Espanyol managed to pierce the shell of Barca’s defence at the weekend with a goal but unfortunately conceded 5 in the process.
Bilbao, a massive 18/1 at , will hoping to do similar but without conceding as they head to fortress Nou Camp. The Basque outfit will be without Llorente however and will have to hope that Barcelona play a slightly weakened team as they have in previous rounds.
Bojan is due to start up front for Barca, he is evens to score at anytime (Coral) but you can expect a slightly stronger team than the one who beat Cueta 5-1 in the last round.
In a repeat of the 2009 final, Bilbao will want revenge, but they wont get it. The score that day was 4-1 to Barcelona and Totesport say it’s 14/1 for a repeat – a fairly good bet. A Barca win to nil is evens at Paddy Power and Bilbao are 4/6 to win with a 3 goal headstart. Barcelona are 6/5 to win by 3 clear goals or more (Stan James).
Also tonight, Cordoba are 2/1 (William Hill) as they host a beleaguered Deportivo (7/5, Betdaq) and the Segunda based home team have a decent chance of causing an upset – the 6/5 about Cordoba on the draw on bet market is pretty good (Boylesports).
The third match of the night sees Villarreal a 13/5 chance (bet365) to pierce the decent home record of Valencia. The home team, 11/10 at Betfred, flatter to deceive a touch as most recent wins have come against weaker opposition and Villarreal are out to cause them problems tonight. Back the away team to cause an upset.