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Athletic Club vs Osasuna betting tips: Copa del Rey semi-final second leg preview, predictions and odds

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Match preview

After claiming a first leg lead in Pamplona, can Osasuna reach a first Copa del Rey Final in 18 years?

Last month, the first leg ended 1-0 at El Sadar, with Abde Ezzalzouli’s magnificent solo goal just after half time the difference.

So, as the two reconvene 102 miles across the Basque County, who will take their place in next month’s final?

Osasuna are just two results away from the club’s first-ever major silverware, beaten in the final of this competition by Real Betis in 2005.

Jagoba Arrasate’s team have already knocked out Betis and Sevilla in this cup run, but are in horrendous form in La Liga.

Los Rojillos did hold Mallorca to a goalless draw on Friday night, but that’s just two wins in 14 league matches.

Athletic Club Bilbao meanwhile are 23-times winners of this competition, only Barça can boast more, but they’ve been beaten in six finals since their most-recent triumph in 1984.

Ernesto Valverde’s team have already ousted Espanyol and Valencia in this cup run, but must now overturn that first leg deficit.

Osasuna drew 0-0 at San Mamés in January, and a similar result would suit the away side very nicely.

Which Basque side will be traveling to Estadio de La Cartuja to face Barcelona or Real Madrid on 6 May for the Copa del Rey Final?


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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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