Valencia hosts Athletic Bilbao in a match from the 1/4-finals of the Copa del Rey. Stay with us and our very strong football tips today for this fixture at the Mestalla.
In the 1/16-finals of the competition Valencia faced La Nucia and achieved a dominant 3-0 win away from home. Gennaro Gattuso’s team didn’t leave any chances to the opposite team. Justin Kluivert opened the score while Ilaix Moriba doubled the lead. Hugo Duro scored the third one in the second half.
Justin Kluivert was arguably the man of the match here. The Dutch winger scored one of the goals, but also assisted for Duro’s one. He’s an young player who needs confidence and this performance gave him that.
In the next phase Valencia once again played away from home. Los Che faced Sporting Gijon and and crushed them in the most competitive way possible – 4-0. Edinson Cavani scored twice for the visitors while Justin Kluivert again and Samuel Lino finished the job.
Athletic Bilbao reached the 1/4-finals after a 1-0 win against Espanyol at home. It wasn’t an easy game, but Oscar De Marcos scored the winning goal in the middle of the first half. It was a typical win for a team coached by Ernesto Valverde – Athletic didn’t shine, but they got what they needed.
During the weekend Bilbao suffered a defeat in La Liga, though. They faced Real Madrid at home, but the game ended with a 0-2 win for the champions. The truth is Athletic didn’t offer what was needed to stop Madrid from winning.
That’s the very strong football tips today for the Copa del Rey clash between Valencia and Athletic Bilbao at the Mestalla. We expect a pretty good game between these two Spanish giants. Both teams are motivated to reach the final, but only one of them will progress.