Match: Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona
Date: January 20, 2022
Stadium: San Mamés Barria, Bilbao (Spain)
Competition: Copa del Rey
Kickoff time: 21:30 (UTC/GMT+2, local time)
The Copa Del Rey 2022 is all set to get underway this week with some exciting Round of 16 fixtures lined up, one of which is Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao, know its date, time, odds
Xavi’s FC Barcelona will be taking on Marcelino’s Athletic Bilbao in what is certainly going to be one exhilarating Round of 16 clash.
Barca will be going in to lock horns with Bilbao after a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Real Madrid in the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup. Athletic Bilbao on the other hand are the Spanish Super Cup runners-up, who also lost the title to Los Blancos.
The Catalans have upped their level ever since Xavi took over as the head coach of Barca after the sacking of Ronald Koeman. They are currently placed 6th in the league table and will look to give an answer this time for their loss in the Super Cup semi final. Whereas Bilbao are 9th in the La Liga standings and won’t go down without a fight against the Catalan giants.
Here’s all you need to know about FC Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao ahead of their Round of 16 fixture:
Copa Del Rey 2021 FC Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Date, Time, Tickets, Playing 11, Live, Odds
Date: Friday, 21st January
Time: 2:00 am (Indian Standard Time)
Venue: The Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao fixture is scheduled to take place at the San Mames Stadium, home ground of Athletic Bilbao.
Copa Del Rey 2022 Round Of 16 Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-Head, Playing 11
Barcelona boast of having a rather imposing record against Athletic Bilbao, having won 44 of the total 68 meetings between the two. Bilbao have only emerged victorious 10 times against the Catalans which is why they need to make progress in this clash.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Dani Alves, Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Gavi, Memphis Depay, Ferran Torres, Ansu Fati, Luuk De Jong
Athletic Bilbao: Unai Simon, Mikel Balenziaga, Inigo Martinez, Yeray Alvarez, Oscar De Marcos; Unai Vencedor, Dani Garcia, Iker Muniain, Alex Berenguer; Oihan Sancet, Inaki Williams
Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Telecast, Live Odds And Prediction
US: ESPN +
UK: Premier Sports, Sky Sports
Canada: Use Sky Go and then use VPN
India: Disney+ Hotstar
Athletic Bilbao: +240
Barcelona seem to have the edge when you look at their squad and record of wins till now. However, Bilbao must not be underestimated at any cost as they also possess the ability to give the Blaugrana a tough time.
Prediction: Barcelona 2-1 Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona: TV Schedule
Premier Sports 1
DAZN; TeleCinco España
Not announced yet