The 2015 Copa del Rey the Spanish Soccer’s unique tournament in the Spanish Cup Final brings together Atletico Bilbao playing FC Barcelona in the final game at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain and the game is scheduled to begin at 2 PM ET on the Saturday the 30th of May 2015 and the stadium has a seating capacity for 99,354 which is the largest in Spain, and has been the home field for FC Barcelona since back in 1957.
This domestic cup tournament final for Spain normally is played at a neutral stadium, and at a Stadium agreed upon by the teams in question. In this case the Real Madrid team refused to host this match because neither team could agree on a location, thus a vote was tallied at a Spanish Football Federation meeting.
This in only the 2nd time since back in 2002 that a team has contested Spain’s domestic cup final at that teams home stadium. Bring thing s up to date, the Real Madrid team lost to Deportivo La Coruna back in that year at the Bernabeu and Los Blanco’s were beaten at home stadium in 2013 to an arch rival Atletico Madrid.
As the time ran down the Seville’s Stadium Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and Valencia’s stadium Mestalla where the two were in the running for the staging this 2015 final, then were eliminated in the 1st round of voting, and that left Athletics’ stadium Sam Mames and Barcelona’s famous Camp Nou in the running. A victory in the voting would give Barcelona their twenty seventh Copa del Rey, while Bilbao are second to them on the list of the most successful teams in this competition in Spain with 23 victories. Needless to say Barcelona and the Camp Now won the final voting.
The winners of this Copa del Rey will play in the next final of the Supercopa and that’s the annual game played amongst the Spanish League winners and Cup winners and takes place at the beginning of the 2015-15 seasons. Should a team complete a double and win the Liga and the Cup, then the Spanish Cup Winners would play the runners up of the League play.
For the Soccer fans who Bet on Soccer at a Sportsbook you may want to know the complete full name for the general soccer fans known as the Kings Cup or ‘Copa de S.M el Rey.’ Then for your information the FC Barcelona team happens to be the Spanish team, that has 26 Copa Del Rey titles and have won the Copa Del Rey more times than any other team
The early betting odds from the Vegas odds makers have FC Barcelona favored at -400 on the Money Line with the Over at 3 -160 and -2 Even on the Goal Line with the comeback on Atletico Bilbao +1135 on the Money Line with the Under 3 -130 and +2 on the Goal Line with the draw for the Game at +530 and these odds are normally for these odd apply to regulation time which is the first 90 minutes of the game. These 2 teams in Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao are both historic teams, and both have enormous numbers of fans, and they are clubs that have a huge sense of tradition, identity, symbolism and they are 2 of only 3 teams to have always been in the 1st division and that have won more tournaments that any of the other aforementioned teams.