Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Spain – Copa del Rey
Date: Wednesday, 6th February 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
It’s Hercules vs Antaeus. It’s Michael vs Lucifer. It’s Hector vs Achilles – the two best teams in the world are taking on each other, and if you miss this spectacle, it’s on you.
The spine-chilling loss that the Blaugrana inflicted on the visiting Royal Whites, the last time these two met, is still fresh in memory, and to be frank, the wounds have not healed yet for Madridistas. Keep in mind that Ernesto Valverde’s men did it without their talisman, Lionel Messi.
That loss made a minuscule change to Julen Lopetegui’s resume. The word ‘Former’ was added to the phrase ‘Manager of Real Madrid’. Los Blancos have come quite a way since then but still has not ascertained their dominance over other teams like they used to. After Lopetegui was sacked, Santiago Solari took charge, and he has brought some positive changes.
But his real test awaits.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- 24 of the last 27 games ended with over 2.5 goals.
- Barca recorded four of the last six wins.
- The last 15 ties at the Camp Nou saw goals at either end of the pitch.
- 13 of the last 14 games at this venue had three or more goals.
- The two teams evenly split the last ten wins between them.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Prediction
True to their stature and potential, these teams have never disappointed, I repeat, never disappointed when going for each other’s throats. Be it footballing excellence or drama.
It’s a child’s play to predict that this match will have at least three or more goals considering the vast talent pool both sides have access too. The occasion is big, for sure. It’s the domestic cup semis. But that’s not it. That’s not why this game is important. It’s the long history and rivalry these two magnificent teams share.
Against one another, either is unable to play even a friendly without the intent to destroy. Bet your top dollar that we are going to witness one of the best matches of the season.
The visiting squad, enriched by the presence of Luka Modric, the current Ballon d’Or holder, and King Leo on the other side of the pitch – creative sparks are sure to fly. Also, for the Vikings, it’s revenge and nothing else. They might not even care about their upcoming Champions League fixture. The 5-1 loss, last time they visited needs to be set straight. It’s pride and honor at stake.
Expect both teams to show up and deliver in style. The winner might be hard to predict. But one thing’s for sure. Goals. Plenty of it. And at both ends.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).