Spanish Copa del Rey Prediction: Valencia vs FC Barcelona, 03:30am 9th Feb 2018 (GMT +8)
Valencia are struggling badly these days. After being defeated in a match with only one goal against Atletico. they are in the series of 5 consecutive losses – and 3 of them are against their direct competitors: Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid & Barcelonna. The 02 remaining losses facing Las Palmas and Alaves are unacceptable.
With such a bad performance. It will be tough for Valencia in the coming match against Barcelona. This is the 2nd leg of Copa del Rey Semi-final, the 1st leg ended with 1-0 win for Barcelona. To advance to the final, Valencia have to win with 2 goals gap – a very difficult challenge for any team in Europa at this time.
About Barcelona. the 1-1 draw in Espanyol’s homeground last weekend has ended their streak of 4 consecutive wins. However, their overall performance is quite good and stable. With decent advantage from the 1st leg, Messi and his teammates only need to play safely to advance to the final.
History is also on Barcelona’s side: they won 6 matches. Draw 3 and lost 1 after 10 recent matches against Valencia. No suprise if they can finish this match without any struggles.
– Asian Handicap: Pick Barcelona -1
As mentioned. Barcelona is the favourite side for this match. Despite being away team, they have good chance to win easily against a struggling home team side.
– Total Goals Over/Under: Pick Under 3/3.5
7 over 10 recent matches between these 2 teams ended with Total Goal Under result.
– Correct Score: 0-2