Barcelona vs Valencia – Copa del Rey: On the big match of this Copa del Rey’s semi-finals, Barcelona hosts Valencia on the 1st leg of this tie.
Despite the campaigns on the Copa del Rey, we’re talking about two teams that are making a great campaign in La Liga.
Barcelona is strolling through without any big opposition and without any teams looking like they can prevent them from winning the title.
Barça has 57 points, 11 more than Atlético de Madrid. On the Copa del Rey, Barça has already eliminated Murcia, Celta de Vigo and Espanyol on the quarter-finals. Valencia has already tried to be this team capable of rivalling with Barcelona for several times.
But the differences are too big, and Valencia felt that. Their campaign is still great, since they sit in 3rd place with 40 points conquered and now the Copa del Rey’s semi-finals, where they reached after eliminating Zaragoza, Las Palmas and Alavés.
Latest results FC Barcelona
28.01.2018 D1 FC Barcelona 2-1 Deportivo Alavés
25.01.2018 Cup FC Barcelona 2-0 RCD Espanyol
21.01.2018 D1 Real Betis 0-5 FC Barcelona
17.01.2018 Cup RCD Espanyol 1-0 FC Barcelona
14.01.2018 D1 Real Sociedad 2-4 FC Barcelona
11.01.2018 Cup FC Barcelona 5-0 Celta de Vigo
Latest results – Valencia CF:
27.01.2018 D1 Valencia CF 1-4 Real Madrid
24.01.2018 Cup Deportivo Alavés 2-1/p.2-3 Valencia CF
20.01.2018 D1 UD Las Palmas 2-1 Valencia CF
17.01.2018 Cup Valencia CF 2-1 Deportivo Alavés
13.01.2018 D1 Deportivo La Coruña 1-2 Valencia CF
09.01.2018 Cup Valencia CF 4-0 UD Las Palmas
I don’t really like to go on goals in the first leg of these cup ties. We know that sometimes this kind of games are more moderate, more closed, more focused on getting a good result for the 2nd leg and in the survival of both teams in the tie.
But will we see that scenario here? Upon a Barcelona that has been a goal scoring machine and this surprising Valencia that has been surprising everyone this season? I think not.
Valencia is aware that if they don’t come to play at the Camp Nou, they will be slaughtered.
Barcelona vs Valencia – Betting Tip and Prediction:
A goal would be a huge help for the team’s intentions to advance here. Goals from both sides has been a constant on the meetings between these two sides.
We’re talking about Barça, who is the best attack in La Liga, against Valencia, who is the 3rd best attack.
Even with Barça’s obvious prominence, I believe Valencia can score.
|Both teams to score||