⚽️ Competition: Copa del Rey
🗓 Date: February 6th, 2020
🏟 Location: San Mamés
💡 Betting Tips: X / 2
📈 Odds: 4.75
💳 Stake: 5/10 units
Please rate our betting tips! 💫
Top duel in the Copa del Rey – because FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao are the two most decorated teams in the Spanish Cup: Barça is the record champion with 30 titles, followed by Athletic Bilbao with 23 triumphs.
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Free Betting Tips
In total, both teams stood 78 times in the final. A cup game in Spain cannot be more traditional.
If you also consider that in the reformed Copa, a single knockout game decides whether well or woe, this classic gets even more explosive.
Athletic Bilbao has the home advantage, of course, a not to be underestimated pledge. Both teams are struggling abroad this season, in the Cup Athletic Club trembled twice against Elche and Tenerife twice on penalties, Barça wobbled tremendously in the third round on Ibiza.
It will also be exciting to see whether both teams compete in top form – or whether the league is prioritized. Either way, it should be a hard-fought and therefore tight game. At Athletic Bilbao against Barcelona, the odds of bookmakers also show this.
Athletic Bilbao – Statistics & current form
The shape of the home side is anything but good. In the league, Athletic Bilbao has been waiting for a win for seven games (5 draws, 2 defeats), most recently a 0-2 draw against Getafe at home in San Mames at the weekend.
The main problem of the “Los Leones”: scoring the goal. In the said seven games, the Basques scored only five goals, in 22 league games only as many goals. Only five teams have scored fewer goals, all of which are fighting relegation, while Bilbao has European ambitions. On average, the Basques score one goal per game.
After all, Aritz Aduriz should be fit again, the striker was recently missing due to a hip injury. Aduriz knows how to score goals against Barça – he scored the winning goal of the Basque in the 1-0 in the league on the first matchday – by a sideways pull in the 90th minute.
Meanwhile, the defense of Bilbao is safe, the defensive duo Yeray Alvarez and Iñigo Martinez are difficult to overcome, as just 17 goals in the league prove.
Probable lineups of Athletic Bilbao:
↪ Simon – Lekue, Alvarez, Martinez, Berchiche – D. Garcia, Lopez, R. Garcia, Muniain, Gomez – Williams
Last games from Athletic Bilbao:
⚽️ 02.02.2020 – Athletic Bilbao vs. Getafe -2 (La Liga)
⚽️ 01/28/2020 – Tenerife vs. Athletic Bilbao 3: 3 (Copa del Rey)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Espanyol Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao 1-1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 01/22/2020 – Elche vs. Athletic Bilbao 1-1 (Copa del Rey)
⚽️ January 19, 2020 – Athletic Bilbao vs. Celta Vigo 1-1 (La Liga)
Barcelona – Statistics & current form
Meanwhile, the shape curve of the guests from Barcelona is pointing upwards. Under new coach Quique Setién, the Catalans won four of the five games, only in Valencia they lost.
But that very bankruptcy was significant because: in a foreign country, the shoe presses. “The weakness away from home has so far been an unsolved problem,” Setién admitted recently, “we will try to change something about it.”
At home, Barcelona are usually dominant, while in the opposing stadium, the incumbent Spanish champions are often bought the cutting edge – four bankruptcies, three draws and four wins are the staid league record abroad.
The Catalans don’t really have an explanation for their misery away from home. “The goal is to play the same way at home as at home,” said Setien as a route.
But that will be difficult in San Mames, the Basques are one of the most uncomfortable opponents you can meet at home – and their home record is not bad, either. In eleven games, the lions only received two defeats.
Anyone who assumes an away win should play at Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona give their tip on Barça, the odds level off at an average of 1.80, so they are quite lucrative.
Probable lineup of Barcelona:
↪ Ter Stegen – S. Roberto, Umtiti, Piqué – Busquets, Semedo, Arthur, Rakitic, Alba – Messi, Griezmann
Last games from Barcelona:
⚽️ 02.02.2020 – FC Barcelona vs. Levante 2-1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 01/30/2020 – FC Barcelona vs. CD Leganes 5-0 (Copa del Rey)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Valencia vs. FC Barcelona 2- (La Liga)
⚽️ 01/22/2020 – Ibiza vs. FC Barcelona 1: 2 (Copa del Rey)
⚽️ Jan 19, 2020 – FC Barcelona vs. Granada 1-0 (La Liga)
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Barça can tell you a thing or two about how things are going at San Mames – on Matchday 1 it was 0-1 in the last minute. As usual, this game was contested, close and took place at eye level.
The last cup game at the same location also won Athletic Bilbao, in January 2017 they beat Barça 2-1. The Basques won two of the last four games at San Mames. Many goals are not scored, the results were 1: 0, 0: 0, 1: 1, 2: 1.
This is also why we consider the tip under 2.5 goals between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona to be interesting.
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Free Betting Tips Provided by CoreBet Tipsters
Athletic Bilbao’s relentless defensive will be a real touchstone for Lionel Messi and Co. Coupled with the home strength and the traditional fighting power of the Basques on home soil, we expect a tight game.
Barcelona’s weakness away from home also contributes, of course, whereby Bilbao’s poor form and the harmlessness in front of the opposing housing must be taken into account.
Key facts – Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona tips
💫 Athletic Bilbao has been waiting for a win for seven games
💫 Barça lost the last game at San Mames
💫 Barça with three league away games without a win
The Catalans are naturally the favorites, which is why we at Athletic Bilbao against Barcelona predict that the Catalans will narrowly prevail. Since Bilbao had to go into extra time and even a penalty shoot-out in the two previous rounds of the cup, we do not think it impossible that at least the former will happen again. Even if both clubs certainly want to avoid this due to the tight schedule.
A draw after 90 contested minutes is anything but improbable, the betting odds here level off at an average of 3.50.
But we think that the “Halftime / Full Time” bet type is extremely lucrative: Therefore, at Athletic Bilbao against Barcelona we give the tip “Draw / Barcelona” with 5 units.