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Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona
Copa Del Rey Final
KO 19:00, Friday, Sky Sports 1


(Max last 10 only)
31 Mar 2012 La Liga Barcelona 2-0 Athletic Bilbao
06 Nov 2011 La Liga Athletic Bilbao 2-2 Barcelona
20 Feb 2011 La Liga Barcelona 2-1 Athletic Bilbao
05 Jan 2011 Copa Del Rey Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Barcelona
21 Dec 2010 Cop Del Rey Barcelona 0-0 Athletic Bilbao
25 Sep 2010 La Liga Barcelona 4-1 Athletic Bilbao
21 Nov 2009 La Liga Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Barcelona
23 Aug 2009 Spanish Super Cup Barcelona 3-0 Athletic Bilbao
16 Aug 2009 Spanish Super Cup Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Barcelona

Pep Guardiola will take charge of his last game of Barcelona as his side look to sign off an otherwise disappointing season by winning the 108th Copa Del Rey final. It would be fitting for Barca to end this superb Guardiola era with a trophy.

Barcelona narrowly lost out in last year’s cup final as Cristiano Ronaldo’s late winner in extra-time settled a very tight contest. Even though the Catalans relinquished the title to Real Madrid this term, they finished the season impressively enough and accumulated 91 points in the process.

The final day of the season saw Barca scrape a 2-2 draw with Real Betis as Seydou Keita netted in the 90th minute. Matters were not helped by Dani Alves’ red card after the break and the right back is unavailable due to a broken collar-bone this time around.

Athletic’s season finished in disappointment as their Europa League run meant results suffered in the league. The Europa League final was a harsh lesson for Athletic as they were soundly beaten 3-0 by Athletico Madrid in Romania.

A tenth place finish and a lack of goals means Athletic have a huge task ahead of them if they’re to pull off a shock result. Barca are hurting following a tough season and I expect them to bounce back in style by winning the final cup of the season. My advice would be to back Barca with -1.5 Asian handicap at around 1.75 on BETDAQ.

RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
Back Barcelona with -1.5 Asian handicap at around 1.75: 7 points

Sunday Return: +4.44


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