Malaga will try to surprise in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey when they visit Athletic Bilbao on Thursday, January 29th in San Mames stadium at 22:00.
In the Atletico Bilbao v Malaga Copa Del Rey Betting Preview, the Lions are favorites to win this game at home. They are listed at online sportsbook Bodog with 2.1 Odds while the Anchovies are with 4.2, and the draw is with 3.3.
These teams drew goalless in the first leg at La Rosaleda, so Javi Garcia’s team will try to get a quick goal to force the home squad to get two. Malaga are listed with 2.75 Odds to score first.
It will be the second meeting of these teams in the Copa del Rey. The Anchovies have a slight advantage in the series with 10 wins, and 10 draws in 29 games played in all competitions.
These teams will play for the third time in a week because last Sunday they met in La Liga and drew 1-1 thanks to goals from Mikel San Jose and Javi Guerra. Malaga will be looking for their first win in San Mames since 2005.
The Lions are listed with 3.6 Odds to win this match by one goal while the Anchovies are with 5.25 to get the victory by the minimum difference and score draw is with 5.0.
In their last six games in all competitions, Malaga have only won one and rank seventh in the Spanish league with 32 points. In eight games away from home, they have four wins, two draws and two defeats.
Athletic have not had good performances in recent weeks and have only one victory in eight matches. They are in 13th place in the standings with 20 points and have only been able to win three of 10 matches in their pitch.
Striker Aritz Aduriz is the best scorer of both teams so far in the local tournament with five goals scored. The Lions are listed with 2.38 Odds to have a clean sheet in this match.
Despite their bad streak, Athletic will continue their dominance against Malaga at San Mames and advance to the semifinals.