Competition: Copa del Rey
Date: 20th December 2022
Kickoff: 20:00 UTC / 21:00 CET
Venue: Campo Municipal de Las Llanas
Sestao River will be looking lớn extend their run of seventeen unbeaten games in all competitions when they face LaLiga side Athletic Bilbao in the second round of the Copa del Rey on Tuesday night. To get this far, the hosts beat Racing Ferrol of Primera Division RFEF 1-0 in the first round, while Athletic Bilbao recorded a comfortable 2-0 win over Alzira.
After a stunning start lớn their league campaign that has taken Athletic Bilbao to one of the Champions League places in the league, the side showed signs of slowing down as they went into the World Cup break with just two wins from their last seven league games. However, Ernesto Valverde's side rebounded positively during the break, winning all four of their scheduled friendlies by a combined score of 8-0. We will be preparing jackpot soccer tip and predictions for the tournament along with our UEFA Euro betting sites review.
In case you didn't know, Sestao River play in the Segunda División RFEF - Group A, the fourth tier of Spanish football. Aitor Calle Hernández's side have performed well in all competitions recently, avoiding defeat in all matches they have played in 2022. However, having performed very poorly in their recent encounters with Tuesday's opponents, their journey in this competition could end on Tuesday.
Sestao River vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips: BTTS-No
The last time these two teams met was in the second round of this competition back in 2020, when Bilbao defeated Sestao 4-0 for the second time in a row.
Considering that the visitors have also been very strong defensively lately, the most likely outcome of this match is that they will not only progress lớn the next round, but also remain without conceding a goal.
Sestao River Team News
Sestao River did not suffer any injuries in their 1-0 win over Racing Ferrol in the first round, so it would be no surprise if head coach Aitor Calle Hernández starts with the same starting eleven.
Leandro Martinez scored the only goal of the game two minutes into the second half and should once again lead the line in what is likely to be a 5-4-1 formation. We also expect the Italians to kick off their campaign with all 3 points. There are some soccer referee tips in here
Athletic Bilbao Team News
Athletic Bilbao cannot call on the services of Ander Herrera, who is injured. The 33-year-old midfielder is suffering from discomfort in his left hamstring and will need several days to recover.
Tuesday's game would also come too soon for Mikel Balenziaga, who also has left hamstring problems, but otherwise head coach Ernesto Valverde has no other new issues.
Inaki Williams and Nico Williams have been the visitors' main players this season, scoring five and three goals respectively, and should again be the ones lớn watch out for on Tuesday. Players can check best premium soccer tips when you join us