Barcelona deservedly beat Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi-finals of the week, thus boosting their morale after the poor results that plagued the team last week. Barcelona’s backline saw Real Madrid unable to take a single shot on goal at their stadium for the first time in 13 years. A victory over Valencia will mean that the title fight as a whole is clear and the Catalans will be able, for better or worse, to relax and feel comfortable. Valencia is also on the rise, at least in terms of morale, as the team was able to beat Real Sociedad, breaking a long losing streak. I think in this match Barcelona will be the favorites and on the basis of confidence after the victory over Real Madrid, the Catalans will lead at half-time.