Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction 2 March 2022

Valencia hosts Athletic Bilbao in the second leg of the Spanish Copa del Rey semifinals. The match will be played on Wednesday, March 2nd at Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia)
Valencia started its way in the Spanish Cup from the first round. The Bats knocked out Utrillas (0-3), Arenteiro (1-3 after extra time), Cartagena (1-2), Atlético Baleares (0-1), and Cadiz CF (2-1). Valencia didn’t show high results in February. Having beaten Cadiz at the beginning of the month, the Bats remained without victories in the next four matches of LaLiga and the Spanish Cup. They tied two times and suffered two defeats. On February 26, Valencia pleased the fans with an away victory over Mallorca (0-1). Gabriel Paulista’s goal in the 4th minute was the only one in that game, and the defense of the Bats did not concede for the first time in four matches.


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Athletic Bilbao started their performance in the Copa del Rey from the 1/16 finals. On the way to the semifinals, the Basques broke the resistance of Atlético Mancha Real (2-0), Barcelona (3-2 after extra time), and Real Madrid (1-0). The Lions have been unstable in recent weeks. They alternated successful and lost matches. Athletic Bilbao suffered an away defeat from Mallorca (3-2), but then the team destroyed Real Sociedad in front of their native stands (4-0). But on February 27, the Lions lost to Barcelona at Camp Nou (4-0). The Catalans, who gained momentum in the last matches, ensured the romp due to successful 20 minutes at the end of the 2nd half.
A draw is a popular outcome in head-to-head matches between Valencia and Athletic Bilbao. The teams failed to determine the winner in four previous games, including the match in Valencia on September 25 last year (1-1). The first leg of these semifinals, held in Bilbao on February 11, also ended in a 1-1 draw. The chances of the teams at Estadio de Mestalla are approximately equal: Valencia looks good at home, and Athletic is a very experienced cup team. There is a probability that the opponents will continue to sort out their relationship in extra time. Given the uncertainty of the outcome of the confrontation, it is better to pay attention to production. It will be interesting to bet on Over 2.0 goals scored: the teams scored at least two times in the last five head-to-head confrontations. Identical production was recorded in six out of eight official games of the Bats and five consecutive matches of the Lions.

Prediction for the match:

Over 2.0 goals scored

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