Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
A place in the Copa del Rey semis will be at stake when Almeria and Sevilla face each other at Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos on Tuesday evening. An entertaining Andalusian derby is on the cards, but Sevilla are seen as hot favourites to make it to the Spanish Cup semis. January signing Papu Gomez is widely expected to make his Sevilla debut against Almeria, with Rakitic, El Haddadi, and Diego Carlos pushing for a start.
Almeria, on the other hand, defeated Osasuna and Alaves in the previous two Copa del Rey rounds, and, no doubt, they are eager to claim yet another major scalp. Jose Gomes’ troops are undefeated in the previous four home fixtures, but Sevilla are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals. Even though Julen Lopetegui should opt to make changes to the starting XI, away win should be considered.