AccessBET Preview: Valencia v Barcelona: Expect the Catalan giants to progress to the final

Alex Caparros
The Blaugrana hold a slander lead from the first leg and will hope to get the job done on Thursday night

Barcelona travel to the Mestalla for their second leg Copa del Rey semifinal tie against Valencia.

The previous week was a period of slim losses for Los Che. They suffered a 1-0 loss to their opponents at the Camp Nou in the first leg last Thursday, followed by the same result at Atletico Madrid in La Liga on Sunday.

Valencia celebration

Valencia’s pace has slowed down recently after a blistering start to the campaign and are underdogs with AccessBET at odds of (4.50).

Ernesto Valverde’s men head to the Spanish east coast on the back of a 1-1 draw with rivals Espanyol. They still enjoy a nine-point lead over Atleti and but will have to work extra to ensure they go back to Catalonia knowing that they have made it to their 39th cup final.

The same betting firm quotes them at (1.70) as favourites to win and (1.07) to progress.

The reverse fixture at the Mestalla ended in a 1-1 draw. A stalemate at (4.30) would be enough to see the Blaugrana make it through while a 1-1 correct scoreline is available at (8.00).

Valencia Barcelona PS

Barcelona have won 11 of their last 14 games in all competitions and are tipped to avoid defeat in Valencia at (1.22).

The Catalan giants last 11 away cup games has seen less than three goals scored. That outcome can be backed at (1.70) while it’s (1.50) for both teams to find the back of the net – an outcome that surfaced in their previous five head to head matches before last week’s first leg tie.

Barca have scored 25 goals in the second half away from home in the La Liga and that period is offered at (1.95) with AccessBET to produce most of the goals.