Barcelona will be high on confidence in the Copa del Rey after coming from 2-0 down on aggregate against Sevilla to win 6-1 in the second leg at Camp Nou.
Ernesto Valverde’s side did, however, drop points at home in La Liga this weekend against Valencia. Despite Messi’s injury, the Blaugrana did dispose of Real Madrid quite easily without him back in their first meeting of the campaign.
Barcelona- Lionel Messi is in the squad but won’t start after picking up a minor thigh problem against Valencia at the weekend.
Jordi Alba will definitely start at left-back as he is suspended for league action this coming weekend.
Real Madrid– Santiago Solari has no fresh injury concerns, but should give Keylor Navas his usual chance in goal for the cup.
Sergio Reguilon has been in great form and should hold his place ahead of Marcelo.
Gareth Bale, Vinicius Jr and Karim Benzema are likely to be Los Blancos’ go-to attacking trio.
Barcelona have seen over 2.5 goals in 24 of their last 27 matches against Real Madrid in all competitions.
Real Madrid are undefeated in 34 of their last 38 matches (Copa del Rey).
Real Madrid have scored at least 3 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (Copa del Rey).
Real Madrid have been winning at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 6 matches (Copa del Rey).
Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches against Real Madrid in all competitions.
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