Bet of the day: Aritz Aduriz to bag v Barca in Bilbao loss
Holly Thackeray | 5 January 2017
Bet of the day
- Athletic Bilbao have not won any of their last six v Barca
- Poacher Aritz Aduriz scored five past Barcelona last season
- Four of those goals were notched at the San Mames Stadium
- Aduriz has struck 12 across 21 matches in all competitions this campaign
Aritz Aduriz scorer odds of 13/2 in Bilbao loss to Barca
Athletic Bilbao’s battle with Barcelona in the Copa del Rey round of 16 stands out among Thursday, January 5th football fixtures, and is thus the Spanish scuffle from which we have selected Coral’s latest bet of the day thanks to tempting Aritz Aduriz scorer odds.
Basque goal-bagger Aduritz is once again in fine form for the San Mames side this season and is a fantastic 13/2 to score anytime in an eventual Bilbao loss to Barca.
Why have we selected this as our highlighted Thursday flutter? Read on to find out why backing the Catalans to prevail and Aduritz to be on target should be a winning combination…
Aduriz best among Bilbao v Barca bets for Copa del Rey clash
Spain-capped centre forward Adurtiz was a thorn in Barcelona’s side last campaign, as he breached their backline an impressive five times across all competitions as the two teams met a whopping six times.
Four of those strikes, including a memorable hat-trick in the Spanish Super Cup, were fired in from the home comforts of the San Mames Stadium, the Lions’ den, where Bilbao next host Catalan kings Barca.
Alert Aduriz is just as formidable in the current campaign and most lethal on familiar turf, with all but one of his terrific tally of 12 goals in all competitions having being bagged on Bilbao soil. As it happens, all of Aduriz’s three assists have also arrived in front of the passionate San Mames crowd, proving that the prolific poacher is best when backed by their support.
Yet, though Athletic Bilbao’s heroic hitman has a record that should worry the Barca rearguard, and these Catalan giants are still obvious heavy favourites to come out tops in the match having clocked-up 18 goals in their past four games.
Bilbao have also failed to beat Barcelona in any of their last six attempts, but have drawn just one blank from 12 home games across all competitions, so this 13/2 shout for Aduriz to bag in Barca triumph looks sensational value.