Barcelona ready for Valencia test in 2019 Copa del Rey Final

2019 Copa del Rey Final, Saturday, May 25, 3 p.m. EDT (ESPN Deportes), Sevilla, Spain

Barcelona (-175) vs. Valencia (+450), draw (+320). Odds by BetStars NJ

After a stunning collapse in the Champions League semifinal, La Liga Champion Barcelona has to pick itself up for one more match this season.

The Blaugrana will get a chance to win another piece of silverware Saturday, but they will face a tough test from a Valencia team that had to battle down to the final day of the season to finish fourth, and clinch a spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League.

Barcelona has not lost to Valencia in the last eight games the two have played (5-0-3), but the two games this season were both draws, 1-1 in October and 2-2 in February.

How much will blowing a 3-0 home lead to Liverpool in the Champions League weigh on Barcelona? Enough time has passed that Lionel Messi’s squad should be in a decent mind frame, but if Valencia can get an early goal, it could turn into a very interesting contest.

On Fan Duel, Lionel Messi is +240 to be the first goalscorer in the match, while he is -190 to score at any time. You can also get him at +290 to score multiple goals.

Barcelona is +155 to score three or more goals.

Photo by Nathan Rogers

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