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Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao are playing at the Camp Nou in a second leg of this phase of the Copa del Rey (Round of 16), after winning 2-1 at Athletic Bilbao’s home leg. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 7 wins and 1 draw in the last 8 games. In fact, the last time they faced in this stadium was in 27-01-2016, in a game for Glass of the King that finished with the victory of Barcelona by (3-1). The goals of the match were scored by L. Suárez (53 ‘), Piqué (81’) and Neymar (90 ‘) for Barcelona and Iñaki Williams (12’) for Athletic Bilbao. In this match the home factor could play an important role, since Athletic Bilbao presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team arrive in this second hand with a 1-goal deficit but with the advantage of scoring 1 goal out in the first leg. This is a team that is slightly affected by the home factor, that is, it has similar results at home and abroad, since in the last 30 matches it has 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats as a visitor, with 36 goals scored and 20 conceded, against 11 victories , 3 draws and 1 home defeat, with 50 goals scored and 10 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a draw with Villarreal for (1-1). Barcelona won 7 and drew 3 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. The team allowed their opponents to score in 7 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have scored at least one goal in the last 10 games. In his home games there is a tendency to score goals, as 58 of his last 65 games finished with over 1.5 goals and 52 in 65 finished with over 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 5 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Barcelona play their fourth appearance in the Copa Del Rey, their second against their fans after suffering a defeat by taking on Athletic Bilbao away from home in the first leg, which finished 2-1. Before, the team had eliminated Hercules, with a 1×1 away draw and an impressive home win for 7×0. In the Spanish Championship the team continues to make a good campaign, being undefeated ten matches. In the last round, the team went to the home of Villarreal and managed to get out of there with a draw in 1×1. After seventeen rounds, the club accumulate ten victories, five draws and two defeats, occupying the third position in the table. For that game, the coach should keep the team in 4-3-3.
The visiting team arrives in this second hand with a 1 goal advantage but has conceded 1 home goal in the first leg. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; Against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. The team arrives in this match after a draw at home with Alavés by (0-0). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Athletic Bilbao won 3, drew 2 and lost 5. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but their attack has Scored regularly, scoring goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 2 turns on the scoreboard.
Athletic Bilbao enter the field for their fourth match in the Copa Del Rey, the second away from their fans, having achieved a good result in the first leg, when they beat Barcelona at home 2×1, thus building a small advantage. Before, the team had eliminated Racing Santander with two wins; Away from home for 1×2, and before his fans by 3×0. In the Spanish Championship the team has been making a good campaign, having lost only two of the last eight games. In the last round, the team received the Alavés at home and was only in the goalless draw. After seventeen rounds, the club accumulate eight wins, three draws and six defeats, thus occupying the seventh place in the table. For that match, the coach must keep the team at 4-5-1.
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