Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
A spot in the Copa del Rey last 16 will be at stake when UD Logrones and Valencia take on each other at Estadio Nuevo Municipal Las Gaunas. UD Logrones set up a meeting with Valencia by beating Marino de Luanco and Cadiz, and they are now eager to claim a major scalp. The Segunda B side, though, are fully focused on securing promotion to Segunda Division, meaning that head coach Sergio Rodriguez is unlikely to field the best possible side against Valencia.
Los Che, on the other hand, are eager to give fans something to cheer about following an embarrassing (1-4) loss at Mallorca. Seeing that La Liga side will fight tooth and nail against Logrones, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. When the two teams met in the Copa del Rey in the 2010/11 season Valencia outplayed UD Logrones 7-1 on aggregate.
Highlighted Player (Geoffrey Kondogbia):
Geoffrey Kondogbia is a French football player born on 15th of February 1993 in Nemours with roots in Central African Republic. Kondogbia started his football career in the youth of RC Lens where he made his debut for the first team in season 2010/2011. After playing for Sevilla and AS Monaco Kondogbia made a transfer to Inter Milan, which paid around 35 million euro.
Knodogbia is, despite his age, a very mature football player, which plays as a defensive midfielder. Being left-footed gives Kondogbia more abilities than other players in order to open up and create space in the pitch. Kondogbia made his debut for the French national team in August 2013.
Kondogbia is a very talentful player, which will be one of the best defensive midfielders In a couple of years. The competition for a spot in the starting eleven of France is very hard, which gives Kondogbia the opportunity to focus on Inter Milan.
Highlighted Team (Valencia):
Founded on March 18, 1919, Valencia FC are a Spanish football club that compete in La Liga. Los Che play their home games at Estadio de Mestalla, the stadium which was opened back in May, 1923. The capacity of the venue is 50,000. Seeing that bats are quite common in Valencia, it is no surprise they are nicknamed the Bats.
Valencia made it to the Champions League final on two occasions (2000, 2001), but they were beaten in the title games by Real Madrid and Bayern Munchen respectively. The Spanish club, though, did well to win the UEFA Cup title in the 2003/2004 season, with the team beating Marseille in the final of the competition.
A number of top-class footballers were part of the club in the past, with the likes of Pablo Aimar, Ruben Baraja, David Albelda, Santiago Canizares, John Carew and Gaizka Mendieta all playing for the Estadio de Mestalla outfit. Valencia main colors are white and black, whilst they often where orange jerseys and shorts when playing on the travels.