Barcelona – Athletic. Spanish Super Cup prediction (17 January 2021)
Barcelona v Athletic: Super Cup final
We offer a prediction for the Spanish Super Cup final match, in which Barcelona will play against Athletic Bilbao on 17 January. Who needs to win this duel? – the answer is in our material.
“ Barcelona ” at the end of the last season lost the first position to “Real”, after the Catalan club made several misfires at the end of the season, kindly letting its main rival from the capital go ahead.
The start of the new tournament turned out to be crumpled for the Catalans. ” Blue Garnet ” for 18 rounds were able to win ten fights, which brought 34 points and the third position. In the last five rounds, Barça drew once with Eibar (1: 1) and won four matches – against Valladolid (3: 0), Huesca (1: 0), Athletic (3: 2) and Granada (4: 0).
In the Champions League, Ronald Koeman’s charges failed to cope with Juventus (0: 3) only in the last round, which sent the team to the playoffs, and into the arms of Paris Saint-Germain.
In the first game for the Spanish Super Cup, the Catalans played with another Basque club – Real Sociedad. In this game, the main time ended in a draw, but the current hosts took the upper hand in the penalty shootout (2: 1 pins).
Today Coutinho , Pique , Roberto and Fati , who has a knee injury, will not be able to enter the field . Lionel Messi’s appearance on the field is still a big question.
” Athletic ” is a big three teams Examples that never in history did not leave the limits of the highest division of Spain. According to the results of the last season, the Basques were unable to get into the European cups, and in the new season the team is not yet claiming a place in the top six.
For 18 rounds of the current La Liga draw, the “ red-whites ” have six victories and three peaceful outcomes, which brought 21 points and 12th place. For the sake of fairness, it should be noted that the distance to the top ten is only two points.
In the last five rounds, the Lions drew with Villarreal (1: 1), lost twice and defeated Huesca (2: 0) and Elche (1: 0), for which we made a forecast .
In the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals, Bilbao knocked out Real Madrid (2: 1). In this game, one cannot fail to note Garcia’s double, which decided the outcome of the confrontation.
In the infirmary of the team, Bershish , Nolaskoain and Lopez , who has a knee injury.
Barcelona have not been defeated in their last nine matches
The last two head-to-head matches were won by Barcelona
Barça have not lost in head-to-head matches since 2001
The last personal fight ended with the victory of the Catalans (3: 2)
” Athletic ” beat defending champion in the semifinals of the Super Cup at the expense of the moral and volitional qualities and a huge motivation, but it is worth noting that the “Real” underestimated the opponent. ” Barcelona ” is already more than a year without a trophy, and victory in the Super Bowl need Catalans as air.
In our opinion, the ” blue garnet ” have in their composition cool players who are able to beat any team in the world, moreover, there is a chance of Messi appearing on the pitch. Let’s give preference to the favorite.
Our prediction is that Barcelona will win and we bet on this using the Winline betting line with odds of 1.80.