The next El Clasico of this season is set for Wednesday since Barcelona hosts Real Madrid at the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals. It’ll be the first of three Barca-Real matches within the following month, together with the return leg and the next league game to come. Barcelona is coming from a substantial 6-1 second-leg triumph over Sevilla to progress to the semis, while Actual dispatched Girona comfortably 7-3 on aggregate.
Real Madrid: Development is what is on this group’s head, showing something greater than at the first game of this year. This game can be on the street, and the staff might need to be clinical to have a opportunity. In that very first matchup, Actual outshot Barca 15-13 but merely place four of the efforts on target.
Barcelona: Can Lionel Messi playwith? The celebrity attacker moved to the sideline for therapy last weekend at the come-from-behind 2-2 draw with Valencia where the Argentine scored two objectives. Messi had the day off Monday, and based on Alfredo Martinez of Onda Cero, Messi practiced together with the band on Tuesday, but it is uncertain if he’s still 100 percent.
Clearly if Messi can not go, it is a massive increase for Real Madrid in what is their very best opportunity at a prize this year.
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid forecast
Barca struggles to crack the true defense at the early going, but a late set-piece target provides the group the narrow lead entering the next leg.
Copa del Rey: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 6
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Camp Nou
TV channel: beIN Sports
Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Barcelona -125 / Real Madrid +325 / Draw +275