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Barcelona vs Real Madrid betting tips: Copa del Rey semi-final second leg preview, predictions, team news and odds


Match preview

Having won the first leg at the Bernabéu, Barcelona are on the cusp of yet another Copa del Rey Final.

34 days ago, Barça battled to a 1-0 win in the first leg, with Éder Militão’s unfortunate first half own goal the difference on the night.

In that first leg, Real Madrid failed to have a shot on target in a home match for the first time since April 2010.

So, can they overturn that deficit as these two great rivals reconvene in Catalonia?

Barcelona are seeking to win a domestic treble for the first time in their entire history, having already smashed Real in the Supercopa de España Final in January.

Xavi’s team are also a whopping 12 points clear at the top of La Liga, having won a league Clásico at the end of last month, coming from behind to prevail 2-1.

So, will Barça be the side traveling to Estadio de La Cartuja again on 6 May?

If Real Madrid are going to end their nine-year wait for a Copa del Rey Final appearance, they’ll have to pull off a famous comeback.

Given that huge deficit at the top of the table, it’s all about cup competitions for Carlo Ancelotti’s team, who take on Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals next mid-week.

Los Blancos did smashed Real Valladolid 6-0 on Sunday, but few expect them to prevail in this two-legged tie now.

Will Barça’s narrow first leg advantage prove insurmountable at Camp Nou?

Barcelona team news

Given that they faced rock bottom Elche last weekend, Xavi rotated his team with this game in mind.

Sergio Busquets and Franck Kessié will return to midfield, alongside Gavi, with Pedri out injured.

Andreas Christensen and Frenkie de Jong sustained injuries during the international break, while Ousmane Dembélé is set to be sidelined for the rest of the season.

Ansu Fati scored his first goals since 19 January at the weekend, so could’ve earned himself a start here.

Real Madrid team news

Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick on Sunday, and he’ll need to remain on top form if his team have any chance in this tie.

Luka Modrić was rested against Real Valladolid, but will return to midfield, with Daniel Carvajal back in at right-back.

With Ferland Mendy out and Antonio Rüdiger a doubt, Eduardo Camavinga could continue to fill in at left-back.

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Ben Gray

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