Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Huesca and Girona face each other at Estadio El Alcoraz in a highly-anticipated Copa del Rey game. Los Azulgranas kicked off their Spanish Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over Cayon, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Girona. Midfielder Cristian Salvador, who limped off with injury in a 1-1 draw with Sporting Gijon, is unlikely to feature in Tuesday’s clash. The Catalans, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Huesca by rolling over Puertollano 5-1.
Girona are not regarded as good travelers, but they are surely capable of matching Huesca at Estadio El Alcoraz. A close encounter is on the cards, and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. Veteran striker Cristian Stuani, who found the net in a 1-1 draw with Ibiza, is likely to be rested in the Spanish Cup game.
Highlighted Player (Pedro Mosquera):
Born in A Coruna, Galicia on April 21, 1988 Pedro Mosquera is a Spanish midfielder who plays for Deportivo La Coruna. After finishing his youth career at Real Madrid, he started playing for RM Castilla at senior level and he made no less than 98 appearances for the club from 2006 to 2010.
In the summer of 2010 Pedro Mosquera joined Getafe, but he played only 39 games for the capital club in the league. In 2012 he returned to Real Madrid B, scoring five goals in 58 appearances for the club in his second spell with the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium outfit.
The 184-cm-tall midfielder then moved to Elche and after playing 25 games in La Liga for los Franjiverdes, he returned to La Coruna at the end of the 2014/2015 season, signing a deal with his boyhood club Deportivo. Pedro Mosquera has a contract with the Galician club which expires on June 30, 2021. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Girona):
After several unsuccessful attempts, finally secured promotion to Primera Division at the end of the 2016/2017 season. The Catalan outfit finished the campaign in second place in the standings, 14 points behind Levante and only two clear of third-placed Getafe. Girona play their home games at Montilivi and the capacity of the venue is 9.286.
Speaking of the club history, Girona were founded in the café Norat in La Rambla of Girona on July 23, 1930 and they played their first official game against Colonia Artigas. A number of Spanish coaches were in charge of the team in the past, but it has to be noted that Uruguayan tactician Dagoberto Moll (1965/1966) and Karoly Plattko (1948/1949) of Hungary were in charge of the club as well.
The Catalan team wear white shirts with red stripes when playing at home, while the colour of their shorts is blue. The team’s away kits are blue and black and Sporting Gijon are considered one of Girona’s fiercest rivals.