Barcelona vs Valencia: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & Copa del Rey semi-final preview

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Ernesto Valverde's side host Los Che in the first leg and, with a place in the final at stake, they will aim to surge into the lead

Barcelona will hope to put one foot into the final of the Copa del Rey when they face Valencia in the first leg of the semi-final on Thursday.

The Catalan side are the defending champions and reached this stage of the competition by beating Murcia, Celta Vigo and Espanyol.

Valencia, meanwhile, overcame Zaragoza, Las Palmas and Alaves en route to the semi-final as they look to challenge for a title they haven't won since 2008.

The two teams come into the match with contrasting form and Barca, who won against Alaves in their last outing, have the edge on the visitors, who suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat to Real Madrid.

Game Barcelona vs Valencia
Date Thursday, February 1
Time 20:30 GMT / 15:30 ET
Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial)

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game cannot be watched live on TV but Goal will be providing updates here.


SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Barcelona players
Goalkeepers Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Ortola
Defenders Semedo, Pique, Alba, Digne, Vidal, Umtiti, Mina
Midfielders Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Coutinho, Paulinho, D. Suarez, Roberto, Gomes, Alena
Forwards L. Suarez, Messi, Alcacer, Arnaiz

Thomas Vermaelen is a doubt for the game after aggravating a hamstring injury, while Ousmane Dembele is definitely unavailable.

Potential Barcelona starting XI: Cillessen; Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Digne; Busquets, Paulinho, Coutinho, Gomes; L. Suarez, Messi.

Position Valencia players
Goalkeepers Domenech, Rivero, Neto
Defenders Vezo, Gabriel, Gaya, Lato, Montoya, Garay, N. Vidal
Midfielders Maksimovic, Guedes, Parejo, Pereira, Kondogbia, Coquelin, Soler
Forwards Vietto, Zaza, Rodrigo, Mina, Torres

Valencia will be without long-term absentee Javi Jimenez, who is recovering from a knee injury, while Jeison Murillo remains a doubt.

Potential Valencia starting XI: Domenech; Garay, Montoya, Gaya, Lato; Kondogbia, Coquelin, Parejo, Guedes; Rodrigo, Mina.


BETTING & MATCH ODDS


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Barcelona are favourites to win, with dabblebet pricing the Catalan side at 1/5. Valencia are available at odds of 10/1, while a draw is deemed more likely at 6/1.

Click here to see all of dabblebet's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.


GAME PREVIEW


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Barcelona have been totally relentless this season and their impressive form has catapulted them clear at the top of La Liga and pushed them closer to yet another Copa del Rey title.

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Thus far they have been unbeatable in the league, with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez seeming to play with greater freedom under Ernesto Valverde, but there have been a few wobbles in the Copa del Rey, particularly against Celta Vigo and Espanyol - the latter ending an unbeaten streak that had stretched to 29 games in all competitions.

Semi-final opponents Valencia are one of the few teams they have not beaten in La Liga this season and they needed a late Jordi Alba goal to salvage a point at Mestalla in November, so they will have to be particularly wary of Los Che on Thursday.

However, Valverde's charges come into the game armed with the knowledge that Camp Nou is a virtually impregnable fort, having last tasted defeat at the venue back in August - in a Spanish Super Cup loss to Real Madrid. 

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