Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Estadio Municipal de Ipurua will host Wednesday’s Copa del Rey game between Eibar and Mallorca. Los Armeros recorded a hard-fought 3-2 win over Real Sociedad B at the weekend, with the team keeping their automatic promotion hopes alive. All Correa, Rahmani, Etxeita, Sol, and Llorente are pushing for a start as head coach Gaizka Gaitano should opt to make changes to the team that won the Basque derby.
Los Bermellones, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to hit-by-coronavirus Barcelona at the weekend. Mallorca are eager to get back on course as soon as possible, and seeing that Eibar are fully focused on Segunda Division, away win should be considered. All Greif, Hoppe, Junior, and Kubo are rated doubtful for the match, while Raillo misses out with an ankle problem. In their last meeting in a competitive match Mallorca defeated Eibar 2-1.
Highlighted Player (Yoshinori Muto):
Yoshinori Muto joined FC Tokyo youth school at the age of 16 and he remained at the club until 2010. After spending three years at Keio University, the Japanese striker returned to Tokyo in 2013 and it has to be noted that he played 51 league matches for FC Tokyo, scoring 23 goals for the club.
On 30 May, 2015 Muto signed a contract with Mainz and he has been playing for the Bundesliga outfit ever since. Muto made 20 appearances for Mainz in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign, scoring seven league goals for the club. The pacey attacker made his Japan debut on 5 September, 2014 in a friendly against Uruguay. He came as a substitute after 58 minutes, replacing Yusuke Minagawa. He scored his first goal for the Samurai Blue four days later in a 2-2 draw with Venezuela.
Yoshinori Muto was born in Tokyo on 15 July, 1992. Muto is a centre forward and his side positions are left wing and attacking midfield. His market value on 22 July, 2016 was €5.5 million.
Highlighted Team (Mallorca):
Thanks to a win over Deportivo La Coruna in the 2018/2019 Segunda Division play-offs final Mallorca secured promotion to Primera Division. Los Bermellones returned to the Spanish top flight following a six-year absence. Over the years Mallorca have turned their Estadi de son Moix into a real fortress, with the team producing much better showings at home than on the travels.
Opened in June 1999, the venue can hold up to 23,142 people. The club based in Balearic Islands are well known for their red shirts with one black stripe and black shorts. Mallorca’s away colours are white and red. Former Barcelona and Inter ace Samuel Eto’o is undisputedly the most notable footballer who played for the club.
Back in 1999 Mallorca made it to the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup final, with the team suffering a 2-1 loss to Lazio in the title game. Four years later los Bermellones won Spanish Copa del Rey, which is considered the club’s biggest success.