Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
A place in the Spanish Cup quarter-finals will be at stake when Alcoyano and Athletic Club face each other at Estadio El Collao on Thursday evening. Alcoyano aim to continue their giant-killing run in the Copa del Rey as they defeated both Huesca and Real Madrid earlier in the process. It has to be noted that the Segunda Division B side are on a six-game winning run on home soil in all competitions.
The Lions, on the other hand, came from behind to beat Ibiza in the last 32. Athletic Bilbao have always been producing excellent displays in the Spanish Cup, but seeing that new boss Marcelino is going to rest several first-team regulars in Thursday’s clash, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. In their last meeting at Estadio El Collao the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.