2018/19 Copa del Rey Finals will take place on Estadio Benito Villamarin in Sevilla (Real Betis home field) between Barcelona and Valencia. Barcelona have won the cup four years in a row and hoping to extend their record to a half of decade. Valencia have not won the cup since 2007/08, and this was Valencia´s latest triumph. If you can wait to know more about it, follow the Geeks tips!
Barcelona secured the league title early this season and is now aiming for the domestic “Double”. Barcelona have had some difficulties against Valencia this season, both meetings ended in a draw. Since Barcelona won the league early, the focus was on the Champions League. Although Barcelona had a 3-0 lead from the first game, Barcelona lost and was eliminated by Liverpool. To reach the final Barcelona have beaten Leonesa, Levante, Sevilla and Real Madrid. Common for all opponents is that Barcelona concede goals. Also for the Saturday game Barcelona have some injury problems with Arthur, Coutinho, Dembélé, Suarez and ter Stegen – all out for the game.
Even though Valencia was eliminated from the Europa League Semi-Final by losing in total 7-3 to Arsenal, Valencia won the last three league games and secured the last Champions League spot (4th place). Valencia route to the finals have been with wins against Ebro, Sporting Gijon, Getafe and Betis. Valencia have scored in all matches except for the away game against Getafe. On the injury list, Valencia have Kondogbia and Cheryshev out for the game.
Last eight games (Barcelona 5, Draw 3, Valencia 0):
2 Feb 2019 Barcelona 2-2 Valencia
7 Oct 2018 Valencia 1-1 Barcelona
14 Apr 2018 Barcelona 2-1 Valencia
8 Feb 2018 Valencia 0-2 Barcelona
1 Feb 2018 Barcelona 1-0 Valencia
26 Nov 2017 Valencia 1-1 Barcelona
19 Mar 2017 Barcelona 4-2 Valencia
22 Oct 2016 Valencia 2-3 Barcelona
With regard for Barcelona´s injury list and Valencia´s recent performance we might see a close game on Saturday. Valencia strikers Moreno and Mina have both scored four goals in the tournament, while Barcelona have Lionel Messi.