Barcelona will host Manchester United in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League knockout fixture hoping to extend their winning streak.

Barcelona need to bag all 3 points against Athletic Bilbao if they are to maintain the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

Barca are fresh off a convincing 3-0 win against Villarreal, leaving them in 2nd place with 25 points, 6 behind Madrid.

Bilbao on the other hand are without a win in their last 3 league games and drew 2-2 with Getafe last time out.

Bilbao have won 5 times this season and are in 6th place with 18 points.

Barca will be pleased with their start to the league season, collecting 25 points from 10 matches, scoring 24 goals in the process and conceding 4.

Athletic will face Barcelona, Villarreal, Girona and Real Valladolid in their 4 games before the campaign breaks for the World Cup.

The visitors have only conceded 8 times in the league this term, have not beaten Barcelona in the league since August 2019.

Will this be an easy home win for Barca or can Bilbao get something from the game?

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What time does Barcelona vs Bilbao start?

The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at Camp Nou.

Barcelona vs Bilbao team news

Andreas Christensen and Ronald Araujo are injured and will sit this one out with Jules Kounde and Marcos Alonso set to start.

Frenkie De Jong is set to maintain his starting role in midfield alongside Gavi and Pedri, meaning Sergio Busquets will feature from the bench.

Robert Lewandowski has scored 11 times this season and will lead the attacking line, supported by Ansu Fati.

For the visitors, Alex Berenguer is expected to return to the starting XI in place of Mikel Vesga.

Further up the pitch, Iker Muniain, Inaki Williams and Nico Williams are all set to maintain their starting roles.

Barcelona vs Bilbao head to head

The hosts boast a superior record winning 40 games from the 63 played between these two sides, compared to Bilbao’s 10 wins.

The remaining 13 have resulted in a draw.

Barcelona vs Bilbao current form

Both sides have won 2 of their last 5 games, though Barcelona have also lost twice. Bilbao have lost just once in that run.

Barcelona vs Bilbao prediction

The home team have a lot more at stake if they are to avoid widening the gap at the top and are tipped as favorites to win on the night.

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