Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
A spot in the Copa del Rey last 32 will be at stake when La Nucia and Elche face each other at Estadi Olimpic Gamilo Cano. Cesar Ferrando’s troops kicked off their Copa del Rey campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Calahorra, but they are on a four-game winless run in Segunda Division B. La Nucia face an uphill task in Wednesday’s clash, and, one thing is for sure, they will adopt a defence-minded approach against Elche.
The La Liga side, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Athletic Club. Los Franjiverdes are on a ten-game winless run in the Spanish top flight, and, no doubt, a win over La Nucia in the Copa del Rey will give them a confidence boost. Elche footballers are likely to fight tooth and nail against La Nucia, and we predict that they will prove their worth on the field.
Highlighted Player (Coke):
Coke began his professional career at Rayo Vallecano, playing 180 games for the capital club between 2005 and 2011. The pacey full back joined Sevilla in June, 2011 and he made a right decision when he moved to the fellow La Liga side.
The Spanish footballer, who is capable of playing as both full back and a winger, won three UEFA Europa League trophies with los Sevillanos (2014, 2015, 2016) and he made it to the Spanish Cup final in the 2015/2016 season with the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan outfit. Sevilla, though, failed to make life difficult for Barcelona in the title game. After spending five years in Andalusia, Coke signed a three-year contract with Schalke on 31 July, 2016 for a fee of €5 million.
However, before the start of the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign he suffered a serious injury in a warm-up game against Bologna. Speaking of his international career, Coke has one cap for Spain U16, but he has yet to make his debut for the first team.
Highlighted Team (Levante ):
Levante Union Deportiva is a Spanish football club from the city Valencia and is playing in the highest Spanish football division since 2010. The club is the second biggest of Valencia after the very known football club Valencia CF. The Valencia derby is one of the most hectic football games in the region. The nickname of Levante UD is Las Granotes which literally means the frogs. The club host it’s home games in the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium which holds a capacity of 26 000 seats. The club colors of Levante are blue and red.
The biggest success of Levante UD was in 1937 where the club won the Copa del Rey. Other prizes Levante won in lower divisions are the Segunda Division A in 2004 and the Seguda Division B in 1999. Famous players that played for Levante are Johan Cruyff, Sergio Garcia, Arveladze and Juanfran.