Here are our top Copa del Rey Final betting tips. The final match of the Spanish season takes place at Benito Villamarin in Seville and will be played to a conclusion from 9.00pm GMT on Saturday evening. With football fixtures of note now proving thin on the ground, and a summer drought ahead, this will be one of the final chances punters get to grab a profit. It’ll also give lovers of the beautiful game a real interest as we’re expecting a spectacular final as Spanish football, once again, dominates the headlines.
The final pairs Barcelona and Valencia with Sky Sports bringing us every kick live. Great news for armchair fans and a global audience will tune in for this one, boosting the capacity crowd crammed into Real Betis’ stadium. If the teams can’t be separated after 90 minutes of play, this match will go into extra-time and then penalties, if needed.
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Barca Aiming for More Titles
Barcelona won the Serie A again this season with stats of 26 wins and nine draws against just three defeats. That set them up as one of the form sides in Europe this season – which came as no surprise – and they ended the campaign 11 points better than Atletico Madrid in second, almost 20 ahead of old rivals Real Madrid back in third. Blancos endured a difficult season, both domestically and on the continent, but were able to persuade Zinedine Zidane to return to the helm and fans will hope that has the desired effect next season.
The league winners slowed to a halt in the final few weeks, knowing they had nothing to play for. That means they could focus their attentions on this match well before their opponents were afforded the same luxury. Barca won three, lost one and drew one of their last five in La Liga but they spent the last few games with little to hold their concentration, fringe and youth players getting the chance to shine. A brief break and we will see them back to full-strength and eager to hit the ground running in the final.
They called time on another successful league campaign with a draw away to Eibar on 19 May. Lionel Messi scored twice that day, but his teammates were unable to ensure he was part of a winning team, Eibar ruining accumulators across the board thanks to goals from Cucurella on 20 minutes and De Blasis on the stoke of half-time. Eibar were impressive in rolling up their sleeves and standing toe-to-toe with their opponents, but Barca were thought to be merely going through the motions.
Is There Any Value in Valencia?
Valencia fans are delighted their side have a crack at winning another piece of silverware but to do that they must defeat one of the best sides in the world and that won’t be lost on followers. Anything can happen in cup football, especially in the final where it’s a straight shoot-out for the prize and reputations are left at the door for the duration of the contest. The history of this tournament is littered with famous upsets, will we see another here?
A strong finish to the season meant Valencia will join their opponents in the Champions League next term, three wins on the bounce forcing them into fourth place. Season stats of 16 wins and 16 draws against seven defeats means it was far from their most convincing year, but they did claim nine points from their final three outings and that was enough to see them hold Getafe and Seville at arm’s length. Valencia finished two points better than their main rivals thanks to a win over Real Valladolid on 18 May.
Soler scored the first goal of that match on 36 minutes to settle any nerves and that advantage was doubled on 52 when Rodrigo added a second to wrap things up. A convincing outing and the perfect way to finish the season and boost confidence heading into the final. If fans had been offered a top four finish and a Copa del Rey final appearance back in the summer of last year, they would’ve gladly taken it, although no one is ready to admit defeat and concede the trophy just yet.
Barca Odds-On Favourites
It will come as no surprise to learn Barcelona are favourites to win this match in 90 minutes but there’s a bit more value around than some might have expected. Ladbrokes offer a market best price of 4/7 on the jolly and that’s sure to appear in a fair share of weekend accumulators. There’s also enough there to tempt big hitters into a bulky stake as a single.
We certainly wouldn’t put anyone off if that was their aim. What of the upset that would send shockwaves through European football? If you expect a long season to take its toll on Barcelona, you can back Valencia at 5/1 with Bet365 or the draw at 10/3 with the same firm.