For the 115th time in history, the Copa del Rey – Spain’s most important football trophy – will be played this season. Two former overall winners have made it to the finals, which this year will take place at the Estadio Benito Villamarín in Sevilla. Valencia CF, who played in the same semi-finals at this stadium and Real Betis Sevilla misses a potential home game in the final, has already won the Copa seven times. A value that looks old compared to what the Blaugrana has to offer. The Catalans finally made it to 30 overall wins in the Cup, who have been able to win the title every time in the last four years alone. There have been four consecutive victories in the history of Real Madrid (1905-1908) and Athletic Bilbao (1930-1933). On the other hand, five copas in a row would be a new record.
Football Betting Tips of the Day Barcelona vs Valencia
Barcelona are against Valencia according to odds of bookmakers, the house favorite on it, just to pick up the fifth Copa title in series in the Estadio Benito Villamarín and thus make the second double in series. Finally, the Blaugrana just won the national championship in just three league defeats with nine points ahead of Atlético Madrid. So in Barcelona vs. Valencia can be considered for the prediction that the Murciélagos Although finished fourth, but in the end 26 points lower than the Catalans could retract. And yet: with only 35 goals conceded, Valencia’s defense was slightly better than Barcelona’s. In addition, the Taronges defied the team of Ernesto Valverde in both league games of the season from a draw. In sum, due to many factors, we think that the best way to be the most successful at Barcelona’s 31st Copa del Rey is against Valencia.
Barcelona – Statistics & Current Form
Since summer 2017, Ernesto Valverde is now in office as coach at FC Barcelona. His achievements to date: He has won with the Catalan star ensemble at the national level already no less than four out of five possible titles. Two championships, a Supercopa de Espana and the Copa del Rey a year ago after a 5-0 home victory over Sevilla FC. Only the Supercopa de Espana 2018 was not fetched after two defeats against Real Madrid. That the arch-rival but also in the current season again 19 points behind the Blaugrana was left, speaks nevertheless a more than clear language in view of the supremacy, the success-spoiled club has worked out.
“To win La Liga is an extraordinary merit. Everyone knows that this is very important. […] The ninth double would be very important to our story. When the season is over, we can think about what we can do to win everything again next season. ” – Josep Maria Bartomeu at MARCA
Nevertheless, the signs last stood on leave of Ernesto Valverde. After under the 55-year-old last year, a victory with three goals difference in the Champions League in the second leg away was still playful – this year after the 3-0 against Liverpool at the subsequent 0: 4 at Anfield Road once again more dramatic than before a year against the AS Roma (4-1 at home and 0-3 away) – expected not a few experts finally with a sacking of the introverted coach. At the very least, it was certain that a missed double would definitely ruin him in the Copa del Rey final defeat against Valencia CF. All the more surprising was the eulogy of club boss Josep Maria Bartomeu, who already confirmed to go with Ernesto Valverde in the upcoming season, however, in the same breath pointed out how important the Copa for the club was.
At least Barcelona is against Valencia according to odds in the clear favorites role, which is certainly due to the massive attack of Blaugrana. If Messi has a good day, he is known to be able to decide the games single-handedly. This also had to be experienced by a world team like Liverpool FC in the semi-finals of the Champions League, when “La Pulga” was icy cold on the few opportunities that came his way. Meanwhile, the problem is that Messi is needed in the final as much as it has not been for a long time. Storm partner Luis Suárez finally falls out because of a meniscus injury until the end of the season, while with Ousmane Dembélé, Arthur, Philippe Coutinho and Nélson Semedo at least four top performers are at least struck. None of them will be able to play for the entire 90 minutes. An appointment to the squad is currently only likely to appear at Semedo and Coutinho. In addition, even celebrated in Spain “Messi with gloves” – Keeper Marc-André ter Stegen – injured on the knee and is 100% missing. Nevertheless, Messi has scored 27 career goals against Valencia CF. Another Blaugrana could bring the 31st cup victory in history at the Benito Villamarín Estadio in Sevilla …
Best scorers in the league:
🥇 Lionel Messi (36 goals)
🥈 Luis Suárez (21 goals)
Expected formation of Barcelona:
↪ Cillesses – Alba – Lenglet – Pique – Roberto – Rakitic – Busquets – Coutinho – Vidal – Malcom – Messi
Last matches of Barcelona:
⚽️ 19.05.2019 – SD Eibar Vs. FC Barcelona 2: 2 (La Liga)
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Getafe 2: 0 (La Liga)
⚽️ 07.05.2019 – Liverpool Vs. FC Barcelona 4: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 04.05.2019 – Celta Vigo vs. Celta Vigo. FC Barcelona 2: 0 (La Liga)
⚽️ 01.05.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Liverpool 3: 0 (Champions League)
Valencia – Statistics & Current Form
Contrary to expectations, Valencia CF has once again turned the season 2018/19 to good use. Although the Murciélagos conceded in La Liga overall the third smallest defeats behind Barca and Atlético and went out only seven times as losers, but were the draw kings of the country and had to live 16 times with the point division. For this reason, Los Ches was even in a relegation battle last autumn and winter. Simple, because in the game forward the goals were missing and the games were won despite very stable defense chain too rare. However, those responsible still clung to coach Marcelino and were rewarded in the finals of the season. Three victories in a row on the last three matchdays left the Valencia CF in fourth place – and with it the second successful qualification for the Champions League in series.
“Messi is a very good player, one of the best in the world. We have to pay much attention to him, but we will play our game. And we know that we can win the cup when we are at a good level. ” – Gonçalo Guedes at MARCA
Especially pleasing is a look at the table space development. If the bats were only once on a Europa League starting position up to and including Matchday 25 of the current season – and as often as on a direct relegation zone – they could only play for the first time on the penultimate round of the season a Champions League Climb up the course. Also, because Getafe CF in the season finale with just five points from the last five league games as well as the outpoured as Sevilla FC in seven out of 15 possible points. And still: The re-qualification for the premier class may be a great success for the team from the metropolis on the Spanish east coast. But it is not really something that can be counted.
Valencia CF has not won a title for eleven years, which makes it all the more nostalgic in this final of the Copa del Rey. The Blanquinegros are going underdog in their 17th final in the most important Spanish football trophy. However, it is by no means further down the field at Barcelona against Valencia to place a tip on the eighth overall victory of the Murciélagos. Finally, it was for the team, which had advanced to third place in the Champions League preliminary to the semifinals of the Europa League and say no less than 61 competitive games in the season 2018/19 in the bones, last also offensive very well. Eleven goals were scored by bats suffering from jamming for much of the season in their last three games of the season in La Liga. Coupled with the country’s second-best defensive position behind Atlético Madrid, they are well suited for the final, although with Ezequiel Garay an important center-back will continue to fail. Nonetheless, the Taronges will not be without chance, although practically everything will stand and fall with it, whether and how they will get superstar Messi under control.
Best scorers in the league:
🥇 Dani Parejo (9 goals)
🥈 Rodrigo (8 goals)
Expected formation of Valencia:
↪ Domenech – Gayá – Diakhaby – Gabriel – Water – Coquelin – Parejo – Guedes – Soler – Rodrigo – Mina
Last matches of Valencia:
⚽️ 18.05.2019 – Valladolid Vs. Valencia 0: 2 (La Liga)
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – Valencia vs Alaves 3: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 09.05.2019 – Valencia vs Arsenal 2: 4 (Europa League)
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – Huesca Vs. Valencia 2: 6 (La Liga)
⚽️ 02.05.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Valencia 3: 1 (Europa League)
Barcelona vs Valencia Direct Comparison
Head to head: 90 – 49 – 51
A total of 190 clashes between FC Barcelona and Valencia CF so far and with 90 games won the Blaugrana leads the resulting “head to head” comparison very clearly. Thus, the Murciélagos bring in 49 draws only to 51 victories against the Blaugrana and have not won any of the last eight official games more against the currently dominant at national level opponents more (three draws, five defeats).
After all: In the current season, Los Ches were able to hold the draw twice against Barcelona, but now deal with an opponent who has consciously recharged his batteries for exactly this final in recent weeks decided championship. Meanwhile, in the final of the Copa del Rey, both teams faced each other three times in history. Valencia won surprisingly 3-0 (1954). The other two times Barca won the match after extra time.
Barcelona vs Valencia Our Best Betting Tips Explained
At Barcelona vs Valencia, the prediction must take into account the many notable failures in this final. Whenever the Blaugrana came into play with a B or even C-Elf, the result was not right, while otherwise it mattered just how well Messi was in a good mood. To see exemplarily at the two completely different running games in the Champions League semi-final against Liverpool FC. Nevertheless, the Murciélagos have not won since eight competitive matches against the Blaugrana. The troupe of Marcelino García are already 61 competitive games in the season 2018/19 in the bones. In addition, Valencia had to give everything in La Liga until the end, while Barcelona could use the last few weeks to recharge the batteries for this Copa del Rey final. This fact is also a factor that speaks in succession for the fifth cup victory of the Catalans.
Key Facts – Barcelona vs Valencia tips
⭐️ Valencia have been waiting for eight more matches for another victory over Barcelona (three draws, five defeats)
⭐️ Barcelona could become the first team in history to win the Copa del Rey for the fifth consecutive year
⭐️ With just three defeats of the season, the Blaugrana was once again the measure of things in La Liga with 26 wins from 38 games
Thus, at Barcelona vs Valencia, the tip for the Blaugrana’s victory in regular time seems to be the most sustainable betting opportunity, although the odds are not the greatest value. For this reason, we combine the result bet for the best possible risk / probability ratio with the addition “over 2.5 goals”. Thus, the Catalans have undoubtedly the stuff, the Taronges pour three or more goals, while a goal by Los Ches itself is not excluded, especially as the Blaugrana Ersatzkeeper Cillessen has to guard the gate for the otherwise so important Marc-André ter Stegen.
Bet Tips: Barcelona wins & over 2.5 goals