Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Getafe play host to Real Valladolid at their Coliseum Alfonso Perez in the Copa del Rey last 16 first leg. Getafe set up a meeting with Real Valladolid but outclassing Cordoba in previous round, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the upcoming double-header against the fellow La Liga side. Los Azulones, though, have been impressive at home ground this season and we predict that they are going to emerge triumphant in the first leg. La Pucela have been struggling in La Liga of late, with the team suffering a 1-0 loss to relegation strugglers Rayo Vallecano in front of home fans at the weekend. Considering that Getafe turned their Coliseum Alfonso Perez into a real fortress, home win should be considered. When the two teams met in the suburbs of Madrid earlier this season they played out a goalless draw.
Highlighted Player (Bruno González):
Bruno Gonzales Cabrera is a product of Tenerife football academy. The 184-cm-tall defender played 77 games for los Blanquiazules before joining Real Betis in 2014. Bruno signed a three-year deal with the Andalusian outfit and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular at the La Liga club.
The centre-back scored three goals in 81 appearances for los Beticos in the league and at the end of the 2016/2017 La Liga campaign he moved to fellow Spanish club Getafe. Bruno Gonzalez was born in Las Galletas, Spain on May 24, 1990 and he has yet to make his debut for the Spain national football team.
You should bear in mind that he scored his first professional goal on December 1, 2013 in a 2-2 draw with Girona during his spell with Real Betis. His preferred foot is right and his contract with Getafe should expire on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Valladolid):
Real Valladolid is a Spanish club based in Valladolid, the part of the autonomous community of Castille and Leon. Founded in 1928, Real Valladolid play their home matches at Jose Zorilla, the venue that has the capacity 26,512. La Pucela have yet to win the La Liga title, but it is important to note that they finished fourth at the end of the 1962/1963 season.
Real Valladolid made it to the Spanish Cup final on two occasions (1949/1950, 1988/1989). In 1984 they won Copa de la Liga (League Cup), which is considered the team’s biggest success. Speaking of their European records, Real Valladolid participated in the 1989/1990 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-finals.
La Pucela are well known for their purple and white shirts, but they are known for some top-class footballers as well. The likes of Diego Costa, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Borja Fernandez, Rene Higuita, Luis Garcia and Aritz Aduriz played for Real Valladolid in the past.