Athletic Bilbao vs. Atletico Madrid

Athletic Bilbao vs. Atletico Madrid Copa del Rey – Preview, Prediction and Lineups 29/02/2024

Athletic Bilbao vs. Atletico Madrid Copa del Rey Match Analysis

On the last day of winter, the second finalist in the Copa del Rey will be decided. At the “Estadio San Mamés” in Bilbao, the local team, Athletic, will compete against Madrid’s Atletico for a place in the final.

The Basque team secured an unexpected 1-0 victory in the first leg.

Match Preview

The “Lions” are competing for a spot in the Champions League, and their main competitor is the Madrid club.

In their last game, Athletic lost 1-3 to Real Betis, ending their unbeaten streak of six games, including four in La Liga.

Currently, Ernesto Valverde’s team is in fifth place in the league, three points behind Atletico Madrid.

Athletic defeated teams like UE Rubi, Caion, Eibar, Alaves, and Barcelona to reach the semifinals.

Diego Simeone’s team has struggled in recent games, with only one win in their last six matches.

After losing to Inter in the Champions League and drawing against Almeria, Atletico is now focusing on securing their spot in the Champions League.

Real Madrid is far ahead in the league, so Atletico’s priority is to finish the season strong.

Atletico reached the semifinals by beating Lugo, Real Madrid, and Sevilla.

Prediction: Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Atletico Madrid

Atletico has only won one out of their last five games away from home.

Athletic has not lost any of their last 14 games at San Mames.

We think that because Athletic is playing at home, they will use that advantage to win by a small margin and make it to the Copa del Rey final.

  • Prediction: Bilbao Double Chance
  • Betting Tip: Under 3.5 Goals

Possible Lineups

Athletic Bilbao: (4-3-3)

Agirrezabala;

De Marcos, Vivian, Paredes, Garcia de Albeniz;

Prados, Ruiz de Galarreta;

I. Williams, Sancet, N. Williams;

Guruzeta

Atletico Madrid: (5-3-2)

Oblak;

Llorente, Savic, Witsel, Hermoso, Lino;

De Paul, Koke, Barrios;

Correa, Morata

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