After winning the 1st leg 2-0, Barcelona are completely in control of this tie and are a just 1/33 (bet365) to progress to the final.
Last week’s encounter has left Madrid without the suspended Ramos, Pepe and Mourinho (banished to the stands) and Los Merengues, 4/1 with Betfred to win, look a little light.
Both teams lost in La Liga at the weekend, a rare occurence, but both rested players and obviously had other things on their minds as they appealed disciplinary hearings. With Iniesta likely to come into the Barcelona side after training for 2 days, another possession heavy performance is likely from Barcelona.
A repeat 2-0 win for the home side is quite tempting at 8/1 (Skybet) as they look to dictate the tempo but the match could be a slow affair, suiting Barcelona much more. A clean sheet for Guardiola’s men is 7/4 (Coral) while a clean sheet combined with a win is 12/5 (Ladbrokes).
The bookies are opting for goals in this game, most giving odds on quotes for 3 goals or more as they think Madrid will come to score and be exposed but it is our opinion that Barcelona will slow the game down to a tempo that suits them and under 2.5 goals looks quite backable at 2.3 (13/10) with Betdaq.