Granada vs Athletic Bilbao
Spain Copa Del Rey
Date: Thursday, 5 March 2020
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes, Granada
This year’s edition of Spanish Copa Del Rey has been very unique and special. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid have all failed to reach the semi-finals, with the biggest surprise package coming from Segunda (team Mirandes).
Athletic Bilbao and Granada are having high hopes when it comes to playing in the finals. The first leg duel in Basque ended in favour of the home team 1-0 FT.
Granada are regarded as massive underdogs to qualify for the final match, currently priced at 4.00. Let’s take a look at latest form and results of these two sides.
Granada vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-head
There were 14 head to head matches between these opponents in the past. Bilbao have been more successful, beating Granada seven times while losing four encounters.
The last three games were played at San Mames and Bilbao have won all of them with total goal difference of 6-1.
The average number of goals scored in all previous games is at 2.14 per duel.
Granada vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
Granada are having great results in La Liga this season. They have spent a lot of time sitting in top six positions, but the form declined around late December 2019. When it comes to performances at this stadium, not many teams were victorious against Granada. The squad secured eight victories in 13 appearances, losing just three games.
The main reason why we think Granada won’t be able to win the match is unusual position. They are not used to be pressured to chase and attack from the first minute, but rather sit back and be dangerous through the counter attacks. We are talking about team with great defensive capabilities, but limited up front.
Bilbao also have much bigger experience in playing cup matches. They have reached finals in 2015, 2012 and 2009. Is it finally time to end the 2nd place curse? Draw is going to be our first betting suggestion here.
As for the alternative, both teams to score at 2.10 seems like a well-wrapped present.
Granada vs Athletic Bilbao Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.00
Both teams to score @ 2.10.