An interesting meeting on Thursday is Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona for a new round of the Copa del Rey.

In my opinion, the painting is a slightly favorite because of the greater individual hierarchy it possesses. However, if we consider that the Basques are intense and combative every time they act in the new San Mamés, we advise you to play a few euros to the bet “plus 9 corners”. Remember that both teams are able to alternate the ball and goal situations, many of which can end up from the corner.

Take into account that Athletic Bilbao comes to classify this instance after eliminating in a relaxed way Racing Santander (victory 1-2 in the first leg and 3-0 win at the return). It comes from overcoming the hour to Celta in the new San Mamés, recovering from a 0-1 partial defeat. At the moment it has 26 units in total, placing in the seventh position of the table and only 3 of the quota of Champions League.

On the other hand do not forget that the Basque box has added very good results playing at home, product of 6 wins, 1 parity and 1 drop in total (15 goals in favor and 8 ceded on your fence). Before overtaking the Galicians, Valverde’s team had equalized 1-1 against Osasuna, beating Villarreal 1-0 and Eibar 3-1.

Continuing with the analysis, you should know that Barcelona eliminated Hércules without problems in the previous round, after equaling 1-1 in the first leg and winning 7-0 in the Nou Camp. The team thrashed 4-1 to Espanyol as the venue before the recess for Fiestas, getting closer to Real Madrid (2nd place with 34 points and a more disputed duel than his eternal rival).

To finish we tell you that the Catalans have recorded 6 victories, 1 equality and 1 fall playing as visitors for the Santander League, achieving 10 units in their last 4 outings. It comes from beating 2-3 to Valencia, to overcome 1-2 to Seville, to equalize 1-1 against Real Sociedad and to crush 0-3 to Osasuna. For the Champions League, they defeated Celtic 0-2.

After reviewing the details of this match I play for the “9 more corners” bet because of the following reasons: First because Athletic Bilbao is a combative and intense team by nature, being feasible to manage to have the ball in Certain moments and arrive at Barcelona. Second because the Basque team can take the breath of the new San Mamés to go with everything when he is tying or losing the game. It is expected that it can specify between 3 to 6 corners throughout the 90 ‘minutes of play. And thirdly because Barcelona is an assiduous set that always usually makes corner kicks because of the great amount of progress it registers. Given this reality, we believe that the Catalans are qualified to go between 4 to 7 times the flag. Ideally, the trident MSN can appear and be fine at the moment of attack (at least 2 of the 3 members should play).

Our prediction:

Barcelona to win

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