Football predictions for Barcelona vs. Barcelona Real Madrid
Barcelona hosts Real Madrid in the first big derby between the two Spanish soccer champions at the 1/2-finals of the Copa del Rey. The meeting is on Wednesday, February 6, with an 6pm UK start at Camp Nou stadium.
Barcelona has been the dominant force in the Copa del Rey tournament in recent years and this season is making the fifth consecutive title in the race. Last season the Catalans won the tournament for the 30th time in their history. Ernesto Valverde’s team is ambitious to win the trophy again and prove it in a match with Sevilla in the 1/4-finals.
Barcelona lost the first match with Sevilla 0:2, but on the rematch scored a strong success with 6:1 and reminded of its turn against PSG in the Champions League in 2017. Barcelona has also managed the Club Leonesa and Levante teams in the Copa del Rey this season, and in the upcoming match with Real Madrid will try to make a good advance before the rematch of Bernabeu.
In the upcoming match, Ernesto Valverde will not be able to rely on Jasper Cillessen. The Dutch goalkeeper has traditionally been in the tournament but is injured, so Marc-Andre ter Stegen has scored two goals against Valencia over the weekend at La Liga’s 2-2 draw. Ernesto Valverde is also deprived of the services of Rafinha and Samuel Umtiti. In previous matches, in the first matches, the host coach gave a break to the big stars, but Suarez and Messi are now expected to be among the champions and lead the attack against Real Madrid.
Real Madrid team will look for revenge for Camp Nou’s 1-0 defeat in October in the league’s match. The Whites are in good shape and proved it over the weekend when they without a problem beat Alaves with 3:0. Los Blancos qualified for the 1/2 finals in the tournament after eliminating Girona after wins in both matches.
Real Madrid set off as the winner of his big rival stadium last April 2016. In my opinion, Los Blancos is not yet at the right level of his opponent, so I would bet on draw no bet Barcelona in this match or on 1 for the final outcome, the coefficient is very good.