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Copa del Rey Round of 16 – Betting Preview

Copa de Rey matches

There are some great matches on the horizon in the Spanish Cup that are looking to be quite exciting for many fans.

Copa del Rey will commence on Tuesday evening and will continue throughout Wednesday until it culminates on Thursday with thrilling encounters. Celts Vigo will take on Athletic Bilbao while Malaga will play against Levante, according to Spanish gambling laws. On Wednesday (January 7th), Valencia will host Espanyol, while perhaps the most anticipated game will take place between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.

On Thursday (January 8th), many sporting fans will have a chance to witness some amazing action which will see Barcelona clash with Elche while Sevilla will play against Granada away. Overall there will be a 8 matches between Tuesday and Thursday so punters should keep a lookout for the best possible odds for these games.

Tuesday games looking to offer a great deal of fun

Athletic Bilbao have so far managed to progress through the Spanish Cup competition without any serious opponents and it seems that they are set to overcome their challenge against Celta Vigo away from home. Some punters like to look at the league table for some guidance when it comes to betting, however at times that may not always be the most effective benchmark but we will nevertheless take a look at it.

Celta Vigo are currently in 9th position with a home record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, which has granted 20 points. Athletic Bilbao on the other hand are far away from the team that they used to be as they hold a low 12th spot and have an away record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. Online sportsbooks in Spain believe that both teams are somewhat equal but are still giving the hosts are upper leg 2.40 (7/5), while Athletic Bilbao have been dealt odds of 2.90 (19/10), per Bet365.

• A great match will take place between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid
• Celta Vigo and Athletic Bilbao face an uncertain game against one another
• Elche doesn’t stand a chance against Barcelona

Malaga haven’t performed splendidly in the league this season as they find themselves in 7th position on the table. However, Bet365 has ranked them as favorites 1.57 (4.7) against Levante at home on Tuesday evening. The visitors have been assigned highly unlikely odds of 6.00 (5/1), considering their recent lackluster performances.

If we were to observe the results in the league, then we would see that the Andalusian side are far ahead of the Valencia based team, who are currently fighting with everything they have to stay out of the relegation zone. Levante are trying to dig themselves out of the 17th position so that they would stay clear of danger, however the game against Malaga is different. The most that they can hope for is a tie which stands at 3.80 (14/5).

Wednesday and Thursday games will showcase thrilling matchups

Atletico Madrid won the Spanish league last season however now they have been severely weakened by the departures of some high profile players. They sit in third with 38 points behind Real Madrid and Barcelona but taking into account their side this season, as compared to last season, they are set to miss out on the big trophies in Spain.

They will host their fierce rivals Real Madrid on Wednesday evening in what promises to be one spectacular showpiece for millions of adoring fans. Los Blancos seem that they are under a spell at the moment as any team that they face is easily overcome. That is why Bet365 has identified them as favorites 2.10 (11/10) despite the fact that Atletico are playing at home. Both a draw and a win for hosts stands at 3.40 (12/5), however neither seem very likely.

Barcelona will play against Elche on Thursday night where they will try to overcome their recent loss to David Moyes’ Real Sociedad in the league. The good news for them is that they will be playing at home where they retain a very impressive record in La Liga (7 wins, 0 draws and 1 loss).

As per Spanish gambling laws, Bet365 offers a wide range of betting options and for this encounter they believe that the Catalan side should have the capacity to easily overcome their opponents 1.083 (1/12). Taking into consideration that Elche are last in the league and maintain an away record of 1 loss, 2 draws and 5 losses, the best result that they can hope for is a tie 10.00 (9/1), which is rather unlikely.

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