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Date Time League Season
January 24, 2024 9:30 pm SPAIN - Copa del Rey 2023/2024

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Ath Bilbao vs Barcelona: Match Preview and Prediction


Ath Bilbao vs Barcelona: Athletic Bilbao ended a 14-game winning streak in all competitions. The Basques have won eight, drawn two, and lost one in 11 home league games this season. Bilbao and Barcelona have not scored twice in their last two matches.

Athletic Bilbao’s 14-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday afternoon when they lost by a slim 1-0 margin away to Valencia. When the Basques meet Barcelona in the Copa del Rey quarterfinal on Wednesday night at San Mames Barria, they will be hoping to recover four days later.

Before the matches of Matchday No. 21, Barcelona and Bilbao were tied for third place in the La Liga rankings. Nevertheless, Ferran Torres’ hat-trick at Estadio Benito Villamarin preserved the Blaugrana title race, as they are currently three points ahead.

When Xavi’s team faced Betis over the weekend, they displayed two quite different personalities. For the first forty-five minutes of the match, they put on one of their best performances of the year, but in the second half, they totally collapsed. Even so, the Catalans managed to secure three points on the occasion thanks to two extremely late goals.

Barcelona has now won five of its last six games in all competitions. They will have a really difficult task ahead of them under former coach Ernesto Valverde, who is leading Athletic Bilbao to incredible success this year.

Ath Bilbao vs Barcelona: Betting Analysis

Whenever these two teams have faced each other in the past, Barcelona has consistently been in a better position. Bilbao has been their opponent for the past 78 matches, and they have won 50 of them, drawn 15, and lost 13 of them.

In their last four meetings with Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao have been unable to score. The run includes the 0-1 loss at Barcelona this season. Prior to their loss to Valencia this past weekend, it had been Bilbao’s only defeat.

This season, Athletic Bilbao has turned San Mames Barria into a stronghold. The Basques own one of the finest home records in Spanish La Liga, having won eight games, drawn two, and lost just one of their eleven league games at San Mames.

Their 23 Copa del Rey titles demonstrate their success in this competition. The double chance bet on Athletic to win or draw at 1.53 odds makes sense given their home court advantage and Barcelona’s spotty road record.

Bilbao scored less than three goals in six of its previous eight games. The Basques have conceded only three goals in their last ten games across all competitions, demonstrating Ernesto Valverde’s defense. The last two head-to-head matchups against their opponents ended 1-0. Under 2.5 goals carries 2.05 odds.

Who will win the match between Ath Bilbao and Barcelona?

We think that in this case, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao might wind up canceling each other out. We’ll have to wait and see, but it seems likely that there will be a draw. In light of this, we predict a very evenly matched game that ends in a tie after 90 minutes.

Ath Bilbao vs Barcelona: Head-to-Head

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Our Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals


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What are the best odds for the game?

Based on the most recent bookmaker odds in the win-draw-win market, it is most advantageous to back Athletic Bilbao (2.85), back a drawn outcome (3.5), or bet on Barcelona (2.43). These are the top wagers available at the moment.