- Both teams have scored in each of Athletic Club’s last five matches.
- Both teams have scored in all three of Alcoyano’s Copa del Rey fixtures this season.
- Athletic Club were victorious in each of their last four assignments.
Competitive cup tie expected
Second tier side Alcoyano produced one of the biggest shocks of the campaign when they knocked La Liga giants Real Madrid in the last round of the Copa del Rey, and we expect Deportivo to give Athletic Club a real run for their money in Thursday’s Last 16 clash.
Alcoyano eventually eliminated a Los Blancos team that featured Isco, Marcelo, Casimero and Vinicius Junior among others on a historic evening for the club at the Campo Municipal El Collao, and with their confidence surging, the hosts look capable of trading blows with Athletic.
With the competitive edge expected to be razor sharp, backing both teams to notch in Thursday’s crucial cup clash is advised, though our 2-1 correct score prediction tips in-form Athletic to eventually prevail.
Los Leones are in the midst of a superb spell under recently appointed manager Marcelino, and fresh from impressive victories against Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Super Cup, alongside a resounding 5-1 thumping of Getafe, Athletic should have enough momentum to claim a quarter final berth at Alcoyano’s expense.
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