Barcelona – Valencia : Preview & Prediction
A striking game on this Thursday is the one that Barcelona and Valencia will hold for the semifinal of the Copa del Rey (first leg).
In my opinion, the table culé part as a favorite because of the collective potential and offensive that has in the Valverde era. For that reason and knowing that it is a balanced and effective group, we advise you to play a few euros to the bet “Barcelona will score more 1.5 goals”. Remember that the visit is competitive but irregular in defensive matters, being able to fail in punctual plays.
Take into account that Barcelona beat Alavés for the Spanish tournament, totaling 57 units in total. The team continues as a solid leader of the competition, with the objective of securing its place at the Cup final and qualifying to the 4th of the next Champions League. It is still an eleven of good foot but more solid in defensive matter.
On the other hand do not forget that the FC Barcelona has reaped positive results in the Nou Camp, after winning 9 matches and match the rest that played (2-2 against Celta at the beginning of December). Before overtaking Alavés he had thrashed Deportivo 4-0 and Levante 3-0.
Continuing with the analysis, you should know that Valencia is beaten to this match after losing 1-4 to Real Madrid in Mestalla. He has added 2 consecutive losses, staying with 40 points in the general table. The objective of the team is to recover emotionally and add a positive result for the return game (defeat by the minimum or score a visiting goal in the Nou Camp).
And finally we tell you that the squad “che” has registered different markers playing away from home, after winning 5 games, match another 2 and lose the remaining 3 that disputed (20 goals and 15 received in their goal). It comes from losing 2-1 to Eibar, from 1-2 to Deportivo and losing 1-2 to Las Palmas. For the cup contest, he lost 2-1 to Alavés in the 4th of the final, qualifying via penalties.
Against this background I play for the bet “Barcelona will score more 1.5 goals” due to the following reasons: First, because Barcelona will come out with the best they have, being able to score two goals as it did in the previous rounds against Celta and Espanyol respectively ( wins 5-0 and 2-0). Second because the FC Barcelona team is being ordered, tidy and effective thanks to the talent of Messi and the goals of Suarez. Of course, Busquets, Iniesta and the newcomer Coutinho may also appear. And third because Valencia, despite being doing a good campaign in the Santander League, may end up suffering a lot in defensive matters. Faced with this reality and knowing that the squad “che” was not safe against Real Madrid, we believe that the boys of Valverde can score at least 2 goals. Remember that if they score a goal, they will not regulate as they need a positive and ample result for the return in the Mestalla.
Barcelona – Valencia : Betting Tips
Barcelona – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70