Historically, this fixture has always been one of the most prestigious of the season. FC Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao. Dare I say it, Catalunya vs the Basque Country. Last season brought us two (La Liga) battles, each as intriguing as the last. The 2-2 draw at San Mames was more notable for the conditions in which it was played, but was an enthralling contest nonetheless while Barcelona's 2-0 win at the Camp Nou was 90 minutes of exhilarating, end-to-end football. Thanks to Marcelo Bielsa, Bilbao no longer look to kick the Blaugrana off the field, they would much rather prefer to simply play them off it.
However, Athletic have been far from their best this season, while Barcelona appear to be improving by the week - should Bielsa risk going toe-to-toe with such a formidable foe? Whatever the case, this match really will be tough to predict, but if you still fancy it, you can vote in our poll below and comment with your prediction. Best of luck!