Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Wednesday’s football game at Estadio Nuevo Arcangel pits together Cordoba and Real Sociedad. La Real head into the Copa del Rey game following a loss to Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup semis, and, no doubt, they are eager to advance to the last 16 of the competition. Even though Elustondo, Moya, Sangalli, David Silva, and Sola have been struggling with injuries of late, away win should be considered.
Cordoba, on the other hand, did well to shock Getafe in the previous round. The Green-Whites are eager to claim yet another major scalp in the Spanish Cup, but they will have a big fish to fry against Real Sociedad. The Basques are enjoying a very successful season, and seeing that rising star Mikel Oyarzabal is back to contention, we are tempted to put our money on the La Liga side this time out.
Highlighted Player (Mikel Oyarzabal):
Intelligence is not an attribute you will find in Mikel Oyarzabal’s stats with Real Sociedad but this tricky winger is a highly knowledgeable winger who will use both brain and feet while playing. For a player born in Eibar, who made his first steps in his hometown club, it was always going to be a choice between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad for Oyarzabal.
La Real saw their chance and grabbed this gem of a player at a young age, helping him develop into a proper professional throughout their youth ranks. Mikel Oyarzabal has spent the entirety of his senior career with the Basque behemoths where he’d use his ability to fill in a number of positions up top much to his own benefit.
Oyarzabal’s positioning and movement are work of a tactical genius, whereas it is his nous to find details to exploit that best define him as a player. Having come through the youth categories of the Spanish national team, Oyarzabal also has a senior cap next to his name. It was in 2016 that he also represented the Basque region, scoring on his debut to cap a 3-1 win over Tunisia.
Highlighted Team (Real Sociedad):
Real Sociedad is as Bask football club from San Sebastian. The club is playing in the La Liga since 2010 after the club got relegated to the Segunda Division. Currently the club hosts its home games in the Anoeta Stadium which holds a capacity of 32 2000 seats.
Real Sociedad was founded on 17th of September 1909 as Sociedad de Futbol and was originally founded by English immigrants. Real Sociedad was one of the founders of the highest Spanish football division.
Starting from 1939 Sociedad de Futbol changed its name to Real Socidedad. Real Sociedad had the most success in the eighties where the club managed to win the title twice.Famous players that played for Real Sociedad are: Arteta, Beguiristain, Xabi Alonso and Griezmann.