Copa Del Rey Semi Final – Villarreal vs Barcelona Betting Preview

March 3, 2015 | By

2013-12-14_BARCELONA-VILLARREAL_20.v1397226362Copa Del Rey Semi Final – Villarreal vs Barcelona Betting Preview, Sports Free Bets, Tips, Predictions, Offers, Promotions, Bet In Play, Live Streaming Info.

Copa Del Rey action on Wednesday Night comes from Estadio El Madrial and can be seen Live on Sky Sports 5 HD with a scheduled 19:00pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Copa Del Rey Semi Final – Villarreal vs Barcelona Betting Preview

Villarreal are currently making good progress in Europe after a 3-1 victory over Salzburg on Thursday night and it gave them a 5-2 aggregate win overall in the tie over the Austrian based team. In their last game they managed a very impressive 1-1 draw against league leaders Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu however, if they are to turn this tie around they will need to score at least two goals without reply on Wednesday night.

Barcelona are also doing well and are doing well in all 3 competitions that they remain in. Barcelona went to Manchester City and beat them by two goals to one before they won 3-1 against Granada at the weekend thanks to yet another goal from the in form Luis Suarez. In this competition they have a 3-1 advantage when they travel to the El Madrigal and it will be difficult to see them going out of the competition despite them set to rest a couple of players.

Villarreal vs Barcelona Head to Head Statistics

This game on Wednesday Evening will become only the 34th game played between the two clubs over the years of which Villarreal have won 8 whilst Barca have won 18 overall and the remaining 7 games ended all square. Barcelona have had the better of recent fixtures, winning all of their last five meetings with Villarreal.

11/02/15 CDR Barcelona vs Villarreal 3 : 1
01/02/15 PRD Barcelona vs Villarreal 3 : 2
31/08/14 PRD Villarreal vs Barcelona 0 : 1
27/04/14 PRD Villarreal vs Barcelona 2 : 3
14/12/13 PRD Barcelona vs Villarreal 2 : 1

Villarreal Recent Form

01/03/15 PRD Real Madrid vs Villarreal 1 : 1
26/02/15 UEL Salzburg vs Villarreal 1 : 3
22/02/15 PRD Villarreal vs Eibar 1 : 0
19/02/15 UEL Villarreal vs Salzburg 2 : 1
15/02/15 PRD Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal 2 : 0

Villarreal’s recent form has been mediocre, they have won three of their last five matches, they have also lost once to Rayo Vallecano and drew with league leaders Real Madrid.

Barcelona Recent Form

28/02/15 PRD Granada vs Barcelona 1 : 3
24/02/15 UCL Manchester City vs Barcelona 1 : 2
21/02/15 PRD Barcelona vs Malaga 0 : 1
15/02/15 PRD Barcelona vs Levante 5 : 0
11/02/15 CDR Barcelona vs Villarreal 3 : 1

Barcelona’s recent form has been impressive however, it has not been perfect as they have lost in the Primera La Liga against the struggling outfit of Malaga. Their most notable win came in England where they beat the current Champions Manchester City by two goals to one.

Villarreal Team News

Manager Marcelino has a few injury problems when they welcome Barcelona to the El Madrigal on Wednesday night. Villarreal captain Soriano will miss the game with a fracture to his tibia. Jokic and Marin are the only other two casualties for the team in yellow.

Barcelona Team News

Manager Luis Enrique will only have one player missing for the trip to the El Madrigal as defender Vermaelen still is out injured and it is still unknown as to when he will be fit again for action.

Villarreal vs Barcelona Average Goals Per Game Statistics

In the 33 previous meetings between these two clubs over the years there has been a total of 102 goals which produces an overall average goals per game statistic of 3.09.

45 of those goals have been scored in the previous 16 matches played between the two clubs at the El Madrigal, which provides us with an average of 3.08 goals per game.

Both of these statistics seem to suggest that we will see over 3 goals scored in this encounter.

Villarreal vs Barcelona Current Betting Odds Market

Villarreal are the underdogs heading into this match which isn’t surprising considering their recent head to head results against Barcelona but with so much at stake I expect them to come out and get stuck in to Barca and not let them pass the ball around at will. The best price is 17/4 with PaddyPower – £50 Free Bets for New Customers.

The Draw is the most likely cover bet that will happen in this match. With so much on the line I think both teams will hesitate to throw bodies forward but I do think the game will open up and we will see goals so I suggest covering the scored draw. The best price is 7/2 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets for New Customers.

Barcelona are the favourites heading into this affair which is not a shock as they have beaten Villarreal in all of the last five meetings between the two clubs. Barcelona have a advantage after the first leg so should carry through the momentum. The best price is 8/13 with LadBrokes – £25 Free Bets for New Customers.

Villarreal vs Barcelona Free Sports Bets, Tips & Predictions

On Wednesday Night La Liga’s slick passing team Barcelona will travel to Villarreal in the Copa Del Rey Semi final match in what is set up for a mouth watering clash after the first leg which was played at the Nou Camp a couple of weeks ago. The game was a good one and eventually seen Barcelona win 3-1 thanks to goals from Pique, Iniesta and the record break Leo Messi. Villarreal know that they will need to have a real go at Barcelona and keep the defense in order at the same time which, will be a huge ask in itself.

Barcelona are at their best and will want to capitalize on their good form with plenty of their players ageing it seems as if they could lose the likes of Xavi and Iniesta come the end of this season so they will want to win at least one trophy to bid them farewell. Barcelona have the tie in their control and need to remain calm and keep possession which they are so good at in order to progress to the final.

My Banker for this game is going to be Luis Suarez to score and Barcelona to win the match as I believe he is in some good form right now.

My saver is going to be Barcelona to win 3-1 as I think Barcelona will again dominate this match.

Villarreal vs Barcelona Banker & Saver Tips

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