Valencia will need a miracle to advance to the final of the Copa del Rey 2015-16 when they host Barcelona in the second leg of the semifinals. This game will be played on Wednesday, February 11th at Mestalla Stadium at 19:00.
In their previous meeting, Los Blaugranas thrashed the Orange team 7-0 at Camp Nou with four goals from Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez and three from Argentine Lionel Messi. The home team will need to score at least seven goals to play extra time.
The bad news for the team led by English coach Gary Neville is that Barca have not allowed more than four goals this season, and they are the second best defense in the local tournament playing away from home with nine goals accepted, only behind Atletico Madrid (5).
Barcelona are heavily favored at online sportsbook Bodog to win this game on the road. They are listed with 1.66 Odds, while Valencia are with 6.0, and the draw is with 4.5.
Los Blaugranas are in the first place in La Liga standings with 54 points, three more than their closest rival and with one game on hand. They have six wins, two draws and two defeats playing away from home with 16 goals scored.
After beating Levante 2-0 last weekend, they come to this game with a streak of nine straight wins in all competitions and 27 in a row with no defeat. They have not lost since October 3rd, when they fell to Sevilla in the local tournament by 2-1 on the road.
Barca are listed with 2.2 Copa Del Rey Odds to win this game by two or more goals and with 4.0 to do it by one. Valencia are rated at 7.5 to get the victory by the minimum difference, and they are with 101.0 to do it by four more. The score draw is with 5.0.
In the Copa Del Rey Betting Tips Valencia v Barcelona, the team led by Luis Enrique, who last weekend reached 100 games in charge, has four straight games with no defeat versus Los Naranjeros. The last time they fell was two years ago when they did it by 3-2 at home.
Valencia have not been able to take advantage at home versus Barca, as they have nine consecutive matches in all competitions with no victory. The last time their fans celebrate a triumph at Mestalla Stadium versus the red and blue side was in 2008 during a game in the Copa del Rey by 3-2.
These teams have played nine times in the Cup, and the series is tied with three wins per side. It will be the first match between them in this tournament at Mestalla since 2012, when they tied 1-1.
Los Naranjeros have three straight defeats and will be looking to win at Mestalla for the first time in one month. They are located in the 13th spot in the table with 25 points, despite they have lost only one of the 11 games they have played in their pitch.
Barcelona are the second bets offense in the league with 56 scored, but only 16 have been as visitors. They are listed with 1.53 Odds to score the first game in this match, while Valencia are with 2.88.
Los Blaugranas will take advantage of Valencia’s need to score to win this match and continue their impressive streak. They will advance to the Copa del Rey final for the fifth time in the past seven years.