Will the cup be a healthy distraction to Betis and their woeful league form?
Where: Estadio Benito Villamarín
When: 19:00 GMT
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La Liga’s bottom side hosts Athletic Bilbao this evening, hoping a win in the Copa del Rey will spark an upturn in league fortunes. Betis are bottom of the Spanish league, six points from safety.
Their opponents on the other hand are enjoying an exceptional season, and currently sit fourth in La Liga behind this season’s big three: Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
Bilbao’s top scorer this term is centre-back Mikel San Jose, who’s still only managed four goals – which shows their tenacity and willingness to grind out results.
The visitors have virtually a fully fit squad to choose from, with only Unai Albizua out injured, while Betis are without Vadillo and Damien Perquis.