On Thursday evening, Barcelona will travel to the Athletic Bilbao pitch for the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. Both clubs will want to win to advance to the semi-finals.
Athletic Bilbao vs FC Barcelona Free Betting Tips
It’s been complicated for Bilbao lately since the club has not had a victory since December 1 in the league. After obtaining 5 consecutive draws, the last of which against Celta Vigo (1-1) and Espanyol (1-1), the Basques lost last weekend to Getafe (0-2) and therefore fell in 9th place in the ranking. To reach the quarterfinals of the Cup competition, they recently knocked down Elche and Tenerife, each time on penalties.
Opposite, Barça has not been reassuring for a long time. Indeed, after having drawn against Esapanyol before the break (2-2), they hardly dominated Granada (1-0) before losing to Valencia (2-0). Sunday evening, they did not convince despite the victory against Levante (2-1). In previous rounds, Leo Messi’s partners were manhandled by Ibiza (1-2) before making a better performance against Leganes (5-0) last week.
The staff for Athletic Bilbao vs FC Barcelona
Bilbao remains deprived of potential holders De Marcos and Cordoba who are still out of shape.
On the Barça side, the French international Dembélé, who relapsed this week and who should miss the rest of the season, as well as the center forward Suarez are still not available. Against Levante, it was the young Ansu Fati who proved decisive by scoring a double.
In August, on the first day, Bilbao won on its own ground (1-0).
Barcelona have won only one of their last 3 trips.
Free Betting Tips Athletic Bilbao vs FC Barcelona
Not necessarily comfortable this season off base, Barcelona may not succeed in winning in regular time in this game.
Betting Tips: Under 2.5 goals