Barcelona v Valencia Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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The visitors are capable of scoring at the Camp Nou, but with plenty of injuries at the back Los Che will not be able to prevent a home win

For the eighth season running, Barcelona find themselves in the Copa Del Rey semi-finals.

Standing between the Blaugrana and a place in a fifth successive final are a Valencia side who held the Catalans to a 1-1 draw in the league two months ago.

Match odds

Barca have not lost a match at the Camp Nou in any competition since 10 September 2016, and dabblebet offer Valencia at 9/1 (10.00) to end that unbeaten run in this first leg.

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The hosts are offered at 2/9 (1.22), and another draw can be backed at 11/2 (6.50).

Team news

With Barcelona in such a commanding position in La Liga, expect Ernesto Valverde to field an extremely strong starting eleven in this Copa Del Rey match.

Jasper Cillessen will continue in goal, but apart from that it should be close to a first choice team.

Valencia have serious injury issues with centre-backs Jeisson Murillo and Gabriel Paulista missing.

Ezekiel Garay started the weekend game at centre-back but is a doubt with a shoulder problem, whilst influential wideman Goncalo Guedes is also a major doubt.

Hosts too strong for depleted visitors

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Suffering a defensive crisis is not the best preparation for a trip to the Camp Nou and Valencia's backline will be improvised at best.

Barca's strength in their own stadium means backing a home win is the logical selection and even with a full strength squad, Valencia's defence has been a little suspect.

Indeed, Los Che have not kept a clean sheet on the road since 19 November in all competitions, although they have only failed to score once in 13 away games this term. 

Tips and predictions

In a one-sided market perhaps the best way to back a home win is taking the price of 23/20 (2.15) offered for Barca to win and both teams to score.

Valencia have plenty of attacking strength, but their defensive problems will make them vulnerable against the Catalans' prolific forward line. 

Betting Banner - Best Bet Barcelona to win and both team to score at 23/20 (2.15) for a 2pt stake with dabblebet

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