Barcelona vs Hercules
Spain – Copa del Rey 2016/17
Date: Wednesday, 21st December 2016,
Kick-Off at 21:00 UK
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
Hercules were able to hold Barcelona to a draw in the first leg of the fixture 3 weeks ago as the game ended 1-1. Barcelona were without the trio of Messi, Neymar and Suarez in the game, Alex Carbonell, Carles Alena and Paco Alcacer all started upfront. This time, the Catalan side will be a bit more sophisticated as they welcome Hercules to Camp Nou for the second leg of the fixture.
Barcelona will come into this game from a 9-game unbeaten run in all competitions and are also on a 3-game winning streak. This game will be a lot easier for them if they start any of the MSN trio.
Meanwhile, Hercules have been doing well so far in the Segunda B division, having maintained the top 4. They are currently on a 4-game unbeaten streak in all competitions and 3-game winning streak. Furthermore, they have kept clean sheets in their last 3 games. A win for them will be difficult, but it’s attainable if they keep their focus.
Barcelona vs Hercules: Head to Head Statistics
Surprisingly, Hercules have a good record against Barcelona. Hercules have won 3 of their previous 5 games against the Catalan giants, they have lost once and drawn once. At Camp Nou, Hercules are on a 2 game winning streak against Barcelona, they have drawn none and lost none of the games at Camp Nou.
Barcelona vs Hercules: Prediction
Barcelona are undoubtedly huge favorites in this game despite their previous Head to Head records. The game will most likely go in favor of the Catalan side and we are expecting a bully kind of win for them. Also we expect Barcelona to keep a clean sheet in the game.
Barcelona vs Hercules: Bet Tips
First Half Handicap: Barcelona -1 at 1.91 (9/10).