Copa del Rey Semi-final - 1st leg - Real Madrid vs. Barcelona - Game Odds

On January 30th, 2013 at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid are hosts to their archrival Barcelona in the 1st leg of the Copa del rey semi-final. This should be a great match.

Real Madrid eliminated Valencia in the quarter-final winning at home 2-0 and drawing 1-1 in Valencia. Barcelona eliminated Malaga playing 2-2 at home and winning 2-4 at La Rosaleda.

Real Madrid will be playing the first leg against Barcelona without their number one goalie and captain Iker Casillas, 2nd captain Sergio Ramos as well as Pepe, Fabio Contrao and Angel Di Maria due to a mix of injuries and suspensions.

Copa del Rey semi-final matchup - Real Madrid vs. Barcelona - 1st leg - El Clasico - Team and tournament logos

Barcelona are favourites to win the match in Madrid.

Real Madrid 15/8
Draw 13/5
Barcelona 13/10

This means that a $100 bet on Real Madrid would yield a total of $187 while the same bet on Barcelona would yield $130.

Last time these two sides met was in Barcelona on October 7th, 2012 as part of the Spanish Primera (Spanish League) and the score in that match was 2-2. The two teams met in the Copa del Rey last season in the quarter-final and Barcelona advanced by winning 4-3 on aggregate.

In the league, Barcelona are in 1st place, well ahead of 3rd place Real. For Madrid and their coach Jose Mourinho winning this Copa del Rey duel is an imperative to save the season on the home front. How will they do without several of their star players?

The 2nd leg of this tie will be played at the end of February at Camp Nou in Barcelona.

The game between Real Madrid and Barcelona is one of the most entertaining matchups in the world of football. It is often referred to as the El Clasico.

The winner of the Real vs. Barca semi-final will play the winner of Atletico Madrid vs. Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final.