For the third time this season, The Spanish Giant Real Madrid and Barcelona lock horns in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu on Thursday evening. In their first meeting, Real Madrid won on home soil followed by Barcelona’s come back at the Spanish Super Cup Final. This Thursday will be an opportunity for Real Madrid to kick Barcelona out of the Cop del Rey Semi-final tie.
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Carlo Ancelotti’s boys are extremely pumped with in their consecutive six games unbeaten run. They maintained a consecutive five wins across all competitions in arow until they played against Atletico Madrid at home where the match ended in a 1-1 draw. With their impressive attacking line, in their last 6 fixtures, they have pulled out 21 goals! Impressive I must say.
Although, Real Madrid are seven points behind Barcelona in LaLiga, they still pose a threat at the Copa del Rey Competition.
On Thursday’s match against Barcelona, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy, and Rodrygo will be absent from the game due to their injuries.
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Barcelona, despite being leaders in LaLiga have experienced back-to-back defeats in their recent matches, and they will be eager to avoid another loss in their upcoming game. The team’s morale, under the guidance of Xavi Hernandez, has taken a hit after being eliminated from the Europa League and suffering their second league defeat. In their last match, they suffered a shocking 1-0 loss against Almeria, a team fighting to avoid relegation. This outcome means that Barcelona has only won one of their previous four matches.
Additionally, their last two defeats occurred in away games, putting them at risk of a third consecutive away loss if they do not perform well in their upcoming fixture. The team has only managed to keep two clean sheets in their last five away matches, and they have scored more than one goal in only one of their last five away games.
The upcoming tie against Real Madrid will not feature Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele, and Pedri as they are currently injured.
We predict both teams to score with Real Madrid clinching the victory @ 3.67 odds | Booking code: 2ETYN
Other Special Predictions
⚽Vinicius Junior to have an assist @ 3.35 odds | Booking code: 28H7D
⚽Karim Benzema to have 2 or more shots on target @ 2.20 odds | Booking code: ACLZ6
⚽Both teams to have 2 or more shots on target in each half @ 5.00 odds | Booking code: M88ZF