In this article we would like to explain to fans the Copa del Rey and the 2015-16 and its 114th edition in which the winners are guaranteed a slot for the 2016-17 Group Stage of the UEFA Euro League tournament. The last Copa del Ray was won by Barcelona and they enter this year’s event as the defending champions.
Presently for those that Bet on Soccer at an online sportsbook we are previewing the 2nd leg of the Semifinals and in this event on Wednesday the 10th of February 2016, we find FC Barcelona (Barca) playing Valencia CF (Los Che) with the game being played Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain with the kick-off scheduled for 3 PM ET.
This match will more than likely just be a formality for the ‘Barca’ team, since they beat ‘Los Che’ 7-0 in the 1st leg of the semifinals at the famous Camp Nou. Thus, it’s expected their Manager L. Enrique who’s managed the team since back in 2014, will likely give some of the players with fewer playing minutes this season a chance to increase their playing time.
In the 1st leg of this semifinal the Valencia team was shocked by the 7-0 loss to Barcelona as their Coach G. Neville as found his team lacking in communications, motivation and without results to the point he is highly concerned. They could not make a comeback against Barca at their home field, and then lost on the road to Real Betis 1-0. That 1 goal by Real Betis was scored by R. Castro early in the 2nd half. Their drop in the rankings to 13th is another setback that has put them very close to relegation. Their Coach Neville has stated that he will not give in to pressure from their fans, and plans to stay with Valencia. Unfortunately in these trying times the team has key player injuries to J. Fuego, P. Alcacer and E. Perez who will not be available for the 2nd leg of the semifinals against Barcelona on Wednesday.
On the other side it appears the Barcelona team has become somewhat confident, and the team is at a point time of this tournament. True they have performed well winning 10 games of all competitions as of late. Also, they need to consider the team’s lack of concentration and form in their last match and win2-0 with Levante UD. In that game they scored an early goal and then went to the end of the game in minute 90 when L. Suarez made their 2nd and final goal of the game, which was the 20th goal for Suarez in his last 21 overall games.
The Barca team is seeking another title in all their play and should be sufficiently motivated to again win over Valencia and move on to the finals of this Copa del Rey. The team in their ultimate 5 games has scored some 17 goals so it is expected that this semifinal 2nd leg game with Valencia will be an exciting, interesting and high scoring event. In this 2nd leg match with Valencia R. Rahinha is the only team member who will not be available for this match-up!
The online betting prediction for this Copa del Rey semifinal 2nd leg will see the Barcelona team continue its winning ways as they are by far a better team from the individuals to the condition and team’s quality of play!