Barca favourites for Copa del Rey final
The Copa del Rey final comes around on Wednesday evening and it could not be a bigger clash as Barcelona take on Real Madrid for the right to lift the trophy, something Barca are the favourites to do.
The Catalans are going into the contest at a best price of 6/4 with Betfred and given their recent record against Real, it is hardly a surprise. Barca have won each of their domestic battles this season and have now won eight of the last El Clasicos dating back to 2008.
This season more than most in recent years has seen Real compete on the same level as their great rivals but they have still come up short against them which gives Barcelona the edge.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side are certainly a live underdog though and the betting reflects that as they are available at a best price of just 15/8 with Bet Victor. They are in fine form having not conceded in their last four La Liga games, scoring 16 goals along the way and are still competing in the Champions League where Barca are not.
Real’s major issue is that their best player Cristiano Ronaldo will miss the final through injury. The Portuguese is the catalyst of so much that is good with Los Meringues and without him they are a much less daunting prospect.
Gareth Bale will be asked to step into the void left by CR7 and the Welshman is 15/8 with Bet365 to score at anytime in the match.