2021 Copa del Rey Semi-Finals Betting Predictions: Can Barcelona Reach the Final?
Posted: February 8, 2021
Updated: February 8, 2021
First legs of the 2020-21 Copa del Rey semi-finals take place this week
Sevilla will host Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao play against Levante
Bilbao can play in two Copa del Rey finals after playing in last season’s game this April
Only four teams are left in the 2020-21 Copa del Rey season who will play the first legs of their semi-finals this week. Sevilla will host FC Barcelona while Athletic Bilbao meet Levante at home. Barca and Bilbao are favored to win the games and go through in the 2021 Copa del Rey semi-finals betting predictions. But surely none of them will have an easy job against their opponents.
The 2020-21 Copa del Rey started last October with the Preliminary round with La Liga teams joining in the first round. Now the tournament has reached the semi-final stage with only four teams left in the competition. Surprisingly current La Liga leader Atletico Madrid have been knocked out early. They lost against third-tier Cornella 1-0 in the second round. But their big local rival, Real Madrid followed them soon after losing in the next round against Alcoyano, another team from the third division.
There are still top teams though with a chance to win the cup. With Sevilla and FC Barcelona meeting each other in the first semi-final. While in the other semi-final we find Athletic Bilbao who have the chance to win the 2020 Copa del Rey too. As the final of last year’s tournament has been postponed to this April and the 2021 final is scheduled two weeks later.
2021 Copa del Rey semi-finals betting predictions favor Barca against Sevilla
Barcelona have had a rollercoaster season so far with several ups and downs along with huge scandals. But it looks like Lionel Messi and his teammates can ignore everything around them now and get the necessary wins. Even if they need an extra-time to do so like in the case of their last Copa del Rey game against Granada. When they managed to come back to the game with Jordi Alba’s equalizer in the 92nd minute. Then in the extra time the team scored three more goals and got to the semis.
But here Ronald Koeman’s team will face a very tough opponent, Sevilla who are not likely to commit similar mistakes. The team is 4th in La Liga but only one point behind Barcelona. In their last meeting the two sides drew in Camp Nou. Now the same result has the odds of 3.50 in the 2021 Copa del Rey semi-finals betting predictions. Online sportsbooks in Spain favor the guests’ win with the odds of 2.15. But Julien Lopetegui’s side will surely aim for the victory against the Catalans. Especially Ivan Rakitic who arrived at Sevilla last summer after spending six years at Barcelona.
Bilbao can play in two finals this April
As we mentioned Athletic Bilbao will definitely play one Copa del Rey final this April against Real Sociedad. While knocking out Levante could mean their second appearance in just two weeks time. First they need to win the game at home of course which they are favored to do by online gambling sites in Spain. Athletic have the odds of 1.95 to win the first match. Los Leones haven’t had an easy route so far after their narrow wins against Ibiza, Alcoyano and Real Betis, where they only won with penalties.
But Bilbao will need a great performance in the cup after being only in 10th place in La Liga. Just like Levante who are above them in the table in 9th place. In this year’s Copa del Rey the Granotas have been playing confidently and scored 13 goals in four games. They knocked out Valladolid and Villareal in the previous rounds. And even defeated Real Madrid in the league two weeks ago. Their odds to surprise Bilbao are 3.80. While to reach the first final of the club’s history has the odds of 2.00 on bet365.