Betting. Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao [11.01.17] : Barca have a grudge against Rojiblancos

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Betting. Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao [11.01.17] : Barca have a grudge against Rojiblancos

Copa del Rey

Round of 16


Bet: Both Teams to Score

All sports betting companies predicted Barcelona’s victory in Bilbao, but Luis Enrique’s team failed even to get a draw. Besides, the betting markets also considered Blaugrana to be a favorite in a La Liga clash against Villarreal. However, Barca saved the game only due to a late equalizer by Leo Messi (1-1). So the Catalans slipped down to the third position in Primera standings allowing Sevilla to climb to the second place.

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Contrary to the majority of sports betting predictions Athletic Bilbao managed to secure a victory in the first leg of Copa del Rey fight with Barcelona (2-1). Even with 2 players sent off the field Rojiblancos held their ground. However after this remarkable feat Valverde’s team drew blank with Alaves. So they now sit on the 7th position in La Liga table, but the betting experts expect them to go up to the top-6.

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Before choosing a bet it’s worth keep in mind the fact that Barcelona are struggling in the away games, but seem to play confidently at Camp Nou. In addition, if we take a look at the head-to-head statistics, Barca have won 8 out of the last 10 home matches in all competitions, while Athletic only managed to get 2 draws. Feeling angry after their recent setbacks Messi and Co will do their best to get to the quarter-final. The betting experts expect Blaugrana to put pressure upon their rival from the very beginning of the match.

The bookmakers are convinced that the Catalans will get a victory: Barcelona – 1,16, Draw – 7,50, Athletic Bilbao – 16,00. If you believe in Blaugrana you can bet either on “Total goals by Home Team over 2,5” (1,60) or “Asian Handicap Barcelona -2” (1,63). However, it is recommended to pay attention to the bet “Both Teams to Score” (2,00) as Bilbao have scored in 6 out of 8 away matches in La Liga while Barca have conceded in 5 out of 8 home games.