Odds: Valencia 15/4, Draw 16/5, Barcelona 3/5
Kick Off: 2030, 08/02/2018
Barcelona will take a 1-0 lead to the Mestalla for the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final clash with Valencia and are hot favourites to reach a fifth straight decider.
The Catalan giants have lifted this trophy for the past three years and are as short as 3/25 to progress again thanks to last week’s strike from Luis Suarez at Camp Nou.
A run of 12 visits to the Mestalla without defeat suggests that should be enough to see Barca through.
A Look At Valencia’s Betting Odds
Valencia go into this game on the back of five straight defeats in normal time, although they did go on to beat Alaves on penalties after one of those losses in this competition.
Before getting too down on Los Che, it is also worth noting that the last three reversals have been against Barca and both Madrid clubs.
Real benefited from being awarded two penalties in a 4-1 triumph here, while Sunday’s 1-0 setback away to Atletico was only settled by a stunning effort from Angel Correa on the hour mark.
Valencia are still a very commendable third in LaLiga and secured four victories on the bounce before the current poor run.
It was 1-1 when these teams met at the Mestalla in Spain’s top flight towards the end of November, while their last couple of cup clashes at this venue ended in the same scoreline in 2012 and 2016.
Looking at the Valencia vs Barcelona odds, 15/2 for a repeat result is hard to ignore.
A Look At Barcelona’s Betting Odds
Barcelona remain unbeaten in LaLiga, but they did drop a couple of points when only drawing 1-1 at Espanyol on Sunday, equalising through Gerard Pique in the last 10 minutes of that derby.
Ernesto Valverde’s side actually suffered their only loss of the season when beaten 1-0 by the same opponents away from home in the last round of this competition.
Barca did make a number of changes for that game, but Lionel Messi played the full match and it took goals from him and Suarez to turn things around in the second leg.
Messi only came on for half an hour when rested over the weekend, so he will presumably be back refreshed and raring to go here.
That makes 22/1 for the Argentina ace to net first in a 1-1 draw an attractive scorecast for our Valencia vs Barcelona betting tips.
Atletico Madrid 1-0 VALENCIA
Espanyol 1-1 BARCELONA – Gerard Pique
Head-to-head: Barcelona 1-0 Valencia, Valencia 1-1 Barcelona, Barcelona 4-2 Valencia, Valencia 2-3 Barcelona, Barcelona 1-2 Valencia, Valencia 1-1 Barcelona
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