Ath Bilbao – Barcelona : Preview & Prediction
Big blow from Athletic this Thursday in the King’s Cup?
As part of the quarterfinals of the competition, the Basques receive FC Barcelona, on their lawn in San Mamés. Already winners of the Catalans in La Liga this season (1-0), Inaki Williams, Yuri Berchiche and other Raul Garcia will try to repeat the feat, and find the last square of a cup they particularly love. Present in the final three times in the last ten seasons, the Basque club actually loves the Copa del Rey and will also count enormously on this match, since the Liga seems doomed to offer it a soft stomach in this 2019-2020 exercise . Not really flamboyant since the arrival of Setien at their head, the Blaugranas are therefore warned and know that this away game is everything, except won in advance. Under pressure in the league and winners of only one of their last four trips, the Barcelonians are likely to suffer.
Barcelona have won only one of their last four trips. In Ibiza …
Out of its bases, Barça remains on a logical setback in Valencia (2-0).
Atlhetic Bilbao have lost only one of their last seven home games. Only 2 of the last 21.
With only 2 victories in its last 5 visits to San Mamés, Barça does not like to travel to the Basques.
This season, Bilbao beat FC Barcelona in the league (1-0).
If on paper FC Barcelona is wide favorite in this meeting, to look at it more closely the evening could be complicated for the Catalans. Already beaten at San Mamés this season, Antoine Griezmann and company could pay their small form against an ultra-motivated opponent, and who relies heavily on the cup this season. The odds are magnificent, the big blow to try will therefore be the success of Bilbao on its lawn.
Ath Bilbao – Barcelona : Betting Tips
Barcelona – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70