Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Real Madrid have been struggling under Julen Lopetegui in the 2018/2019 season and a win over Melilla will surely help them regain a much-needed confidence. Los Blancos suffered a shocking loss to Leganes in the Copa del Rey last season and, no doubt, they are eager to go all the way in the prestigious competition this term. Real Madrid are likely to fight tooth and nail against Melilla and regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the capital club. Melilla are leading the Segunda B standings ahead of the visit of Real Madrid, but they will have a big fish to fry in Wednesday’s football match against the star-studded side. This match is of big importance for the visitors and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field.
Highlighted Player (Karim Benzema):
Striker Karim Benzema came through his youth club Bron Terraillon in Olympique Lyon were he went through all the youth teams.
On January 15, 2005 Benzema made his debut for the first team of Lyon that season but did not have much playing time. In the 2007-2008 season he was indeed a permanent fixture in the team and he got his break . He grew that season right into a crowd favorite and clubs like Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan showed interest in him.
Benzema in 2008 (like 2005, 2006, and 2007) was in the champions with Olympique Lyon and had no interest in leaving France. In 2008, Karim was named best French footballer.
Highlighted Team (Real Madrid):
Real Madrid is a Spanish football club based in Madrid. Real Madrid participate in La Liga (Primera Division) and they have won 32 domestic titles. On the other hand, los Blancos have won 13 European Cup titles and that is the main reason why they are considered the biggest football club in the world.
Real Madrid play their home matches at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and the capacity of the stadium is 84,454. Cristiano Ronaldo is the club’s most successful footballer in the 21st century and the Portuguese superstar has won two Golden Ball awards.
The likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Zinedine Zidane, Raul Gonzalez Blanco, David Beckham and Iker Casillas are star players who were part of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outfit in the past. Real Madrid’s bitterest rivals are Barcelona, but the rivalry between local rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is big as well. Real Madrid’s home kit is white and, as a result, the team’s nickname is los Blancos (the Whites).