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Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Betting: Back goals galore as Simeone's men try to force the issue

14:47 EAT 06/02/2017
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With Los Rojiblancos needing goals, our in-form tipster thinks the visitors can contribute to a high-scoring Copa Del Rey game at the Camp Nou

Barcelona are in pole position to reach the final of the Copa del Rey following their triumph in last week's first leg at the Vicente Calderon which really was a game of two halves.

In the opening 45 minutes the Catalans were rampant, racing in to a 2-0 half time lead and paying out on our selection for them to score over 1.5 goals. The second half though, saw Atleti respond superbly with Antoine Griezmann scoring once and spurning another golden chance to level the tie.

It finished 2-1 to the visitors and Luis Enrique's men therefore have the advantage of having netted two away goals, with Atletico knowing they will have to score at least twice at the Camp Nou if they are to stand any chance of progressing.

bet365, who are live streaming the game for UK based customers , offer Barca at 1/2 (1.50) to win on the night, while Atletico are offered at 6/1 (7.00) and the draw can be backed at 3/1 (4.00) .

Both sides won at the weekend in La Liga at home without conceding, with both managers adjusting their selections given the midweek cup game. Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 with Luis Suarez watching the entire game from the bench while Lionel Messi was substituted just after the hour mark.

Atletico beat Leganes 2-0 with the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Saul Niguez substituted in the second half so the star attractions should be ready and raring to go ahead of this blockbuster clash.

The visitors need to score at least twice and their record on the road recently will give them heart that they can do so. Los Rojiblancos have played five away games in 2017 in all competitions and scored two goals in four of those matches.

They are offered at 11/4 (3.75) to net over 1.5 goals and this season Real Betis, Alaves and Real Sociedad have all scored twice at the Camp Nou but Simeone's men haven't been prolific in the Catalan capital of late.

Atletico have not scored twice in an away game to Barcelona since 2009, and while they will feel they get on the scoresheet, scoring twice might be a big ask. More attractive is the price of 6/5 (2.20) for both teams to score and over 2.5 goals which has paid out in four of the last six meetings between the sides. This has also proved the correct selection in the last two home games that Barca have played in the Copa Del Rey and looks like a good value way of backing a high scoring game. 

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 6/5 (2.20) for a 1pt stake with bet365