Spain Copa del Rey
(21 Apr 2018)
Sevilla – Barcelona
Match Preview: Copa del Rey final
Saturday night is the Copa del Rey final – Spain’s major domestic competition – and Barcelona face Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid looking to win the first of two trophies. Atletico Madrid’s surprising 3-0 loss to Real Sociedad on Thursday means that the Catalan giants are just three points from claiming La Liga, and they can secure the trophy against Deportivo La Coruna on 29th April.
The league leaders are still unbeaten after 33 games so they will feel that they are massive favourites against Sevilla – as the odds at Tipbet show. Barca has had to get through five rounds to reach the cup final and had a relatively straightforward route until the semi-final when they beat Valencia 3-0 over two legs. Ernesto Valverde has impressed in his first season in charge and this will be the chance for him to add silverware having been well been well beaten by Real Madrid in August’s Supercopa de España.
Match Preview: Stats and Odds
Sevilla has had a mixed season, but this is a great opportunity to end it on a high. They are seventh in La Liga and finishing any higher will not be easy with a three-point gap to sixth and a further four points to Real Betis in fifth. Indeed, even qualifying for the Europa League will not be easy, though Los Rojiblancos did reach the Champions League quarter-finals, eliminating Manchester United at Old Trafford before eventually succumbing to Bayern Munich.
In order to reach the Copa del Rey final, Sevilla saw off Atletico Madrid in the last-eight, but their league form has not been good ahead of Saturday’s showpiece event. They are six games without a win but, crucially, drew 2-2 with Barcelona at the end of March to show that they cannot be ruled out in the final.
Tipbet have them as underdogs – they are 7.25 to win the game in Madrid in 90 minutes, or 4.45 outright, with extra-time (3.65) a possibility. Barca has won the Copa del Rey in the last three seasons and they are offered at 1.40 to do so again in normal time. On top of match-winner markets, Tipbet accepts bets on goalscorers and the correct result – view them here.