On February 10 the Athletic Bilbao – Valencia will meet in the semi-final of the Spanish Cup. The forecast for the match of these teams was prepared by the experts of our website. Full statistics and current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet nigeria.
The Basques have made a strong run
Athletic have a good season, especially in the Spanish Cup, where they knocked out Barcelona and Real Madrid. In the championship, the team is in eighth place, just one point behind the top six. The club won their last Primera game at home to Espanyol, 2-1, their third straight win in all competitions. Athletic are serious about winning the Copa del Rey, having beaten the main favourites in the tournament. Two players will not be available for this meeting due to injury.
Valencia are dangerous this season
“The Bats have been going very well in the championship until recently, but now they have a series of five games without a win in the Primera, which has caused the team to fall back to 11th place, and the gap from the Eurocup zone has increased to 5 points. Valencia played out a 0-0 home draw against Real Sociedad in the last round. Reaching the semi-finals of the Spanish Cup is already a good result, but they need to fight for the trophy, which guarantees a place in the European competitions. Before this meeting, the team has three personnel losses.
The rivals have played once this season, Valencia in that home battle managed to snatch a draw on 90+5 minutes, playing in the minority – 1:1.
Fully agree with the fact that Athletic is the favorite of this meeting, at home the Basques are very strong, in the quarterfinals the team “drove” Real on their field, with Valencia should be easier. Of course, both teams are determined to get to the final, but in the first game we give the advantage to the hosts and bet on their clean win.