Elche vs Barcelona 01/15/2015 Copa Del Rey Preview, Odds and Prediction
Barcelona 5-0 Elche
Thursday 15th January 2015 21:00(GMT)
The Line: Elche 11/1 Draw 11/2 Barcelona 1/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports 5; Bein Sports; NBC Sports
Elche host Barcelona in the second leg of the Copa Del Rey tonight. The home team trail 5-0 on aggregate after being taken apart by Suarez, Neymar and Messi in the first leg. Barcelona after a week of rumours and discontent put in two good performances trouncing Elche in the first leg of this tie and then a good home win against the defending la liga champions Atletico Madrid. Messi was particularly impressive in the game against Madrid although for me he was very poor against Elche last week. Will Luis Enrique rest his stars for this game given that the tie is all but over? Probably would be my best guess.
Elche actually played alright in patches but just couldnt deal with the brilliance of Neymar on the night as the Brazilian was tremendous. Jonathas is top scorer for Elche and the brazilian will be hoping to continue his strong home form as his last four goals have come at home for Elche. He will more than likely get a few chances tonight as Elche look to put some respectability back on the score line. Look for Herrera and rodriguez to be more involved as well as Elche get more attacking chances tonight.
Not a particularly easy game to get a read on as the teams have not been announced as of yet but basing this on the knowledge that Enrique rest some of his stars I am going to take Elche on the handicap +2 at home should be enough to get us a win here. Also I am going to have a small bet on Elche to win the game outright at 11/1. Barcelona are more or less through and are not going to be all that bothered about beating Elche away after hammering them 5-0 last week. This could be a nice earner for us.
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