Copa Del Rey Last 16 2nd Leg – Elche vs Barcelona Betting Preview

January 14, 2015 | By

n_f_c_barcelona_jornada_18_barcelona_vs_elche-7632400Copa Del Rey Last 16 2nd Leg – Elche vs Barcelona Betting Preview, Sports Free Bets, Tips, Predictions, Offers, Promotions, Bet In Play, Live Streaming Info.

Copa Del Rey action on Thursday Night comes from the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero and can be seen Live on Sky Sports 1 HD with a scheduled 19:00pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Copa Del Rey Last 16 2nd Leg – Elche vs Barcelona Betting Preview

Elche head into this game with a huge task in front of them, as in the first leg of the cup last week, Barcelona won 5-0. If were being realistic then I don’t believe anybody thinks that Elche will be able to score five goals against Barcelona without the visitors scoring once. In their domestic league Elche are struggling badly as they currently sit in 19th place and on the same team who is in last place, however they will take a little bit of confidence into this game as they beat Athletic Club 2-1 away from home at the weekend.

Barcelona will head into this match with confidence as they are playing well at the moment, however there is uncertainty surround their main man Lionel Messi. Chelsea are reportedly interested in the player, however the 200 million buy out clause might be a stumbling block. Luis Enrique spoke to the media after the match and he played down the apparent unrest between players.

Elche vs Barcelona Head to Head Statistics

Thursday Night’s game will become only the fifth meeting between these two sides, Barcelona have won 3 games with all coming at home. Elche have not won any games and there has been one draw, which came at the home stadium of Elche.

15/01/15 CDR Elche vs Barcelona – : –
08/01/15 CDR Barcelona vs Elche 5 : 0
24/08/14 PRD Barcelona vs Elche 3 : 0
11/05/14 PRD Elche vs Barcelona 0 : 0
05/01/14 PRD Barcelona vs Elche 4 : 0

Elche Recent Form

11/01/15 PRD Athletic Club vs Elche 1 : 2
08/01/15 CDR Barcelona vs Elche 5 : 0
03/01/15 PRD Elche vs Villarreal 2 : 2
21/12/14 PRD Elche vs Malaga 1 : 2
18/12/14 CDR Elche vs Real Valladolid 1 : 0

Elche have had a mixed bag of results and as we see above in the table they have won twice, lost twice and drawn once in their last five games played.

Barcelona Recent Form

11/01/15 PRD Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 3 : 1
08/01/15 CDR Barcelona vs Elche 5 : 0
04/01/15 PRD Real Sociedad vs Barcelona 1 : 0
20/12/14 PRD Barcelona vs Cordoba 5 : 0
16/12/14 CDR Barcelona vs Huesca 8 : 1

Barcelona’s form has been good in their last five games, however its not perfect. In the table above we can see they have won four games and lost once.

Elche Team News

Elche Manager Fran Escriba will be delighted at the face that none of his players are injured when they host Barcelona on Thursday Night.

Barcelona Team News

Manager Jose Enrique has a couple on injury problems going into this game, captain Xavi will be missing as he tries to shake off a calf problem. Thomas Vermaelen is still missing from this game with a thigh problem.

Elche vs Barcelona Average Goals Per Game Statistics

In the 4 previous meetings between these two clubs over the years there has been a total of 12 goals which produces an overall average goals per game statistic of 3.00.

When the two teams have met at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero there has been a total of 0 goals scored in one match played.

Both statistics say very different things here but I would be putting my money on three goals scored.

Elche vs Barcelona Current Betting Odds Market

Elche are the underdogs for this important game, which is obvious why, if we look at league position there is a big gap between the two clubs and Barcelona also have the better head to head statistic overall. The best price is 14/1 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets for New Customers.

The Draw seems the best that Elche could hope for on current form so far this season, however the draw does seem very unlikely as in the last four games played there has only been one draw. The best price is 6/1 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets for New Customers.

Barcelona are the clear favourites for this game which is no surprise even with them being the away team, they might rest some players as they are already 5-0 up from the first leg. The best price is 1/4 with PaddyPower – £50 Free Bets for New Customers.

Elche vs Barcelona Free Sports Bets, Tips & Predictions

Elche will head into this game with the knowledge that they can’t really qualify as they need to score five goals without reply. They will need their strikers to finish any and every chance that they might get if they are to even come away from this game with a slight win.

Barcelona are 5-0 up from the first leg which was played last week and I would imagine they would rest some key players for this and concentrate more on their game at the weekend in the Primera La Liga. Messi is again their current top goalscorer, however Neymar and Suarez are also scoring goals so if they all play it might be a bit of a drubbing once again.

Time for my predictions now and my banker is going to be Barcelona to win to nil.

My saver is going to be El Haddadi To Score first.

Elche vs Barcelona Banker & Saver Tips

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