The Betpal Football Bet of the Day takes in another Copa Del Ray fixture on Thursday, this time for the David versus Goliath fixture between Barcelona and Cordoba. Will the Catalans hammer their second tier opponents?
Match: Barcelona v Cordoba
Bet of the Day: Back Busquets to Score Anytime
Best Odds: 10.0 with Ladbrokes
Kick Off: 20:30 10/01/2013 (GMT)
The outcome of this tie looks an absolute formality. Barcelona already lead by two goals from the away leg, they have won eight from nine at home, and Cordoba have a very poor record on the road, winning just two of ten in Spain’s second Division. The prices are not attractive though – even though a home win looks almost certain. Some value can be gleaned elsewhere however, with the hosts ready to shuffle their squad. David Villa and Adriano may or may not be risked after returns from injury, but it is in midfield where the news is a little more clear cut. Xavi and Iniesta are both expected to be rested, and this could free Sergio Busquets into more advanced positions. He is a big price ‘anytime’, and this reflects the fact that he has just a single goal to his name so far this term. He will not get a better opportunity however, and if the expected glut of goals does arrive, he will be in the mix.
Football Bet of the Day
Back Sergio Busquets to Score Anytime at 10.0 with Ladbrokes.