Betis and Athletic de Bilbao face off in the fourth and last quarterfinal match from Cup of His Majesty the King. For both teams it is a very good opportunity to fight for a new title, since they also do not play in European competition.
Both green and white and red and white arrive at a very good moment, so a great match is to be expected. The Betis has reached the quarterfinals in the competition, but also in LaLiga Santander they have already reached seventh place, with 30 points.
During last January, the team of Manuel Pellegrini has added 11 points from the last 15 in play, which has allowed him to sixth position, which currently occupies the Real society, with 32. The European positions are now a possibility for the Verdiblancos, who are not going to neglect the Copa del Rey.
The great moment of Borja Iglesias, with three goals in the last two games, in addition to the return of Sergio Canales, has clearly raised the level of the Verdiblancos. Their big problem continues to be in the defensive facet, where they have conceded 34 goals in 21 games played.
In the eighths of Copa del Rey they surpassed the current finalist of the last edition, still without champion, as is the Real society from Imanol Sheriff (3-1). The other finalist will be Athletic Bilbao from Marcelino Garcia Toral, which also won brilliantly last January the Spain Supercup, before Real Madrid Y Barcelona, respectively.
The Bilbao team wants to repeat cup finals and will not have it easy against him Betis. In the previous rounds they suffered before Ibiza and Alcoyano, from Second Division B, against those who had to go back a bit against. In LaLiga come from falling into the Camp Nou against him Barcelona (2-1), with which they currently occupy the eleventh place in the table with 24 points.
The lions are a team with a tradition of copera, since historically they are the second team with the most titles in the competition (23), only surpassed by Barcelona (30). The match will be played at the stadium Benito Villamarin in a single game format and will not have an audience, since it is played behind closed doors on the occasion of the coronavirus pandemic.
When do you play Betis – Athletic?
The game is played today, Thursday February 4, at 21.00 hours
Where to watch Betis – Athletic?
The encounter can be seen by DAZN, platform that relays the Copa del Rey. You can follow all the information live on the website of Sports world.