Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona Tips & Quotas, 04/17/2021 – 21:30 – Copa del Rey
The Catalans had to endure a severe setback in the battle for the home championship. El Clasico was lost 1-2 at Real Madrid. Now, however, it is time to focus on the final game in the Copa del Rey. This is where Barca competes against Athletic Bilbao. The lions recently showed weak form and, as can be clearly seen from the quotas, are set as a clear outsider. The final will take place on Saturday, 17.04. from 21:30 at the Olympic Stadium in Seville. If you can call the title your own, you can find out in the following betting tip forecast.
(Status of quotas: 15.04.2021, 17:07 hrs)
Last year Bilbao made the leap into the final of the Copa del Rey. There, the team defeated Real Sociedad 0-1 in the end. But will things get better this year? The achievements so far had been anything but overwhelming. In the intermediate round a narrow 2-1 jumped out against Ibiza with a lot of effort. The quarter-finals led to a 2-1 victory over Alcoyano. There was a real shake in the quarter-finals against Real Betis. After a 1-1 in regular time and overtime, penalty shootout made it into the next round (4-1). In the semi-finals, the first leg led to a 1-1 draw. The second leg only resulted in a decision in overtime. After 90 minutes it was 1:1. Lucky Punch, however, managed Athletic in the overtime by Alex Berenguer to the 2:1 final. Barca is by far the hardest task this season. Bilbao showed that nothing is impossible in the last season. Barcelona was defeated by the Copa del Rey in the quarter-finals.
Raul Garcia is Bilbao’s best attacker in the competition with three goals. The lions neted eleven times in the Copa del Rey. The defense allowed at least one goal in each game. In total, it was five.
In the domestic league, the team of coach Marcelino has been waiting for a threesome for five match days. Most recently, four draws and one defeat were suffered. Athletic ranks eleventh with 37 points taken.
Recent Matches by Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao: 0 wins – 4 draws – 1 defeat
As already mentioned, the Catalans finished last year in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. After a 0-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao, the team was kicked out of the competition. Things are going to be better this season. So far, Barca has stood on shaky legs. Already the intermediate round brought with it against the absolute outsider Cornella only in overtime a 2:0. The quarter-finals were won with a lot of effort against Vallecano with 2:1. In the quarter-finals, the Blaugrana was able to equalize a 0-2 deficit only in the second leg. The extension resulted in a clear 5-3 victory. The semi-finals led to a 0-2 draw against Sevilla in the first leg. The second leg was won 2-0 after 90 minutes, so we had to go into overtime there as well. In this, Martin Braithwaite scored the golden goal 3-0 and secured the entry into the final.
Barcelona has scored 12 goals so far. Defense was anything but certain and had to challenge six goals in five games. Dembele, de Jong, Jordi Alba and Braithwaite are the best attackers in Barca’s cup with two goals each.
As mentioned earlier, Barcelona recently suffered a defeat to Real Madrid in the league in El Clasico. After six consecutive victories, a bankruptcy came about. The second place in the table was lost to Real Madrid. The gap to the top rider Atletico Madrid measures two points. Despite the bankruptcy, it promises to be an exciting battle for the championship.
Recent Games of Barcelona
Barcelona: 3 victories – 1 draw – 1 defeat
3 Athletic Bilbao Wins – 2 Draws – 5 Barcelona Wins
The odds for this match are clearly in favour of blue grana. Especially after last season’s defeat, you will be able to get your revenge. In addition, the shape curve of the lions points clearly downwards. Only one of the last four duels with Barcelona should be won. This success is offset by three defeats. In the course of our betting tip forecast, the Catalans are to be regarded as significantly stronger. For this reason, it is worth betting on a victory from Barca.
Bet Tip Bundesliga trend: Barcelona wins
Bet rate at Betano*: 1.55 (odds: 15.04.2021, 17:07 o’clock)
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