Copa del Rey Semi-Final Game 1: Barcelona vs. ValenciaPublished February 3, 2016 by Sol FH
Barcelona vs Valencia at Camp Nou, live tonight at 20:00 GMT with attractive gambling markets available at bet365 Sports.
Just one team separates Barcelona from yet another appearance in the final of the Copa del Rey. After beating Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals, Barcelona have a chance to move on but face Valencia, coached by former Man. U legend Gary Neville.
The first leg of the Semi-Final will be at Camp Nou and Barcelona will be keen on scoring multiple goals to go on to the second leg at Mestalla Stadium next week. Aside from longtime injured player, Rafinha, Barca coach Luis Enrique has a full squad at his disposal.
Valencia have a couple of new names after Neville made some moves during the winter transfer window. Both Guilherme Siqueira and Denis Cheryshev are included in the 21-man roster. Neville is still without striker Paco Alcacer and midfielders Javi Fuego and Enzo Perez still out with injuries.
Barcelona has gone 26 matches without a loss in all competitions and in its last six games at Camp Nou, Barca has scored 23 goals and conceded just 3.
Valencia brought in Neville in December and since then, they have yet to win a match in La Liga and are coming off a disappointing loss to Sporting Gijon. Neville has won all four of the Spanish Cup competition, proving that he can win when it's needed most.
The teams have met six times in the Semi-Finals and each time that Barcelona has beaten Valencia to move into the Finals, they have gone on to winning the competition.
Cope del Rey Gambling
Bet365 Sports is the premier Copa del Rey online oddsmaker, with hundreds of individual props ahead of tonight's match up. Barcelona are obvious favorites at 1.12, but if Valencia can somehow pull out a victory, punters will win to the tune of odds at 19.00. Even a draw would be worthwhile at 9.00.
For the most interactive online gambling experience, check out the live in play wagering markets with bet365 too. These bets popup while the game is played so if your pre-match bet isn't doing well, you can adjust your attention accordingly.