On Thursday night, Athletic Bilbao will host Atletico Madrid for the second leg of their last-four encounter at San Mames. The winner advances to the Copa del Rey final.

In their last match at the Wanda Metropolitano earlier this month, the hosts took a razor-thin advantage into this home match.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Athletic Club to qualify: ⚽1.26 at Bet9ja
Under 2.5 goals: 🥅1.65 at 1xbet
Athletic Club to win: ✅2.42 at Sportybet

Athletic Club and Atletico Madrid: Previous Games 

In this match, Athletic Bilbao are coming off a 3-1 La Liga loss to Betis. Athletic Bilbao’s Gorka Guruzeta scored at Estadio Benito Villamarin. 

Against Almería in their most recent La Liga encounter, Atlético Madrid played to a 2-2 draw. They controlled the ball for 60% of the encounter and generated nine shots on goal. Angel Correa and Rodrigo De Paul scored for them in one of their seven corners at Power Horse Stadium.

In their most recent meeting, Athletic Bilbao defeated Atletico Madrid 1-0 at Civitas Metropolitano. Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid each won four times in the previous ten encounters. There have been two scoreless draws and an average of 1.7 goals per game.

Probable Athletic Club Lineup

Agirrezabala; De Marcos, Vivian, Paredes, Garcia de Albeniz; Prados, Ruiz de Galarreta; I. Williams, Sancet, N. Williams; Guruzeta

Probable Atletico Madrid Lineup

Oblak; Llorente, Savic, Witsel, Hermoso, Lino; De Paul, Koke, Barrios; Correa, Morata

Betting tips: Athletic Club x Atletico Madrid

Check out our predictions of the day for Athletic Club vs. Atletico Madrid

Prediction 1: Athletic Club x Atletico Madrid / Athletic Club to qualify

We expect Athletic to use their home-field advantage to pull off a narrow victory and book their spot in the Copa del Rey final since Atleti has won just one of their last five away matches.

Prediction 2: Athletic Club x Atletico Madrid / Under 2.5 goals

While Athletic have been dominant at home, Atletico have lost seven of their previous eight away games and managed only a single win.

On Saturday, they traveled to Almeria, a club at the bottom of the league, expecting to cruise to victory. Instead, they were held to a 2-2 draw.

They lost 2-0 in their last December visit to San Memes, so it would not be shocking if they were to lose again on the road. The hosts have kept five clean sheets in their past eight home games.

Prediction 3: Athletic Club x Atletico Madrid / Athletic Club to win

With 11 victories and three ties in their previous 14 home matches in all competitions, Athletic Bilbao are dominating. They should come out on top against a struggling Atletico Madrid on Thursday.