The penultimate match of the 2014/15 campaign is upon us today as FC Barcelona prepare to host Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final, aiming to add a second title to their haul under head coach, Luis Enrique. Technically, the Blaugrana enter this match as the away side and Athletic Bilbao are expected to have a numerical advantage in terms of the travelling support; but the Camp Nou backdrop is sure to work to Barça's favour. The size of the pitch, the general familiarity of the surroundings; Barcelona are under no illusions about how tough this final is going to be and will be thankful for every small advantage they can take.
That being said, this match is clearly going to be decided by the players on the field and the two managers on the touchline; Luis Enrique has turned Barcelona into an unstoppable winning machine and with Luis Suarez back from injury, he will be confident of his side's chances. However, Ernesto Valverde is an astute tactician and is more than capable of setting up this motivated Athletic Bilbao side to frustrate and even defeat the Blaugrana.
While for FC Barcelona, the Copa del Rey final probably trails in significance compared to next weekend's UEFA Champions League showdown with Juventus FC, this represents the biggest match of Athletic's season. Heck, this is one of their biggest matches of the millennium to date -- they will be anxious to secure Copa del Rey glory for the first time in over 30 years and to avenge two of their previous final defeats to Barça in 2009 and 2012.
Will they be successful, or can Barcelona move one step closer to that unprecedented treble? Predict the score of tonight's match by commenting with your prediction below. Best of luck!