Barcelona vs Valencia, Copa del Rey final preview: What time, what channel, team news, prediction, odds and more

A look ahead to Saturday's clash at the Benito Villamarin Stadium

Alan O'Brien
Friday 24 May 2019 14:51
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Barcelona are eyeing the domestic double when they take on Valencia in this Saturday's Copa de Rey final.

Ernesto Valverde’s men emerged triumphant in La Liga this season, finishing 11 points clear of second-place Atletico Madrid for their second league title in as many years.

However, that achievement was overshadowed by the side's stunning Champions League capitulation which saw them throw away a three-goal lead to lose to Liverpool in the semi-finals.

Barcelona have the chance to make amends this weekend but with Ernesto Valverde’s future at the Camp Nou under scrutiny, defeat to Los Che could seal his fate.

While Valencia are making their first final appearance in 11 years, Barcelona have the chance to claim a fifth consecutive title in the competition.

When is it?

Barcelona vs Valencia kicks off at 8pm BST on Saturday 25 May at the Benito Villamarin Stadium.

Where can I watch it?

The match won't be broadcast in the UK and, as such, is unavailable to watch on normal TV.

However, keep an eye out for our live blog as we bring you all the latest goals and updates from the clash.

Team news:

Luis Suarez is unavailable after undergoing knee surgery in the wake of his side's 4-0 defeat by Liverpool. He's joined on the sidelines by Marc-Andre ter Stegen who is still experiencing discomfort in his knee.

There are also doubts over Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho, Arthur and Nelson Semedo.

Luis Suarez is unavailable for the clash 

Semedo suffered a clash of heads in Barcelona's final league game of the season against Eibar. The Calatans announced this week “his return to training will be monitored” ahead of the weekend clash.

Prediction: Barcelona 3-1 Valencia

Valencia haven't lost to Barcelona this season, having forced a 1-1 and 2-2 draw in their two domestic meetings. And despite their Europa League elimination at the hands of Arsenal, Los Che ended their season on a high in pipping Getafe to Spain's final Champions League space. But in light of Barcelona's La Liga domination, it's hard to see the Spanish champions coming out of this clash without a fifth piece of silverware for Valverde.

Odds (after 90 minutes):

Barcelona to win: 1/2

Valencia to win: 5/1

Draw: 7/2

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