Barcelona Starts Campaign to Recapture La Liga Title on Sunday

Published on August 23rd, 2015 12:11 am EST
Sunday's La Liga action will feature a battle between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona. Barcelona is the defending La Liga and Champions League winners and will be looking to win the two titles once again this season.

Athletic Bilbao is looking to be competitive this season and will be opening Sunday's campaign at home. It will be important for Barcelona not to slip on Sunday, as they will be in a very spirited battle with Real Madrid this season to win the La Liga title.

Barcelona's firepower will be on full display on Sunday, as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, Jr. are all healthy and will be suiting up.


Barcelona is the favourite to win on Sunday, as evidenced by these odds:

Athletic Bilbao, 7.50
Draw, 3.80
Barcelona, 1.50

According to the bookmakers, the three likeliest outcomes of Sunday's game are:

Barcelona Wins 2-1, 8.00
Barcelona Wins 1-0, 8.50
Barcelona Wins 2-0, 8.50

The likeliest outcome that involves an Athletic Bilbao victory? That would be 1-0 and 2-1 wins for Athletic Bilbao, which are both currently trading at 17.00.


Here are the two "headline offers" from William Hill for this match:

Artiz Aduriz to Score and Athletic Bilbao To Win, 13.00
Lionel Messi to Score and Barcelona to Win, 2.50

There are three players on Barcelona who have better than even money odds to win - they are:

Lionel Messi, 1.70
Luis Suarez, 1.83
Neymar, Jr., 1.95


It will be great to see Barcelona and Real Madrid back in action on Sunday.

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