Our betting experts preview the Copa del Rey match between Valencia and Athletic Bilbao and offer team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
The Copa del Rey clash at Estadio Mestalla on Thursday sees Valencia hosting opponents Athletic Bilbao in the quarter-finals.
Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Preview
Valencia are unbeaten in their last three games after drawing 1-1 with Real Madrid, beating Sporting Gijon 0-4, and drawing 2-2 with Almeria. Los Che bulldozed their way through the previous six Copa del Rey outings at Estadio Mestalla. They won all six, adding 18 points to their account, whilst scoring 11 and conceding two.
Athletic Bilbao Form
Athletic Bilbao are inconsistent at the moment, with two defeats and a win to show from their last three matches. They lost 3-1 against Real Sociedad, and won 1-0 against Espanyol, before dropping points again in a 0-2 defeat against Real Madrid. The Lions picked up five wins from a possible six on their recent travels in the Copa del Rey, while scoring 13 and conceding three goals. They also lost once while drawing none.
Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Stats
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Valencia and Athletic Bilbao. The facts are based on statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- Valencia have scored in 17 of the last 19 matches
- In 8 of the last 9 Valencia matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Valencia have lost 5 of the last 6 home matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- In 7 of the last 9 Valencia home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Valencia have lost 5 of the last 6 home matches
- In 12 of the last 14 Athletic Bilbao matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Athletic Bilbao have not lost 11 of the last 12 matches
- Athletic Bilbao have scored in 13 of the last 15 away matches
- In 5 of the last 7 Athletic Bilbao matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- Athletic Bilbao have scored in 12 of the last 14 matches
Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao – Players in Form
Edinson Cavani looks like value in the goal-scoring market with seven strikes to his name in 12 games across all competitions for Valencia. Athletic Bilbao are crossing their fingers Alex Berenguer adds to his three Copa del Rey goals come on Thursday.
Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips
Valencia claimed three wins, drew two and lost five of their previous 10 home matches across all tournaments. Athletic Bilbao won four, drew three and lost three of their last 10 games away.
Both teams to score
Valencia scored the first goal of the match in five games from a possible ten. Athletic Bilbao scored the opening goal in six of the last ten games. Valencia managed three wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches across all tournaments.
Valencia scored an average of 2.3 goals in the past ten matches at Estadio Mestalla across the tournaments and over 2.5 goals came out nine times. Over 2.5 goals came up in three of Athletic Bilbao’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.5 goals in these matches.
Match predictions: Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao
To sum up, the upcoming match between Valencia and Athletic Bilbao seems to be a good betting opportunity.