Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Tip and PreviewfootballfranceEuropa League Football 9th May 2012 at 20:45
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tipster Anton Ebdon
Anton Ebdon
Bet on: Bilbao to win the cup
Best Odds: 2.00 at online bookmaker

Stake: 2.5 % bankroll (50 units)   

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I was going to take this tip since I knew that Bilbao will qualify for the final. Chances for both teams at having a great season are on this game, and both teams obviously have their reasons to win. With coming of new managers to the clubs both teams overcome a radical change. Bielsa has been doing his work since the start of the season. He has transformed the team, giving it a new way of playing and showing how a very young team can play. He gave Bilbao fans a hope and all praise him for the work he has done for the club. Tonight will be the biggest test for him and his team. Not only Bilbao has not won a single European title yet, but their last title was in season 1983/84, when they won both the Spanish league and the Spanish cup. Of course they will have a second chance against Barcelona in Copa del Rey final, but I think it will be harder to obtain that title, and the trophy is far less valuable.

Atletico Madrid swapped their coach midseason and Cholo Simeone has done a great job with the team as well. They have had great results in the Spanish Primera league since he is sitting on the bench, but not this time please!

I’m taking this tip because I find that the odds are misleading. Athelic is taking some holidays off Spanish League, they don’t even play as they used to. This leads that the odds increase. The team is not playing there because they are in preparation of Europa League todays match, and they received direct orders to take care for themselves and not get injured, which just means they weren’t trying hard.
Bielsa has been preparing for this game for a long time, and I expect his preparations to turn into good results for him and for the whole city of Bilbao tonight.

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