Today, at the hours of 22:00 will be played the return match of the semifinal between Barcelona and Real Madrid in the Cup of Spain. The match will be played on the Nou Camp arena. In the return match the two formations have tied the score to 1 – 1 after Barcelona lead the game.
Barcelona comes after a victory with a score of 2 – 1 with those from Seville, a match where they have changed the outcome after the time-break. The Catalans have high chances of winning this season’s Championship, but in UEFA Champions League the things are quite different, they have lost in return with San Siro, the score being 0 to 2 with AC Milan. This was a single match, in a series of months, in which the Catalans have not scored. Obviously that a score of 0 – 0 would be convenient for Barcelona in this match, but it is unlikely to be so. In the last seven matched the Catalans have scored a minimum of two goals in the matched played at home. For this encounter Vilanova will not be able to rely on Abidal, he being the single absence. In the last two direct matches with Real we had two replays. Last year in Mai, Real Madrid succeeded to score 2 – 1 at Barcelona. Iniesta will play in offense to let Fabregas to play midfield. As we got accustomed in the Spanish Cup, at the goal line of the Catalans will play Pinto. In rest, Vilanova will use the best 11 players.
Real Madrid scored two victories consecutively after the success of 2 – 0 with Rayo Vallecani at home and 2 – 1 away with Deportivo La Coruna. In the last match, the Glacticos were led until the break but made a comeback and won. Real Madrid replayed the score 1 -1 with Manchester United in the Championship League and continues to keep their qualifying chances. In the Championship thing stay pretty bad, the Galacticos fought for the second position in the rank, even with the local rival Atletico Madrid. The distance between them and the leader, Barcelona, is just too great, so the Spanish Cup might represent a more accessible trophy for the Galacticos, this year. Real Madrid scored just two victories in the last 7 matches played away. Sergio Ramos will return from his suspend while Casillas remains injured. Mourinho can count again on Xabi Alonso, Varane and Benzema, all having medical problems in the last few days. Higuain will start this match as holder and Di Maria will retake his place on the right side of the offense, after staying on the bench in the last few matches. Sergio Ramos will play as a far right quarterback while Varane will play together with Pepe as a central quarterback.
Barcelona and Real Madrid probable teams :
- Barcelona : Pinto Dani Alves, Pique, Puyol, Jordi Alba Xavi, Busquets, Fabregas Pedro, Messi, Iniesta
- Real Madrid : Diego Lopez Sergio Ramos, Varane, Pepe, Coentrao Xabi Alonso, Khedira Di Maria, Ozil, Cristiano Ronaldo Higuain
Odds for sport bets Barcelona vs Real Madrid :
- Final score 1×2 : 1.73 4.00 4.33
- Over / Under 2.5 goals: 1.44 2.70
Suggested tip for Barcelona Real Madrid > Real Madrid +1 AH
Argumentation: Real Madrid has the chance of winning the trophy this season and will certainly be more motivated that Barcelona, the team that has decreased in its game in the last matches. Real Madrid has shown in the match and rematch that they can excellently evolve against the Galacticos.