Verdict: Both teams to score
Best Odds: 2/3
Looking to punch their Copa del Rey semi-final ticket on Wednesday night, Barcelona will travel to San Mames when they meet Athletic Bilbao.
Starting with the hosts, watching their domestic romp come to an abrupt end over the weekend, Athletic Bilbao will certainly be seeking an immediate response here. Eventually falling to a 1-0 loss at the hands of Valencia, Ernesto Valverde’s men will be excited to make a return to San Mames on Wednesday night. Currently leading the chase to snatch a famous Champions League ticket in 2024, the Lions have continued to gain a fearsome reputation for their success on home soil. Last seen in Basque Country claiming a routine 2-0 victory against Alaves, the one-time Barcelona boss has seen his squad win all of their previous six showdowns in front of their own supporters – a run that stems all the way back to a 2-2 stalemate against Valencia on October 29th. Suffering just a single domestic defeat across any competition since the middle of October, Bilbao will be desperate to make a major Copa del Rey statement on Wednesday night.
Away with Ghana at this month’s Africa Cup of Nations, Athletic Bilbao will be without