Barcelona enter the Copa del Rey final aware that a defeat to Alaves will see the season declared a total write-off.
The Catalans head into their final game under Luis Enrique with only the the cup left to play for, after they missed out on both La Liga and Champions League glory.
Barcelona now face minnows Alaves as massive favourites in their final chance at silverware, and new Betfair customers out to back the holders to retain their prize by sealing a win in 90 minutes can take up enhanced odds of 3/1 (4.0).
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Alaves admittedly inflicted the only defeat Barcelona suffered at Camp Nou - a 2-1 loss last September - this season, but the head-to-head record is undeniably in the favourites’ favour. The Camp Nou outfit tellingly won the reverse fixture at the Estadio Mendizorroza 6-0, one of 10 out of 11 unbeaten results against the Basques.
A less-than-prolific Alaves attack is unlikely to threaten Barcelona’s defence, while it remains to be seen how long a disciplined rearguard action can relistically prevent the outgunned minnows from conceding against the vast quality of their opponents.
Indeed, the La Liga runners-up have everything to prove following their setbacks this season, meaning motivation is in no short supply. With that in mind, odds of 3/1 (4.0) for Barcelona to win their 22nd Copa del Rey game out of 27 under Luis Enrique cannot be overlooked, as the coach aims to bow out on a high.
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