Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Saturday’s football game at Estadio Municipal Antonio Lorenzo pits together Marbella and Real Valladolid, the two teams who meet for the first time ever in the Copa del Rey. Marbella set up a meeting with Real Valladolid by beating with a 2-1 win over Guijuelo, but Real Valladolid are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the Segunda B side than their previous rivals.
La Pucela impressed in their Copa del Rey opener, with the team rolling over Tolosa 3-0, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach against Marbella as well. Alvaro Aguado, who scored a brace in the triumph over Tolosa, will be one of the men to watch in the away team. Turkey international Unal, who impressed in a 2-2 draw with Leganes at the weekend, should lead the line for the visitors. Anyhow, away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Hacen El Ide):
Moctar Sidi el Hacen is a Mauritania international, who started his youth career at ASAC Concorde. In 2014 he moved to Spanish side Levante, but it has to be noted that he made no more than two appearances for los Levantinos in La Liga.
El Hacen joined fellow Spanish team Real Valladolid in 2018, but at the start of his spell with la Pucela he played for the reserve team. The Mauritanian footballer made his La Liga debut for the senior team in the 2018/2019 season in a 1-0 win over Girona. Moctar Sidi el Hacen started pretty early with his international career, making seven appearances for the Mauritania national team before the age of 16.
El Hacen made his Mauritania debut in a goalless draw with Gambia on March 2, 2013. The Real Valladolid player was born in Nouakchott (Mauritania) on December 31, 1997 and his main position is central midfield.
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.