Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Pontevedra and Mallorca take on each other at Estadio Municipal de Pasaron in the Copa del Rey last 32. Pontevedra are eyeing their third consecutive win in all competitions, and, no doubt, they are eager to claim a major scalp in the Spanish Cup. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be talented Senegal forward Libasse Gueye, who scored a brace against los Insulares, while Mario Ortiz should miss out with injury.
Los Bermellones, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Getafe. Mallorca are seen as favourites to win Wednesday’s clash, but given their difficulties on the road, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Speaking of the visiting side, all Nastasic, Ndiaye, and Kadewere should be recalled to the starting XI, while both Valjent and Ruiz de Galarreta are back from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Predrag Rajkovic):
Predrag Rajkovic is a professional footballer who plays for Stade Reims and the Serbian National team. Born on the 31st of October, 1995, the Serbian goalkeeper spent his youth career with Hajduk Velijko and Jagodina before signing a professional contract, his first, with the latter in 2012.
His first professional appearance came on the 9th of March, 2013, in a Serbian Superliga match against Partizan. A two-year stint at Red Star Belgrade succeeded Rajkovic's time at Jagodina, after which he moved to Israel to join Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2015. At Aviv, the six-foot-tall established himself as a first-team regular, and in his four-year spell at the club, he made 192 appearances, kept 90 clean sheets and won the Toto Cup.
The 24-year old now plays in Ligue one with Stade Reims and is on a contract that expires in 2023. At the International level, Rajkovic is a former youth international and has capped at every youth level for Serbia. He made his senior team debut meanwhile on the 14th of August, 2013, in a friendly match against Colombia.
Highlighted Team (Mallorca):
Thanks to a win over Deportivo La Coruna in the 2018/2019 Segunda Division play-offs final Mallorca secured promotion to Primera Division. Los Bermellones returned to the Spanish top flight following a six-year absence. Over the years Mallorca have turned their Estadi de son Moix into a real fortress, with the team producing much better showings at home than on the travels.
Opened in June 1999, the venue can hold up to 23,142 people. The club based in Balearic Islands are well known for their red shirts with one black stripe and black shorts. Mallorca’s away colours are white and red. Former Barcelona and Inter ace Samuel Eto’o is undisputedly the most notable footballer who played for the club.
Back in 1999 Mallorca made it to the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup final, with the team suffering a 2-1 loss to Lazio in the title game. Four years later los Bermellones won Spanish Copa del Rey, which is considered the club’s biggest success.