Barcelona vs Cultural Leonesa
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
Barcelona struggled a lot to break the deadlock in late-October when they faced Cultural Leonesa in the first leg of their last 332 round tie in Copa del Rey. The defending champions finally made it through center-back Clement Lenglet whose 91st-minute goal made the difference between two teams on the occasion. Can Leonesa offer a similar resistance on Wednesday evening when they travel to Camp Nou to take on the Catalan giants in the second leg of the tie?
There is not much to promise for the visitors ahead of this trip. They’ve been in poor shape of late and will come into this winless in past six matches in all competitions. Slide in form caused the drop to the 5th position in their respective Segunda B Division group. Victor Cea’s men found goals hard to come by of late as they scored just two in last four league affairs.
Barcelona vs Cultural Leonesa: Head-to-head
These two sides battled it out in Copa del Rey nine years ago when Blaugrana picked up a 7-0 victory on aggregate.
Barca were shy in the first leg which they won 0-1 on the road, but they went on to claim a demolishing 5-0 victory in the reverse fixture at Camp Nou.
Can we expect a similar scenario this time around as Barca only notched one goal in the first game in Leon.
Barcelona vs Cultural Leonesa: Prediction
Barca returned on the winning ways with a 1-2 victory over PSV in the Champions League last week. They went on to dispatch Villarreal 2-0 on Sunday via goals from Gerard Pique and Carlos Alena. Ernesto Valverde should mix up his cards here which is why we expect to see the likes of Malcom, Munir, Alena and Denis Suarez on the pitch.
Nevertheless, the difference in quality between the two teams is just enormous and we would not be surprised to see Barcelona winning by four or more goals difference here.
Barcelona vs Cultural Leonesa: Bet Tips
Barcelona -2.5 handicap @ 1.70 (7/10)
Barcelona to keep a clean sheet @ 1.40 (2/5).