Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
After shocking Eibar in the previous round, Badajoz will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Granada at their Estadio Municipal Nuevo Vivero. Badajoz are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and they rarely concede when playing in front of home fans. Since the Segunda B side are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey clash, we believe that there is a big value in betting on under 2.5 goals.
Granada, on the other hand, look solid at the back as well. Considering that the Andalusians are not regarded as good travellers, we do not believe that fans will see goals galore at Estadio Municipal Nuevo Vivero. It has to be noted that the two teams meet for the first time ever in the Spanish Cup.
Highlighted Player (Rui Silva):
Born on the 7th of February, 1994, Rui Silva is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Granada in LaLiga. The Maia born started his football journey playing Futsal before eventually joining the youth setup at Maia FC in 2006. After six years of development, he got recruited by C.D Nacional and signed a professional contract with the club in 2012.
Two years later, on the 26th of January, 2014, he made his professional debut in a Portuguese Super Cup group game against Leixoes SC and kept a clean sheet. The 6ft 3-inch tall goalkeeper went on to make over 50 appearances for the club before leaving for Spain in 2017 to join his current club Granada FC on a four-and-a-half-year deal.
Additionally, the 25-year-old has represented Portugal at the youth level, winning his standalone cap for its under-21 team in a friendly against England on the 13th of November, 2014.
Highlighted Team (Granada):
Granada are an Andalusian football club that plays in Spanish La Liga. The club were founded on 14 April, 1931 and they have yet to win the Primera Division trophy. El Grana, though, booked their place in the Spanish Cup final in 1959, but Barcelona proved to be a big catch for the Andalusian outfit.
Granada host their rivals at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes, the stadium that was built in 1995. The capacity of the stadium is 23,934. Granada’s main rivals are fellow Andalusian team Sevilla, but Real Betis are regarded as the club’s bitter rivals as well.
The likes of Yacine Brahimi, Juan Aguero, Gustavo Benitez, Pahinho, Denis Milar, Julio Montero Castillo, Capi, Cesar and Jose Mingorance are famous players that were part of the Estadio El Sadar outfit in the past. The original colour of Granada’s kits were blue and white, but after the Spanish Civil War the club chiefs bought new ones (red and white).