Barcelona Clear Favourites To Win on Wednesday

Published on January 5th, 2016 5:36 pm EST

The Copa del Rey will continue this week with a number of different games, including Barcelona playing host to Espanyol.

There will be a total of eight Round of 16 games played this week, including Barcelona vs Espanyol, Rayo vs Atletico Madrid and Real Betis vs Sevilla. Real Madrid is notable in their absence, as they were disqualified from the tournament in the last round.

Next week, the second leg of the matches will take place to finalize the quarter-final teams.

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Barcelona, which is the defending champion of the event, is the clear favourite to defeat Espanyol in the Round of 16 match.

Here are the odds for Wednesday's game in Barcelona:

Barcelona, 1.10
Draw, 10.00
Espanyol, 21.00

Barcelona is expected to have their full slate of superstars in the line-up on Wednesday, as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, Jr. are all expected to play.

Names like Felipe Caicedo and Gerard Moreno are going to be called upon by Espanyol to try to score against Barcelona, which will certainly not be an easy task.

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Espanyol may be holding out some hope for this match thanks to a La Liga result last week which saw them draw the powerful squad from Barcelona at home.

It is tough to imagine, however, that Barcelona will let the same thing happen twice, which is why they are such a big favourite to win on Wednesday.

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