The Copa del Rey 2015-16 live stream online and televised matchup featuring Espanyol v. Barcelona will be part of the second leg schedule on Wednesday afternoon. After a fiery matchup involving these teams just last week in the first leg, both clubs’ managers have called for “calm” between these city rivals prior to this match set to take place at Cornella-El Prat Stadium. Barcelona won the important matchup last week 4-1 at Nou Camp, but not without 11 yellow cards being handed out before the game had completed. Today, they’ll look for another victory, minus the penalties, as the Copa del Rey live streaming (en vivo) and televised action will be presented via beIN Sports networks.
According to ESPNFC in their Jan. 13 game preview, Espanyol has lost to Barcelona in their previous 14 meetings. They’ve also failed to win in their past four matchups overall, falling most recently 2-1 at Eibar this past Sunday. Still, their coach Constantin Galca believes his team has what it takes to record a major win today. Galca told the media ahead of this matchup, “We must be mentally prepared to play well. It will not easy, but at least we will try. We must change the mentality and must continue with the same motivation in every game.” Among their last four games were three losses and a draw.
On the opposing side is a Barcelona team looking strong as ever, despite their recent clash with controversy. Midfielder Lionel Messi was recently awarded the FIFA Ballon d’Or, while his coach Luis Enrique was given the world coach of the year distinction. They currently lead all teams on the odds to win La Liga and Champions League for the 2015-16 seasons. Any result other than this team dominating their opponents and taking home these top prizes seems like it would be a serious shock not only to their fans, but to worldwide viewers who have come to expect such performances from Barcelona. Forward Luis Suarez will be out of today’s lineup as many fans know, due to his taunting and insulting of Espanyol players during the first leg in the tunnel.
Odds makers have Barcelona FC as 1 to 5 favorites to win La Liga and 12 to 5 favorites to win Champions League this year. They are currently two points behind Atletico Madrid on the points table but this game today could certainly help boost them back to the top. For today’s game, Espanyol has odds of 17 to 2 to win, while Barcelona is at 3 to 10, with a draw at 9 to 2 in this crucial second leg matchup. Espanyol is currently at No. 13 in the points table standings with 20 points, which is 22 behind today’s opponent and 24 behind the leaders, Atletico Madrid.
Wednesday’s Copa del Rey matchup featuring Espanyol v. Barcelona has a schedule viewing time of 3 p.m. Eastern Time in the United States. Live television coverage is available for U.S. cable and satellite viewers on beIN Sports. To watch Espanyol v. Barcelona live streaming online, U.S. cable and satellite customers can log into the beIN Sports Connect website or mobile apps for a game feed. There is no current live audio feed listed for this game on Sirius XM Satellite radio for customers.