Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Deportivo La Coruna kick off their Copa del Rey campaign with a match against Illueca at Estadio Papa Luna. The Galicians made a slow start to the season, with the team sitting in the last position in the Segunda Division standings after 20 rounds. Deportivo La Coruna are eager to make amends for the poor performances, and we are positive that boss Luis Cesar is going to field the best possible side against Illueca.
Since Luis Cesar’s troops will not have a better chance than this to return to winnings ways, we believe that away win should be considered. The Tercera Division side, on the other hand, are enitrely focused on the league as they are eyeing promotion to the Segunda B. Anyhow, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors this time out as they want this win more than the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Beto da Silva):
Born in Lima, Peru on December 28, 1996, Beto Da Silva is a Peruvian footballer who began his senior career at Sporting Cristal. The pacey attacker scored six goals in 16 appearances in the league for los Celestes and in 2016 he joined Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.
Da Silva signed a two-and-half year deal with PSV and he was immediately sent to Jong PSV. The Brazilian striker scored four goals in 27 appearances in Earste Divisie and on January 6, 2017 he was promoted to the senior team. Da Silva was an unused substitute in a 2-0 victory over Excelsior, but he did not see any game action for the the Boeren in the Eredivisie.
In the winter of 2017 he returned to his boyhood club Gremio, signing a four-year deal with the Brazilian club. Speaking of his international career, Beto da Silva made his Peru debut on May 23, 2016 in a friendly game against Trinidad & Tobago.
Highlighted Team (Deportivo):
Real Deportivo La Coruna (also known as Depor) is a Spanish football club founded in 1906 and is currently playing in the Primera Division. The Galician club hosts it’s home games in Estadio Municipal de Riazor in A Coruna. The stadium holds a capacity for 35 000 football fans. The club clolors are Blue and White.
The biggest rival of the club from A Coruna is Celta de Vigo which is a football club from the same region. The Manuel Pablo incident in 2001 shows how big the rivalry is between both Galician teams.In the last years Deportivo la Coruna is playing in different divisions in Spain.
In 1974/75 the club played in the Tercera Division. Since 1992 the club had it’s glory times with winning the league title in 2000. The Copa del Rey in 1995 and 2002. And the semi finals of the Champions League in 2004. Important players in the history of Deportivo La Coruna are: Makaay, Mauro Silva, Rivaldo and Bebeto.