It is time to get away from the league action in Spain, because the whole attention will be shifting towards the second leg of the semi-final of Copa del Rey.
The game, which is much bigger than the final, will see Barcelona hosting their arch-rivals Real Madrid at their home ground Camp Nou. According to the aggregate score, Barcelona are already ahead of the opposition by 1-0.
It can be officially said that Barcelona has completely revived their game after struggling for a complete season last year. They are at the top of the Spanish competition and now the players will be eying to reach the finals of the Copa del Rey.
Real Madrid struggled in the last game to score a win against Barcelona in the first leg. They still have a chance and the visitors will be eager to change things for once. The top bookmakers in India have some exciting odds for this tie.
We expect an important role for striker Robert Lewandowski
The betting tip is...
Robert Lewandowski to score a goal.
Barca are coming to play the whites after scoring a win against Elche in their last game by 0-4. With 60% possession, the visitors dominated the fixture and turned in favour of themselves.
Robert Lewandoski scored a double in the 20th and 66th minutes. Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres scored one goal each in the 56th and 70 minutes.
The home team will be confident enough for the upcoming fixture considering the quality of their attack.
Ousmane Dembele has not recovered from his hamstring injury and won’t be part of the playing XI
Predicted Lineup: Ter Stegen, Kounde, Araujo, Christensen, Balde, F. de Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gavi
Real Madrid are doing a ferocious job in the Champions League, but they are going through a rough patch in the Copa del Rey.
In La Liga as well, the Whites are struggling to reach the top and now the hopes of them lifting the title this year have become far from real.
They are only left with a minor chance to lift the Copa del Rey trophy if they defeat Barcelona by more goals in aggregate score.
Eden Hazard made his first appearance in the last game after 6 Months and 20 days. However, he won’t be expected to start the upcoming fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho, Tchouameni, Camavinga, Modric, Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius
The two biggest clubs in European Football had 5 encounters in the current season and out of these 5 occasions, Barcelona has won four fixtures. Barcelona have played some quality football in recent times and we predict a win for them.