Betting Preview: Steep Odds for Elche-Barcelona Match

Published January 8, 2015 by Sol FH

Betting Preview: Steep Odds for Elche-Barcelona Match

Elche travel to Camp Nou to see if they can shock Barcelona live at 21:00 (UK).

For football fans, this month will see three meetings between Elche and Barcelona. For fans of Barcelona, that is as good as saying take three wins, as Elche hasn't even scored against the Catalans since April 1978. The fact that they face Elche in the Round of 16 means Barca can basically focus on the next round, against either Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona currently sit in second place on the La Liga table, just one point behind Real Madrid. Elche have had a terrible regular season, winning only two games, which is good enough for dead-last place. Barcelona have won their last ten games out of twelve games in all competitions and there are very few people in the world that believe that Elche can win tonight.

Unbelievable upsets do happen though, and more recently than one would think, with regards to Barca. Earlier this season, Celta Vigo beat Barcelona for the first time since 1977, their third-ever victory against the Catalans. If Elche can pull it off, the local municipality may just make it a citywide holiday to savor the win.

Huge Odds for Underdog Win

Elche doesn't really have a lot going for them tonight, and not even their own fans have faith that their team can win. Bet365 Sports has posted some of the biggest underdog odds ever seen, with Elche at 34.00 to win tonight. Messi and the rest of the team are at 1.083, while a draw is also quite attractive at 11.00.

Bet365 is offering live audio for tonight's Copa Del Rey game and punters are free to listen and try their luck with over 25 different betting categories featuring tons of markets. There is choose-it-yourself Correct Score market, which is giving 11.00 odds if Barcelona finished the match 1-0. Unsurprisingly, a 3-0 and even 4-0 finish is less attractive, featuring 5.50 and 6.50 odds respectively.

Don't miss out on the Copa Del Rey for the last round before the quarter finals.

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