Barcelona – Ath.Bilbao – Betting Prediction Review for 17.01.2021
Barcelona faces Athletic Bilbao at the Estadio Olimpico de Sevilla in the final of the
Spanish Super Cup on Sunday. Let’s preview this amazing final in our soccer predictions
for this week.
Barcelona are the most successful team in the history of the Spanish Cup and they will try
to use the trophy for a 14th time. This week the Catalans reached the final after a dramatic
1/2-final against Real Sociedad in Cordoba. The regular time ended 1-1, but during the
penalties Barca did better and reached the final.
The best news for Ronald Koeman and Barcelona come from the return of Lionel Messi.
The Argentine legend missed the 1/2-final against Real Sociedad, but he’s now ready to
return on the pitch and lead his teammates with the captain armband. Against La Real we
once again saw that Barca are not the same team without Messi.
Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto, Coutinho and Ansu Fati remain sidelined for the Catalans.
They won’t play on Sunday.
Athletic Bilbao made a huge impression during the 1/2-finals of the Super Cup. We
expected to see another El Classico at the final, but the Basques proved why they should
never be underrestimated. Athletic made a magnificent performance and eliminated Real
Madrid after a 2-1 win in Malaga. The veteran Raul Garcia scored both goals for Athletic.
Benzema’s goal for Madrid was not enough for them to remain in the game.
This final is the first chance for Athletic Bilbao’s new manager Marcelino to win a trophy
with the club. For the last time the Basques met Barcelona on January 6 when the
Catalans achieved a dramatic 3-2 win at the San Mames Barria in La Liga.
That’s the soccer predictions for this week for the Spanish Super Cup final between
Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao. One of these two teams will hold the trophy after the final
whistle. Let’s see which one.