Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: FC Barcelona v. Athletic Club Preview

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: FC Barcelona v. Athletic Club Preview

This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy Soccer series.

Game Preview

FC Barcelona looked awfully tired during their match against Sevilla last week and couldn't get past a scoreless draw, which means they have lost the top spot in the standings at the hands of Real Madrid. Los Blaugranas now seem forced to secure three points and have the advantage of playing at home, where they have taken all but two of their possible points during the current term. Meanwhile, Athletic Club have been very inconsistent all season. They are, however, undefeated in their last five league matches, so they could pose a threat to Barcelona, especially considering they own one of the best defenses in the league with only 26 goals conceded.

Recent Form

FC Barcelona: W3, D1, L1

Athletic Bilbao: W3, D2

Team News

FC Barcelona

OUT: Frenkie de Jong (calf), Sergi Roberto (ribs), Ousmane Dembele (hamstring)

Doubtful: None

Athletic Bilbao

OUT: None

Doubtful: None

Expected Lineups

FC Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Anssumane Fati

Athletic Bilbao: Unai Simon; Ander Capa, Inigo Martinez, Yeray Alvarez, Yuri Berchiche; Dani Garcia, Mikel Vesga; Inigo Cordoba, Raul Garcia, Iker Muniain; Gaizka Larrazabal

Top Picks

Lionel Messi, Barcelona: Messi didn't score against Sevilla, but the superstar forward should remain a popular play even if he goes on a cold streak. He should be Barca's

Game Preview

FC Barcelona looked awfully tired during their match against Sevilla last week and couldn't get past a scoreless draw, which means they have lost the top spot in the standings at the hands of Real Madrid. Los Blaugranas now seem forced to secure three points and have the advantage of playing at home, where they have taken all but two of their possible points during the current term. Meanwhile, Athletic Club have been very inconsistent all season. They are, however, undefeated in their last five league matches, so they could pose a threat to Barcelona, especially considering they own one of the best defenses in the league with only 26 goals conceded.

Recent Form

FC Barcelona: W3, D1, L1

Athletic Bilbao: W3, D2

Team News

FC Barcelona

OUT: Frenkie de Jong (calf), Sergi Roberto (ribs), Ousmane Dembele (hamstring)

Doubtful: None

Athletic Bilbao

OUT: None

Doubtful: None

Expected Lineups

FC Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Anssumane Fati

Athletic Bilbao: Unai Simon; Ander Capa, Inigo Martinez, Yeray Alvarez, Yuri Berchiche; Dani Garcia, Mikel Vesga; Inigo Cordoba, Raul Garcia, Iker Muniain; Gaizka Larrazabal

Top Picks

Lionel Messi, Barcelona: Messi didn't score against Sevilla, but the superstar forward should remain a popular play even if he goes on a cold streak. He should be Barca's attacking focal point once again.

Luis Suarez, Barcelona: Messi will lead the attacking line, but don't be surprised if Suarez ends up scoring a goal or two. The Uruguay international recovered from his injury and should be ready to wreck havoc on the opposing defense, even if Athletic own one of the best defensive units in LaLiga this season.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

  1. Lionel Messi
  2. Luis Suarez
  3. Iker Muniain
  4. Ivan Rakitic

Dream11 Team

GK: Marc-Andre ter Stegen

DF: Jordi Alba

DF: Clement Lenglet

DF: Nelson Semedo

DF: Ander Capa

MF: Unai Lopez

MF: Ivan Rakitic

MF: Iker Muniain

MF: Dani Garcia

FW: Lionel Messi (C)

FW: Luis Suarez (VC)

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.

Want to Read More?
Subscribe to RotoWire to see the full article.

We reserve some of our best content for our paid subscribers. Plus, if you choose to subscribe you can discuss this article with the author and the rest of the RotoWire community.

Get Instant Access To This Article Get Access To This Article
RotoWire Community
Join Our Subscriber-Only Soccer Chat
Chat with our writers and other RotoWire Soccer fans for all the pre-game info and in-game banter.
Join The Discussion
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Juan Pablo Aravena
30-year-old sports analyst and journalist. Fan of every single sport on this earth. Enjoys a good beer, some good food, and good company. NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL and soccer fan.
DraftKings DFS Soccer: Saturday EPL Picks for Feb. 4
DraftKings DFS Soccer: Saturday EPL Picks for Feb. 4
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: EPL Targets for Saturday, Feb. 4
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: EPL Targets for Saturday, Feb. 4
DraftKings DFS EPL Strategies for Saturday, Feb. 4: Bruno Donk Szn
DraftKings DFS EPL Strategies for Saturday, Feb. 4: Bruno Donk Szn
Premier League Best Bets: Picks, Odds, and Predictions for Gameweek 22
Premier League Best Bets: Picks, Odds, and Predictions for Gameweek 22