2019-20 Spanish Copa del Rey – Athletic Bilbao vs Granada Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Athletic Bilbao vs Granada taking place? Wednesday 12th February, 2020 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Athletic Bilbao vs Granada taking place? San Mamés Barria

What television channel is Athletic Bilbao vs Granada on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Athletic Bilbao vs Granada? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK

Where can I get tickets for Athletic Bilbao vs Granada? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website

THE TEAM NEWS

ATHLETIC BILBAO

  • Bilbao continue to defy their league form after they shocked Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey and will now have their eyes firmly set on progressing to the final as they face Granada in the last four.
  • After a 2-1 loss against Real Sociedad at the weekend, Bilbao have now failed to win any of their last eight matches in La Liga but that will not deter them with silverware in their sight ahead of this first leg at the San Memes.
  • The last time they reached the final was in 2015 and they will be confident of doing so again this season boasting an almost fully-fit squad ahead of this clash, although they remain without long-term absentee Oscar De Marcos.

GRANADA

  • Granada went down to an early goal in their La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid at the weekend but they will be in a confident mood for this semi-final after knocking Copa del Rey holders Valencia out of the competition in the last round.
  • That loss was their eighth on the road in the league this season and with just two away wins to their name, keeping the score down may be the order of the day in this first leg before the return leg on home soil.
  • Granada have a few injury issues to deal with heading into this game with centre-back Neyder Lozano and midfielder Fede Vico remaining on the sidelines and they could have real issues at right-back in particular with Dimitri Foulquier a doubt due to personal issues.

THE PREDICTION

Bilbao have not allowed their league form to affect their pursuit of silverware in the Copa del Rey and this two-legged clash with Granada is the only thing that stands in their way of making the final. They upset Barcelona in the quarter-finals whilst Granada did the same to Valencia as they were able to dispose of the holders. Granada are poor on the road and this contest is likely to be a struggle for them with Bilbao likely to make home advantage count to take the lead into the second leg.

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