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Bet of the day: Barcelona beat Bats and both sides score

| 03.02.2016

Lee Gormley | February 3, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Barcelona have won their last four games while conceding too
  • The Spanish champions have won eight successive matches on all fronts
  • They have netted an impressive 25 goals in those victories

Barca 9/5 to win and both teams score

Luis Enrique’s reigning treble champions continue the defence of their Copa del Rey crown tonight against Gary Neville’s Valencia, with the dominant hosts 9/5 to secure victory and both teams scoring as Coral’s latest bet of the day.

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At the Nou Camp, the Catalan giants will look to extend their rampant record, having secured eight consecutive victories in all competitions, including a 2-1 win over title rivals Atletico Madrid last time out and a recent 6-0 thrashing of Athletic Bilbao.

The home side are firing on all cylinders, with the club’s unstoppable South American front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar scoring at will. Barca have won their last four games while also conceding though, proving they do leak goals at the back, and giving the Bats some hope of scoring success on their travels.

Catalans on solid unbeaten run

As well as winning all of their previous eight outings, the defending Copa champions have incredibly not tasted defeat this season since October last year, when they were narrowly toppled by Sevilla, with that being one of only three losses all campaign across all fronts.

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Neville’s Los Che arrive at the daunting Nou Camp in underwhelming form too, coming into this fixture on the back of a hapless defeat to Sporting Gijon, having won just one of their last four games in all competitions.

The Bats have been finding the target though, dispatching during score draws with Rayo Vallecano, Las Palmas and Deportivo La Coruna of late, so expect Neville’s boys to trouble Barca on their travels, but ultimately suffering another loss in this Copa del Rey semi-final first leg clash.


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Coral’s top tip: Back Barcelona to reign supreme over Valencia but both teams scoring at the Nou Camp at 9/5.

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Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.