CD Leganés and Villarreal face in Municipal Stadium of Butarque, in a match for this phase of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and drew 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 03-12- 2017, for the First Division, the CD Leganés won by (3-1). Diego Rico (72 ‘), N. El Zhar (81’) and Gabriel (90 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for CD Leganés, and Dani Raba (60′), for Villarreal.
The home team reaches this phase of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals) after having eliminated Real Valladolid, after a home win by (1-0) and a win by (1-2) away in the previous eliminatory. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Levante by (0-0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, CD Leganés won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 10 of the last 22 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 15 out of 22 have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 11 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 6 games in which they suffered the first goal.
The Leganés comes to this performance after a forced draw, to zero, in the visit to the Levante arena. The greater valence of the local team resides in the capacity to take advantage of the air game, being that its players are implacable in that moment. To point out that from the defensive point of view the difficulties increase when the opposing team attacks through the flanks. The Frenchman Beauvue is the player responsible for making sense of the opponent’s defense, since his highest quality is the finalization. The local coach will not be able to count on Omar, Brasanac, Mantovani, Siovas and Serantes, who are recovering from injuries.
The visiting team reached this phase of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals) after having eliminated Ponferradina, with a victory by (3-0) at home and a defeat by (1-0) away in the previous round. The team comes to this match after a win away with Valencia by (0-1). In the last 10 away matches Villarreal has won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 16 of the last 32 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 20 out of 32 have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 15 matches, they only got 1 comeback in the 6 matches in which they suffered the first goal. In the last 15 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 6 of their 17 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Villarreal arrive at this game motivated, after a triumph outsider, by 0-1, in the visit to the arena of Valencia: Bacca, at minute 24 ‘, scored the only goal of the game. It is possible that the visiting team prefer the right flank to attack, taking advantage of the depth offered by right-back Mario Gaspar. Despite being a team that likes to act in their own midfield, it also manages to leave very easily for the counterattack. Of emphasizing that in the defensive moment the Villarreal shows signs of being a very aggressive team, allowing little space to the rivals. The visiting coach can not count on Sansone, Soriano, Rubén Semedo and Andrés Fernández, all injured.
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