The Copa Del Rey second leg tie between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona might be viewed as a bit of a dead rubber but this would present Gary Neville’s side with a chance to redeem themselves after a string of disappointing results.

However, Barcelona are sure to be up for a good fight against Los Che, and will not be taking things too easy against a deflated Valencia. It would be interesting to see how the two teams line up in a game that, thanks to Barca’s comprehensive first leg victory, will have no bearing on who progresses to the final of the Copa Del Rey.

Lineups

Valencia CF

Probable Starting XI (4-3-3): Ryan; Gaya, Mustafi, Abdennour, Barragan; Gomes, Parejo, Perez; Cheryshev, Negredo, Feghouli.

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Fc Barcelona

Probable Starting XI (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Alba, Vermaelen, Pique, Vidal; Iniesta, Roberto, Rakitic; Neymar, Suarez, Turan.

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Key Stats

  • The Catalans have scored an incredible 34 goals in their last 10 matches in all competitions.
  • Gary Neville’s Valencia CF have lost three of their last five matches in all competitions.
  • Los Che play an average of 356 passes in their home matches in all competitions.
  • Valencia have won only one of their last 19 matches against FC Barcelona in all competitions.

Prediction

Valencia CF 0-2 FC Barcelona

The Catalans are already carrying a seven-goal lead from the first leg and might take this match lightly given their hectic schedule. However, an away match at the Mestalla is not one to be trifled with as Luis Enrique will definitely ask his team to be wary of their opponents. In spite of this, a victory seems to be on the cards for Barcelona.

Odds (Paddy Power)

Valencia CF: 16/5

Draw: 11/4

FC Barcelona: 4/5

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