Half-Time/Full-Time - Barcelona/Barcelona
Total Goals - Over 2.5
Not many people expected a duel between Linares Deportivo and Barcelona in this round of Copa del Rey, but here we are. So, we have prepared a detailed preview of this match for you.
Our free Linares Deportivo vs Barcelona betting tips and picks
If you can't decide on the best bet for Linares Deportivo vs Barcelona, check our top betting predictions for this game:
Barcelona to Win at Half Time and Full Time
Although they've won four of the last five matches in Primer RFEF and they've surprised Alaves in the last round of Copa del Rey, Linares is clearly a huge outsider in this game.
After all, Barcelona is one of the biggest teams in Spain and while they have been struggling a bit this season, they should have no problem in dealing with a team from the third-tier Spanish league. So, our prediction is for Barcelona to win this game, after leading at half time.
Over 2.5 Total Goals
Since these two teams haven't met before, we don't have a way to look at their h2h history to see how many goals could we expect. Still, Barcelona is a huge favourite and we can see this match going over 2.5 total goals.
In addition to this, Linares Deportivo averaged 2.65 goals per game in Primera RFEF this season, while Barcelona averaged 2.74 goals per game in La Liga until now.
The latest odds and stats for Linares Deportivo vs Barcelona
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Linares Deportivo vs Barcelona – Team news, lineups, form, etc.
This will be a true football fest for the home team and a chance to face the giants, so we expect an exciting game. Let's now take a look at both teams:
Four wins and one draw in the last five league matches mean that Linares Deportivo is in the best form of the season, especially if we also add their victory over Alaves in Copa del Rey into the mix. Still, the team is only 14th in the standings due to their poor form earlier in the season.
So, we can expect to see a similar lineup to the one that we saw in the previous round of the Spanish cup when Linares eliminated Alaves, which should look something like this:
Linares Deportivo predicted lineup:
Brimah – Perejon, Lara, Gomez, Barbosa – Sanchidrian, Alex, Rodri, Carnicer – Diaz, Etxaniz
After three straight wins in La Liga, Valencia suffered a surprising loss at home to Espanyol. Despite this, the team is still in good position since they are currently eighth in the standings and just four points away from a spot that leads to Champions League. So, Valencia is doing pretty well so far.
Barcelona will again be without Depay, Sergi Roberto, Pedri, Fati and Braithwaite through injuries, in addition to Coutinho, Ezzalzouli, Gavi, Dembele, Balde, Alba and Dest who tested positive for coronavirus
Barcelona predicted lineup:
Neto – Mingueza, Lenglet, Umtiti, Araujo – Nico, Busquets, Puig – Akhomach, L de Jong, Jutgla
Frequent questions for Linares Deportivo vs Barcelona
- Who is the favourite in this game? Barcelona is the clear favourite at 3/10 (1.30) odds.
- When is the game scheduled for? The game is scheduled for 6:30 pm GMT, on Wednesday, January 5th.
- What is the venue of the game? The venue of the game is Estadio Municipal de Linarejos in Linares.