Villarreal – Espanyol SOCCER PICKS
Villarreal and Espanyol meet at Camp El Madrigal, in a match for this phase of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 09-21-2017, in a match for the Primera División that ended in a draw by (0-0).
The home team reaches this phase of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals) after having eliminated Almería, after a home win by (8-0) and a tie by (3-3) away in the tie previous. In the last match that they played, for the First Division, they drew with Eibar away by (0-0). In the last 10 home matches Villarreal has a record of 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 14 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).
The Villarreal enters this match after an outside draw, to zero, in the displacement to the Eibar field. It is possible that the local team will prefer the left wing corridor to attack, taking advantage of the depth offered by left-back Alfonso Pedraza. Despite being a team that likes to act in their own midfield, it also manages to leave very easily for the counterattack. It should be noted that at the defensive moment Villarreal is usually a very aggressive team, giving little space to rivals. The coach of the premises will not be able to count on Miguelón, Bruno Soriano and Mariano Barbosa, for being injured.
The visiting team arrives at this phase of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals) after having eliminated Cádiz, with a victory by (1-0) at home and a defeat by (2-1) out in the previous tie. In the last match they played, for the First Division, they won against CD Leganés at home by (1-0). In the last 10 away matches Espanyol has a record of 1 win, 3 draws and 6 losses. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 11 home matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 6 of their 9 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘); He suffered 6 of his 15 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Espanyol enter this motivated action, after a triumph at home, 1-0, in the reception at Leganés: Borja Iglesias, at minute 9 ‘, scored the only goal of the match. The Spaniard Borja Iglesias is responsible for putting the adversary’s defenses into meaning, with the highest quality being the final. The greatest valence of the visitors are the counterattacks, being that it has fast and strong players in the hand to hand. The technician of the strangers will not be able to count on Oscar Duarte, to be injured.