Valencia will host at their home ground Real Zaragoza within the second matches of the round of 32 of Copa del Rey. The first match between the opponents, which was held at Zaragoza’s field ended in a victory for the Bats with a score of 2:0. Basically, the upcoming match is turning into a training of high responsibility, as it is hard to imagine that the current Valencia which are fighting Barcelona for the title of the strongest team in Spain, will lose to a team from Segunda with a two-goal difference.
Last weekend Valencia hosted Barca at Mestalla and even had chances to defeat the leader of the Spanish championship. Rodrigo opened a score on the 60th minute of the match and Jordi Alba regained status quo on the 82nd minute of the match. After the split of points the Levantese kept the second position in the peloton, but Atletico and Real have approached the Bats on a four-point distance.
Real Zaragoza represent the second best division in the Spanish football and after sixteen played rounds in Segunda the future guests are situated on the 14th position, having 19 points in their asset. Within the last five games Zaragoza managed to win only once with two defeats and two draws.
It is very important for Valencia to bring back fans to the stands and to do so, they need to win in a maximum number of domestic matches. It is unlikely that Marcelino will put out to play the first squad against the team from Segunda, but it should not prevent Valencia from achieving a confident victory in the upcoming game.
Prediction for the match: Valencia to win with -1.5 Asian handicap