Barcelona v Valencia Betting Tips & Predictions
The 2019 Copa del Rey final takes place on Saturday 25 May, with Barcelona and Valencia the two teams left standing and they will meet at the Benito Villamarin in Seville.
Barca have already been crowned champions of Spain and Ernesto Valverde’s team finished well clear of the chasing pack, with the Catalan side nine points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid with a game remaining.
However, the mood around the Nou Camp has been fairly low after the team somehow contrived to throw away a 3-0 lead in the Champions League against Liverpool, with supporters already dreaming of a sixth European Cup success.
Barcelona will now focus on trying to land a domestic double and they’re predictably the short-priced favourites to claim a Copa del Rey for the 31st time although it won’t be straightforward against a plucky Valencia team.
Los Che sit fourth in the La Liga table and have really picked up over the past few months to emerge as one of the best teams in the country. The season started off with a succession of draws, although the win rate really started to improve from February onwards and they’ve not been beaten by Barcelona this term.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw at the Mestalla in October before a 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp in February, with Marcelino’s team clearly not suffering from an inferiority complex against the Spanish champions.
We can therefore side with Valencia on the Asian Handicap market for this 2019 Copa del Rey final and that’s particularly when you take into account that odds of 2.00 (evens) are available about the outsiders with a 1 goal start.
It means that Los Che could lose the final by a single goal and we will still get our stake back. While Lionel Messi has enjoyed another sensational season, he needed to rescue his team in the most recent meeting against Valencia after the latter had had the audacity to take a 2-0 lead.
Valencia asian hcp +1 @ 2.00 (evens) with bet365