Athletic Bilbao - Barcelona
The Basque derby in the last round ended not in favor of Athletics (2: 1) and this defeat was the first to be coached by Gaiska Garitano. Bilbao slightly slowed down its course towards European Cups, but still imposes competition. In his field, Athletic is extremely uncompromising, and even in the disastrous start of the season he allowed only two defeats.
Barcelona this week met Real in the first meeting of the semifinal of the King’s Cup. Catalans had to recoup and even release Leo Messi, so the return game promises to be very interesting. In La Liga, Barcelona leads with a handicap of six points and can afford not to strain too much in Bilbao.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 10.02. 21:45h