Barcelona are not in good form since some time. They started the new year with a defeat to Athletic (1:2) and a draw against Villarreal (1:1). In general, their midfielders seem to be out of shape this season. Busquets, Rakitic, Andre Gomes - all of them disappoint and now even Iniesta seem to be out of form. It was him who lost the ball last week at San Mames after which Barcelona have conceded the first goal. Athletic have two players suspended for this match - Ander Iturraspe and Raul Garcia. Talented goalkeeper Kepa suffered from an injury in the recent league game against Alaves, nevertheless he doesn't play in cup competitions anyway. Athletic are a well-organised side and in my opinion the Basque outfit might get a positive result.
|Athletic Bilbao +2.50
||3-1 WON (+6.64 units)|