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Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona prediction, betting odds & free tips (17/04/2021)

The main game in Spain on Saturday is the Copa del Rey final, which is why all La Liga games are played on Sunday. This is the second Spanish Cup final this year, with Athletic Bilbao playing in the first one as well. We have prepared a detailed preview of this game, along with our top free tips.

Free betting predictions for Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona

Even though Barcelona is the clear favourite in this game, it is still a cup final and anything is possible. So, check out a few of our favourite free tips and predictions for Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona.

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.

Barcelona to Win at Half Time and Full Time

The great form of the Blaugrana simply can’t be ignored, despite their loss to Real Madrid over the weekend. In contrast, Athletic Club is struggling right now and they’ve gone without a win for a month now. With all that taken into account, we expect Barcelona to win potentially their only trophy this season, and lead at half time as well.

Over 2.5 Total Goals

Although Bilbao is struggling to score goals at the moment while keeping their own net intact in many cases (their last five games have gone under 2.5 total goals), the h2h history between these teams paints a different picture. Three of the last five games between Barca and Bilbao have gone over 2.5 total goals, and those three were all played this season.

Both Teams to Score – Yes

Since we expect to see goals in this game, another logical prediction is to see both teams score a goal. We have seen both teams score in the last three head-to-head matches between these teams, including the 3-2 Bilbao win in extra time of the 2020 Copa del Rey semi-finals, which was played earlier this year as well.

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona preview: Will Bilbao have more luck the second time around?

While it is obvious that Benfica is the absolute favourite in this game, Gil Vicente is in solid form and could prove to be a tough nut to crack. So, let’s take a closer look at these teams.

Athletic Bilbao

This season is unique for Athletic Bilbao since this will be their second final of the Spanish Cup. The first one was rescheduled for this year, but it was actually Copa del Rey 2020 final, in which Athletic Club lost to their local rivals Real Sociedad. The team from Bilbao is not in great form since they failed to win in the last five La Liga games and they are on a four-game draw streak. Athletic will have to manage without Zarraga, Alvarez, Nolaskoain, and Berchiche against Barcelona.

Barcelona

The sting of the loss in El Clasico is certainly still felt in Barcelona, but the show must go on and the upcoming Copa del Rey final is a perfect opportunity of redemption for Blaugrana. The team is in good form since the loss to Real Madrid was their first in the last 20 La Liga games and broke their six-game winning streak. Barca will be without Coutinho, Fati, and Neto in the final.

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona – The best odds and stats

You can find all of the most important stats and some of the top odds from UK bookies for this match right here:

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Athletic Bilbao
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April 17, 2021
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Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona

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17/04/21
SCdR
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
0 - 4
Barcelona
Barcelona
31/01/21
Liga
Barcelona
Barcelona
2 - 1
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
17/01/21
SSC
Barcelona
Barcelona
2 - 3
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
06/01/21
Liga
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
2 - 3
Barcelona
Barcelona
23/06/20
Liga
Barcelona
Barcelona
1 - 0
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

Last 5

12/05/21
Liga
Huesca
Huesca
1 - 0
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
08/05/21
Liga
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
2 - 2
Osasuna
Osasuna
03/05/21
Liga
Sevilla
Sevilla
0 - 1
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
28/04/21
Liga
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
2 - 2
Valladolid
Valladolid
25/04/21
Liga
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
2 - 1
Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid

Barcelona

Last 5

11/05/21
Liga
Levante
Levante
3 - 3
Barcelona
Barcelona
08/05/21
Liga
Barcelona
Barcelona
0 - 0
Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid
02/05/21
Liga
Valencia
Valencia
2 - 3
Barcelona
Barcelona
29/04/21
Liga
Barcelona
Barcelona
1 - 2
Granada
Granada
25/04/21
Liga
Villarreal
Villarreal
1 - 2
Barcelona
Barcelona

FAQ for Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Prediction

  • Where is the game being played? The match will be played at the Estadio de La Cartuja in Seville.
  • When will the game be played? The game is scheduled for Saturday, April 17th, at 8:30 pm GMT.
  • Who is the favourite in this match? Barcelona is the clear favourite at 1/2 odds.