Espanyol and Levante meet at RCDE Stadium, in a match for this phase of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals). The history of direct matches played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 6 matches won 3 and tied 3. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 10-13-2017 , for the First Division, the two teams tied by (0-0). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team reaches this stage of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals) after having eliminated Tenerife, after a home victory by (3-2) and a draw by (0-0) away in the tie previous. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 13 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home win against Atletico Madrid by (1-0). In the last 10 home matches Espanyol has won 6, tied 1 and lost 3. In their home matches there is a tendency to have few goals, since 9 of the last 22 matches have ended with Menos de 1.5 goals In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 6 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Espanyol come to this game motivated, after a win at home, 1-0, at the reception of Atletico Madrid: Sergio Garcia, at minute 88 ‘, scored the only goal of the match. The Spaniard Gerard Moreno is the player responsible for putting the adversary’s defenses into meaning, since his highest quality is the finalization. The greatest valence of the locals is the counterattack, being that it has fast and strong players in the hand to hand. The local coach will not be able to count on Jairo Morillas and Sergio Sánchez, both injured.
The visiting team reached this phase of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals) after having eliminated Girona, with a draw by (1-1) at home and a win by (0-2) away in the previous round. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 13 conceded; against 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 21 conceded. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with CD Leganés by (0-0). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Levante won 3, drew 5 and lost 2. In 15 games, never got the comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 9 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘); He suffered 3 of his 7 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
The Levante comes to this game after a home draw, to zero, in the reception to Leganés. It is possible that the visiting team prefers the right flank to attack, taking advantage of the depth offered by right-back Pedro López. Despite being a team that likes to play in its own midfield, it also manages to leave very easily for the counterattack. To point out that in the defensive moment, the Levant shows signs of being a very aggressive team, allowing little space to the opponent. Coach Juan Muñiz will not be able to count on Alex Alegría, Roger Martí, Cheick Doukouré, Iván López and Chema, injured.
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