Live on Skysports 4: Sat 19.00 & 21.00: Barcelona are 1/6 (Totesport) to win away at Hercules but the home team can find the net.
Barcelona’s only defeat of the season came against Hercules but bookies don’t expect lightning to strike twice as the pair square up again at Estadio Jose Rico Perez . Despite enjoying home advantage Los Herculanos are 18/1 with to complete a league double over the Catalans giants and Paddy Power price the hosts at a massive 150/1 to repeat the 2-0 success they registered at the Camp Nou back in September.
Of course given their current form, it’s impossible not to side with Barcelona, but at just 1/6 with Totesport, Pep Guardiola’s men aren’t going to pay off the mortgage so again we’re seeking value in the goals markets but on this occasion bringing the opposition into play.
Esteban Vigo’s men can’t score for toffee on the road, drawing a blank in their last seven away matches in the league but on their own patch it’s a different story entirely. They’ve struck an impressive 13 times in their last four home games and although they look likely to suffer a defeat to the league leaders, they could at least get on the scoresheet. Subsequently the best bet in Alicante is Stan James’ 11/10 for both teams to score.
Meanwhile, Deportivo have won just twice in their last dozen outings across all competitions and having won three from four in the league, Seville, at 13/10 with , can capitalise on the slump at the Riazor by collecting all three points.
Both teams to score in Hercules v Barcelona – 11/10 (Stan James)
Seville to beat Deportivo – 13/10 ()