Copa del Rey betting preview: Real Madrid v Barcelona
Real Madrid host Barcelona tonight in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final.
The fierce rivals are battling it out for a cup final spot against either Atletico Madrid or Sevilla.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas and defender Pepe are out with hand and ankle injuries respectively, while Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao and Angel Di Maria are all suspended.
Barcelona have a fully fit squad to choose from with Gerard Pique returning from suspension.
Jordi Alba, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas are expected to be recalled having been rested at the weekend.
Online bookmakers Bwin make Barcelona 2.05 favourites for the match, with Real offered at 3.1. The draw is priced at 3.8.
Barca’s Lionel Messi is 3.75 favourite to score the first goal, ahead of Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo at 4.5.
A 1-0 win for Real can be backed at 15.5, while a 2-1 Barcelona victory is available at 9.
Odds of 6.5 are offered on the score being level at both half time and full time.