vesga and Yeray Alvarez are all out of action.
Inaki Williams to score anytime @ 11/4
Athletic Bilbao have had a decent start in La Liga, picking up 17 points from their first nine matches, with the Basque club sitting comfortably in fifth. Forward Inaki Williams has played a huge part in their early season form, with the Bilbao star finding the back of the net on four occasions in those opening nine fixtures.
The 29-year-old will head into this game full of confidence, but he will gain an extra boost from his history against Barcelona. In his career so far, Williams has played against Barca 24 times and he has scored on six occasions against them. Can he grab a seventh this weekend?
Barcelona and both teams to score @ 21/10
Although we feel that Williams can haunt Barcelona once again, the hosts’ unbeaten start cannot be ignored. Although they are playing at a temporary home due to renovations at Camp Nou, Barca have looked settled in their new surroundings of Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys.
Home form will be crucial if Xavi’s side are able to defend their league title and while they may not have picked up as many wins as bitter rivals Real Madrid, they remain the only side in the division yet to taste defeat. And with the attacking players at their disposal, such as Ferran Torres and Joao Felix, they should have enough firepower to pick up their seventh win of the season.