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Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Predictions & Tips - Back Messi to dominate Copa del Rey final

  • Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona predictions for Saturday’s Copa del Rey final
  • The match is being played at 8.30pm BST at Estadio Olimpico de Sevilla
  • Lionel Messi has scored 12 goals in his last 12 matches
  • I am backing Messi to score and Barcelona to win
  • Preview, predictions, stats & team news
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Mat Marshall 14 Apr 2021
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Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Predictions


Lionel Messi is backed to score against Athletic Bilbao and steer Barcelona to the Copa del Rey title.

  • Athletic Bilbao have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Barcelona have won their last 3 matches against Athletic Bilbao (La Liga).
  • Barcelona have won 7 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Barcelona have won 13 of their last 15 matches (La Liga).
  • Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has scored 12 goals in his last 12 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Barcelona have a 102-68 advantage against Athletic Bilbao with 34 draws in 204 matches.

Athletic Bilbao Form


Athletic Bilbao have been struggling to win since February. They have won just two of their last 15 matches in all competitions, drawing their last four in La Liga.

The Basque club drew 0-0 at Celta Vigo and 1-1 against Eibar. Marcelino’s side then lost 1-0 against Real Sociedad in the 2019/20 Copa del Rey final after conceding a second half penalty.

Athletic Bilbao returned to La Liga with two more draws. They drew 1-1 at Real Sociedad and 0-0 against Deportivo Alaves at home.

Athletic Bilbao Injuries & Team News


Athletic Bilbao centre back Yeray Álvarez and left back Yuri Berchiche should be available after missing the match against Alaves.

Defender Peru Nolaskoain is still recovering from an ankle injury.

Barcelona Form


Barcelona have won seven of their last nine matches in all competitions. They were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by PSG before three straight wins in La Liga.

The Catalan club won 4-1 against Huesca before a 6-1 win at Real Sociedad.

Barcelona then won 1-0 at home against Real Valladolid after having 68% possession and 25-7 shots. Ousmane Dembélé scored the winner in the 90th minute.

Ronald Koeman’s side suffered a blow in El Clasico on Saturday, losing 2-1 at Real Madrid. Óscar Mingueza reduced the deficit in the 60th minute but they couldn’t find an equaliser.

Barcelona Injuries & Team News


Barcelona centre-back Pique is close to returning to the starting side alongside the versatile Sergi Roberto.

Attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho and forward Ansu Fati remain out injured.

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Verdict

Athletic Bilbao beat Barcelona in the Super Cup in January, will lighting strike twice? 

I am backing Barcelona to get their revenge with Lionel Messi to inspire the Catalans to another Copa del Rey title.

Best Bet: Barcelona Win Full Time Result @-188.68 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Messi & Barcelona Score & Win Double @-105.26 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Value Bet: Lionel Messi First Goalscorer @250.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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