An interesting match in this Wednesday’s match will be played by Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao for a new round of the Copa del Rey (return).
In my opinion, the painting culé part as a favorite because of the offensive potential it possesses and above all because it always raises its level when it acts in the Nou Camp. For that reason and considering that he will try to revert the tie from the initial pitazo, we advise you to play a few euros to the bet “Barcelona will score in the first half”. The attitude of those directed by Luis Enrique is expected to be intense and intimidate the Basques.
Take into account that Barcelona comes from equaling 1-1 against Villarreal as a visitor, managing to rescue a point on the hour thanks to the goal of Messi. The team is not good from the soul and from the football, as it falls too much in the lateralization and in the pass unproductive.
On the other hand do not forget that the Culés have added diverse results in their field, lacking regularity in local condition. They will look to repeat the effectiveness they had against Espanyol with the starters and against Hercules with the substitutes. Before had equaled 0-0 with Malaga and 1-1 against Real Madrid.
Continuing with the analysis you must know that Athletic Bilbao is hit something to this duel after equaling 0-0 against Alavés in the new San Mamés and let two valuable points escape in their fight to sneak into the next Champions League. In these days, it is placed in the seventh position with 27 points, remaining to 4 of Atletico Madrid.
To conclude we tell you that the Basques have recorded different results playing away from home, product of 2 victories, 1 equality and 5 falls in total (7 goals scored and 11 received in their goal). It has obtained 1 point in its last 5 exits, losing the last two before Las Palmas and Betis (3-1 and 1-0 respectively). In these games he received a goal in the first 45 minutes.
After all I said I play for the bet “Barcelona scored in the first half” due to the following reasons: First because Barcelona is an offensive team by nature, standing out for being acclipped with the ball. That yes, sometimes exaggerates with the touches and with the lateralization of the ball. Second because the painting will try to balance the series quickly, both in the marker and in the soul. It is vital to tie the key and avoid further complications if the first goal does not fall. And third because Athletic Bilbao, despite being an intense set in his actions, usually have defensive problems when he plays in the Nou Camp. Faced with this reality, we believe that the Catalans can score in the first half, either by some play played or by some spark of the MSN trident.