Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Lorca Deportiva will be looking to build on a splendid 4-1 win over Huercal Overa when they take on Osasuna in the Copa del Rey round 1. The Tercera Division side have been in a fine form in the first half of the season, and, as a result, they occupy the second position in the standings after 17 rounds. A man to watch in the home team will be Andres Carrasco, who has already netted 12 goals in the Tercera Division this term.
Osasuna, on the other hand, have been performing above expectations in the 2019/2020 La Liga campaign. Los Rojillos are on the right track to secure the Primera Division survival, which is undisputedly the team’s main goal. Seeing that Osasuna do not have big ambitions for the new Copa del Rey season, we are tempted to put our money on the underdogs this time out.
Highlighted Player (Roberto Torres):
After scoring 23 goals in 132 appearances for Osasuna B, Roberto Torres made his first-team debut on 11 December 2011. He came as a substitute in a 1-1 draw with Malaga, but he played no more than two league games for los Rojillos in the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign. However, he was making progress year by year and he made 42 appearances for Osasuna in the 2015/2016 Segunda Division campaign.
Roberto Torres is one of the players who helped the team secure promotion to Primera Division and it has to be noted that the midfielder scored 12 goals in the 2015/2016 season.
Roberto Torres’ contract with Osasuna expires in 2018. The 178-cm-tall player was born in Pamplona, on 7 March, 1989. His main position is attacking midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a central midfielder as well. He scored his first goal in Primera Division in a 2-4 loss to Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 campaign.
Highlighted Team (Osasuna):
Osasuna are a Basque football team that plays in Spanish La Liga. Los Rojillos are based in Pamplona and and the club were founded in 1920. Estadio El Sadar has been the home of Osasuna since 1967 and the capacity of the stadium is 19,800.
The colour of Osasuna’s home kit is red, while the team’s shorts are navy blue. Los Rojillos dropped to the Segunda Division at the end of the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign, but they did not spend too many time in the Spanish second tier. The club returned to the elite division in 2016 after beating Girona in the play-offs.
Osasuna made it to the Spanish Copa del Rey final in 2005, but they eventually lost to Real Betis after extra time in the title game. The meaning of the word Osasuna is “health” in Basque and it is used in a sense of strength.