Stadium: San Mames (Bilbao, Spain)
Referee: José Munuera Montero (Spain)
The Spanish Cup 1/8 final clash between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona will take place on January 20. Who will win the upcoming encounter? Full statistics and all odds for the match can be found at 1xbet login.
Bets on Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona
Analysts of bookmakers have already given a forecast for the game, where the guests are considered the favorites of this meeting. A wager on Barcelona’s victory can be placed at the odds of 2.21, on the success of “Athletic” offers to bet at odds 3.56
The odds of a draw in the upcoming match are estimated at 3.40
For the team, the upcoming meeting will be the second in the current Spanish Cup. In the 1/16 finals Atletico Mancha Real Madrid beat Atletico Mancha Real Madrid 2-0 on the road. Last season, and the season before, the Basques reached the final, where they lost to Barcelona (0-4) and Real Sociedad (0-1) respectively. The last time the team won the trophy was in 1984, when they beat Barcelona 1-0 in the final. “Athletic have won 24 Spanish Cups in their history, more than only their upcoming opponents (31).
Yuri Bercice is in the team’s sickbay.
The team started in the Spanish Cup with a 2-1 away win against Linares Deportivo. The Catalans are the reigning holders of the Spanish Cup, in addition, over the last 7 occasions they have taken the trophy 5 times. It is worth mentioning that Athletic Bilbao have been Barcelona’s final opponents twice in this period.
Luke de Jong is suspended. Samuel Umtiti and Sergi Roberto are both injured.
Interesting bets on the stats
Athletic have not scored in the first half in 7 of their last 9 games in the Spanish Cup. You can bet on the home team not scoring in the 1st half for odds of 1.67
In 5 of their last 6 matches in the Spanish Cup, Barcelona have scored in the 2nd half. You can bet on a goal by the Catalans after the break for odds 1.90
At least 3 goals have been scored in 5 of Barcelona’s last 6 Spanish Cup games. We’ll wager on Total Over 2.5 for odds 2.25
Athletic Bilbao Barcelona FC preview and betting
In their last match Athletic lost in the Spanish Super Cup final to Real Madrid 0-2, but before that the team had a winning streak of 4 official meetings (3 wins, 1 draw). In the national championship, the club occupies 9th place, 4 points behind their upcoming opponents. Atletico have a modest attacking performance, scoring only 20 goals, but their defensive performance is good; only Sevilla have conceded less than the Basques. In their head-to-head encounters with Barcelona, there have been few results – in 8 of the last 12 official meetings, no more than 2 goals have been scored.
Prediction for this match: Total less than 2.5 for odds 1.78