La Liga Quarter-finals are here! Tonight Athletic Bilbao hosts Barcelona in the 1st leg of Copa Del Rey Quarter-final. The game is set to start at 20:00 GMT 0 at San Mames.
The team of Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao eliminated consequently Elche and Tenerife in their way to the quarter-finals. However, the hosts needed extra time in both matches in order to qualify for the next round of the tournament. The Basques have not been in their best form recently but they are a team that could cause serious problems to Barcelona. Their home San Mames is not the most hospitable place in the world.
What is new at Barca?
Ousman Dembele is going to miss the rest of the season due to a torn muscle. That will cause serious problems in the attack for Quique Setien. Barcelona will look to sign a striker due to a special permit by the Spanish Federation in the next days. Anyway, Barcelona will do all it takes to get a positive result at San Mames.
Our prediction for this game
Considering the third-best defence in LaLiga against an attack that is deprived of some of its key players, it is likely to see a boring first match between both teams.
Spain – Copa del Rey
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona
February 6th, Thursday, 20:00 GMT +0