ATH vs FCB: Ansu Fati’s fitness, De Jong’s form and other reasons why Barcelona will defeat Bilbao. - Bliteoc

ATH vs FCB: Ansu Fati’s fitness, De Jong’s form and other reasons why Barcelona will defeat Bilbao.

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The Catalan based club Barcelona would be hoping to get a good result when they travel away to face Athletic Club in a crunch encounter between both clubs.

The Spanish giants Barcelona are the huge favourites to emerge victorious due to their previous records and results against Athletic Club.

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The Spanish and Barcelona tactician Xavi Hernandez is expected to name a strong lineup for their crucial cup match against Athletic Club.

The Barcelona Superstars which include Ferran Torres, Ansu Fati, Luuk De Jong, Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Jordi Alba, Dani Alves, Frenkie de Jong, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Pablo Gavira and Nico Gonzalez are all expected to face Athletic Club.

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Earlier this morning, The Barcelona players and technical crews were involved in a vigorous training session ahead of their crucial cup encounter against Athletic Club.

The likes of Neto, Memphis Depay, Ferran Jutgla, Ousmane Dembele, Sergi Roberto, Sergino Dest, Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Oscar Mingueza and Eric Garcia were all pictured at the training ground.

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Let's take a look at 4 reasons why Barcelona would defeat Athletic Club;

1. JORDI ALBA’S FORM: The Spanish and Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba would be hoping to continue his brilliant run of form when they face Athletic Club.

The Barcelona defender is expected to feature against Athletic Club.

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2. ANSU FATI’S FITNESS: The Spanish and Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati has fully recovered from his minor injury and he is expected to face Athletic Club.

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3. XAVI’S TACTICS: The Spanish and Barcelona tactician Xavi Hernandez is expected to use a 4-1-3-2 formation in their crucial cup encounter against Athletic Club.

The Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez is expected to use Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati as wingers in order to provide support for the lone striker.

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4. LUUK DE JONG’S FORM: The Dutch and Barcelona striker Luuk De Jong would also be hoping to continue his goal-scoring form when they face Athletic Club.

The Barcelona attacker is expected to be named in the starting line up for their crucial cup tie against Athletic Club.

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