Our expert made a prediction for the quarter-final of Copa del Rey between Athletic and Barcelona.
Athletic is a problematic rival for Barcelona. In the current championship, Athletic has already won Barcelona 1-0 on their field, thanks to a fantastic goal by Aduris on the 89th minute. In the last season, “Barcelona” also could not win, playing 0-0. In total, Athletic did not lose Barcelona in three consecutive matches. Therefore, I think that in the cup game, Athletic has a chance. There are enough arguments that Athletic would not lose at the regular time.
“Barca” is not in the best condition yet, those ideas, the new football that Kike Setien is building, is at the preparation stage. Most of the matches are not very bright, not only in terms of results but also in terms of game quality. I think Setien could have made a good debut in Barcelona if he had time for pre-season training. But it’s tough to build from scratch in the middle of the season. According to the results of Barca, it’s clear that so far everything is not very good. I think that Setien needs a few months and Barcelona will perform much better.
Given that in the last two matches in Bilbao between “Athletic” and “Barcelona” only one goal was scored, there is a chance that this game will be under a similar scenario.
Our prediction: Total Under 2.5