Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao: Preview, History and La Liga over

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Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao: Preview, History and La Liga over

League leaders Barcelona will play host to 14th-place Athletic Bilbao Saturday in La Liga action. While the Catalans are yet to lose in the domestic league, the Basque side has had a roller coaster start to the season.

Bilbao are fresh off of a humiliating 5-1 defeat to Real Madrid (via Goal). With a chance to bounce back, the Basques were only able to draw against Deportivo last weekend (via Goal). Just when the season looked to be improving, Los Blancos sent Bilbao back to earth.

On the other hand, Barcelona has been on a tear as of late. They started their season off with shaky play, yet still managed results. And now it appears that the Catalans are finally hitting their stride.

Many questions will be asked in this game, such as: Can Bilbao rescue their season with a huge win? Will Barcelona continue their unbeaten streak? There are many factors that play into this match.

Here is what to watch for during Saturday's Barcelona vs. Bilbao action.

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