The Spanish Copa del Rey semi-finals are underway. It is likely that the competition will head to an all-Basque final between Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao. Here are our 2020 Copa del Rey betting tips on the potential outright winner, with Athletic having a strong chance.
Basque rivals Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad have successfully won the first legs of the semifinals. Thus they are one step closer to the final that will take place on April 18 at the Estadio de La Cartuja. According to Unibet Sportsbook, Real Sociedad are the top favorites to capture the trophy with 2.10 odds. Whereas Athletic Bilbao come as the second favorites with a value of 2.25. However, our 2020 Copa del Rey betting tips opt for Athletic to make an upset in style.
Copa del Rey has been running in a new competition format, with all rounds set to a single-match format until the semi-finals. Big names such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid all have been knocked out. Thus the semi-finals include a doubleheader of Athletic Bilbao vs Granada and Real Sociedad vs CD Mirandes.
Athletic Bilbao yet to win Copa del Rey in 36 years
Last time Athletic Bilbao won Copa del Rey was in 1984 when they defeated Barcelona 1-0 at Santiago Bernabeu. This year they have a strong chance to win after 36 years as per online sportsbooks in Spain. In the semifinal, Athletic hosted their La Liga rivals, Granada, winning 1-0 the first leg. In the quarterfinal, Athletic knocked out La Liga champions Barcelona in dramatic style in stoppage time. They have won 1-0 in fashion with a late goal by Inaki Williams at San Mames Stadium.
Should Athletic reach the Copa del Rey final, which is very likely, our 2020 Copa del Rey betting tips opt for Athletic to become the new champions. They have a great team with strong frontline capable to make an upset to their Basque rivals.
Real Sociedad knocked out Real Madrid in the quarterfinal
Following their recent 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, Real Sociedad stand as the favorites to win Copa del Rey. They have met against the Segunda Division outfit CD Mirandes in the first leg of the semifinal beating Mirandes 2-1. In the quarterfinal, they shock the world, knocking out Real Madrid with four goals. it was one of Real Sociedad’s best performances in the season.
Real Sociedad have one of the best goalkeepers in La Liga Unai Simon who has proved to be a safe pair of hands. They also have the prolific striker Alexander Isak who scored 11 goals in his last 11 appearances across all competitions. With such strong talents, it is hard to see Real Sociedad losing the final of the Copa del Rey easily.
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