THE Spanish Cup takes centre stage tonight with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid favourites to join Real Madrid and Sevilla in the semi-finals.
Barca head to Malaga (KO 9pm) level at 2-2 while Atletico (KO 7pm) take a 2-0 first-half lead to Real Betis.
I expect La Liga's top two to progress even if the games tonight could be close-fought affairs.
So let's start with Barca who while boss Tito Vilanova received cancer treatment have been leaking more goals than usual.
It's five in two games to Malaga and then of course they suffered their first domestic defeat of the season when they went down 3-2 to Real Sociedad after leading 2-0.
Luckily for Barca they have Lionel Messi and if you assume they'll score at least two goals a game then that should be enough to see them through or another El Classico – and you can't get enough of them.
They beat Malaga 3-1 away in the league and a I can see a similar sort of scoreline. Messi is just 11-5 at Paddy Power and sportingbet to score first and no bigger than 2-5 at Stan James at any time and although it's difficult to back against the Argentine let's look at David Villa who has a good record with five in the tournament this season. He is 4-1 (various) to bag the opener.
Barca are 4-9 (various) to win on the night and 1-3 at Skybet and Stan James to qualify. Malaga, despite reaching the last 16 of the Champions League, are 6-1 at Paddy Power and BetVictor to win and 11-4 at Paddy Power to go through.
Malaga have lost their last five at home to Barca – conceding 16 goals – but have netted in four of those so consider both teams to score at 4-6 with Stan James.
Radamel Falcao is just as important to Atletico as Messi is to Barca but he's injured tonight. So it's lucky Atletico have a 2-0 lead to defend from the first leg and at the back they've been superb recently with four clean sheets on the bounce.
One away goal will mean Betis have to fire four but I don't see Atletico busting a gut unless they conceded early and that's why the home men are 14-1 at bet365 to reach the last four.
Atletico will be happy to see out a 0-0 or even a 1-1 and take a step closer to lifting the trophy so look at draw at 5-2 with BetVictor and Coral.
I've had a bit of success with first scorer in the last two days – Hooper, Benteke, Rhodes and Martinez – and I hope to Villa and Port Vale's Tom Pope to the list.
Twenty-four goal Pope is often featured on this site's Super Single contest and you can see why. He's been on fire all season and after four in four games is 4-1 (various) to hit the opener in tonight's League Two clash between Wimbledon and Port Vale (KO 7.45). Just to score Pope is 10-11 at Ladbrokes.
Leaders Vale should be looking to win this one and are 1-1 at Betfred against a second-bottom side who have won one of their last 12 home sgames.
Villa to score first
Under 2.5 goals at Betis
Pope to score first