Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Campo de Futbol de Vallecas will host Copa del Rey semi-final (first leg) between Rayo Vallecano and Real Betis. Los Vallecanos booked their place in the semis by beating Mallorca in the suburbs of Madrid, but they will have a mountain to climb in the upcoming double-header. Both Martin Merquelanz and Unai Lopez Cabrera are sidelined with injuries, while Jose Pozo is a major doubt after he was tested positive for coronavirus.
Los Beticos, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Rayo by rolling over Real Sociedad 4-0 on the road, and they are surely capable of matching los Vallecanos in the first leg. A close encounter is on the cards at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas, and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. Joaquin is a major doubt, while both Claudio Bravo and Martin Montoya should miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Radamel Falcao):
Radamel Falcao, nicknamed the “Colombian Tiger”, is considered one of the best players in the history of Colombian football. The 177-cm-tall attacker is well known for his brilliant finishing and his header technique gives him an advantage in aerial battles with opposition defenders.
Falcao was born in Santa Marta, Colombia on 10 February, 1986 and he started his senior career at Lanceros Boyaca. He played for Argentine giants River Plate between 2005 and 2009 and in 2009 he joined Porto. After scoring 41 goals in 51 league appearances for the Dragons, Falcao signed for Atletico Madrid on 18 August 2011 for a fee of €40 million.
The Colombian attacker helped los Rojiblancos win Europa League trophy in 2012, scoring 12 goals in the process. He played for Monaco in the 2013/2014 Ligue 1 campaign and in 2014 he signed a loan deal with Manchester United. He scored just 4 goals in 26 league appearances for the Red Devils and was later loaned to Chelsea before returning to Stade Louis II.
Highlighted Team (Betis):
Real Betis Balompie, better known as Real Betis, is a Spanish football club from the city Sevilla and is currently active in the Primera Division. The club hosts its home games in Estadio Benito Villamarin which holds a capacity of 57 000 spectators. The club colors of the club from Andalucia are green and white.
Real Betis is known for its rivalry with Sevilla CF. The Sevilla derby is one of the biggest in Spanish football.The most famous nickname of Real Betis is Verdiblanco’s which literally mean Greenandwhite.
The club from Sevilla had its biggest succes in 1935 where the club managed to win the Primera Division fort heir first and last time. In 1977 and 2005 Real Betis won the Copa del Rey. The biggest succes in Europe was in season 1977/1978 and 1997/1998 where the club got knocked out in the quarter final.
Famous players that ever wore the green white kit are: Denilson, Ricardo Oliveira, Finidi George, Gerrie Muhren and Ricardo.