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Athletic Bilbao vs Granada: live stream info, predictions & confirmed line-ups

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 19:02, 12 February 2020

Athletic Bilbao welcome Granada for their Copa del Rey semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

The hosts made headlines when they eliminated tournament favourites Barcelona last time out.

Granada, meanwhile, dumped out defending champions Valencia in the same quarter-final stage.

Read on for our Athletic Bilbao vs Granada preview, predictions, team news and TV coverage information.

When is Athletic Bilbao vs Granada and where can I watch live?

Competition: Copa del Rey

Venue: San Mamés Stadium

Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Kick-off: 8:00 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): Bet365* are streaming this match live for account holders. Those without a Bet365 account already who are interested in streaming Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona live can take advantage of this service by following the simple steps below.

  1. Click on this link.
  2. ‘Join now’ and enter details.
  3. Log in and fund the new account.
  4. Pick the desired event from among the ‘live now’ or ‘schedule’ sections in Bet365’s ‘live streaming’ category.

*Geo restrictions apply, 18+ only, must have a funded account, BeGambleAware.

Last five meetings: Athletic Bilbao vs Granada

01 December 2019: Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Granada (La Liga)

26 February 2017: Athletic Bilbao 3-1 Granada (La Liga)

21 September 2016: Granada 1-2 Athletic Bilbao (La Liga)

03 April 2016: Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Granada (La Liga)

22 November 2015: Granada 2-0 Athletic Bilbao (La Liga)

Aggregate Score: Athletic Bilbao (WWWDL) 8-5 Granada (LLLDW)

Ones to watch

Athletic Bilbao: Iñaki Williams

Iñaki Williams rose deep into stoppage time in Athletic Bilbao’s last Copa del Rey game to eliminate Barcelona — who had reached the last six finals, winning four — and in the process, kept alive the Basque side’s hopes of a first title since 1984. The 25-year-old marksman has been in decent form this season, registering nine goals in all competitions, with four of those coming across five cup games.

Key stat: Granada is one of four clubs Iñaki Williams has faced at least four times and not scored against.

Granada: Roberto Soldado

Granada will be fancying their chances of a second-ever Copa del Rey final appearance, the first coming in 1959, given how the competition has panned out. Key to a Nazaríes success will be Roberto Soldado continuing what he does best. He’s their leading goalscorer in this season’s domestic cup campaign on four goals.

Key stat: No Granada player has been involved in more Copa del Rey goals (6) than Roberto Soldado.

Team news

Athletic Bilbao

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Squawka prediction

This should be a closely fought game considering just one point separates both teams in La Liga. Both teams will be buoyed after their recent Copa del Rey heroics but when it comes to the first-leg meeting, we are expecting the hosts to edge it out.

Scoreline prediction: Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Granada


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