Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Estadio Mendizorrotza will host Tuesday’s Copa del Rey game between Deportivo Alaves and Sevilla. The Basques aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Real Oviedo, but they face an uphill task against the La Liga side. New signing Joaquin Panichelli could make his Alaves debut against Sevilla, while Abdel Abqar is available for selection despite being sent off in the last league match.
Jorge Sampaoli’s men, on the other hand, suffered yet another heart-breaking defeat at the weekend, with the team losing to Girona in Catalonia, and, no doubt, the Andalusians are low on spirits ahead of the trip to Vitoria. Taking everything into account, a close encounter is on the horizon, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. All En Nesyri, Montiel, and Lamela are pushing for a start, while Telles, Papu Gomez, Marcao, Delaney, and Corona missed the Girona game with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Marko Dmitrovic):
A Red Star Belgrade youth prospect, Serbian goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic never got a chance to shine at his boyhood club. The talented shot-stopper was forced to take a longer road to prominence and travelled through Hungary, England and Spain to find his place under the sun. Spells with Ujpest, Charlton Athletic and Alcoron brought nothing but disappointment for the Serbia ‘keeper, who rose to full prominence at Eibar.
Dmitrovic was voted the best player of Eibar for the 2017/18 season after not missing a single league appearance for Los Armeros. Apart from his footballing exploits, Marko Dmitrovic remains remembered for saving Angel Rodriguez Diaz’s life in a game against Getafe.
Dmitrovic was the one to unintentionally knock Angel to the ground after a duel in the box and was also the first one to pull his tongue out when it became apparent that Angel was lying still on the ground. Marko Dmitrovic is Serbia’s second choice goalkeeper who made his debut in 2017. The Eibar custodian was part of Serbia’s World Cup expedition in Russia but did not get a chance in goal with Vladimir Stojkovic being favoured between the sticks.
Highlighted Team (Sevilla):
Sevilla Futbol Club is a Spanish football club from the city Andalucia. The club is playing in the Spanish Primera Division and is playing his home games in Estadio Ramo Sanchez Pizjuan. An impressive venue with the capacity to hold 45 500 football fans. The biggest rival of Sevilla FC is city rival Real Betis Sevilla.The current second team of Sevilla is called Sevilla Atletico and is playing in the Segunda Division B. Nicknames for Sevilla are Los nervionenses and Los Rojiblancos.
Sevilla won the Spanish title once in 1946. In Spain Sevilla won the Copa del Rey 4 times. In European competitions the team had more success. The club managed to win the Europa League 4 times and is currently the most successful club in the Europa League.
The most remarkable players that played for Sevilla FC are: Suker, Zamorano, Alves, Ramos, Rakitic and the legendary Diego Maradona.