Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
All eyes will be on Estadio de Vallecas when Rayo Vallecano and Real Betis face each other in the Copa del Rey last 32. Los Vallecanos kicked off their Spanish Cup campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Tarazona after extra-time, with the team outplaying Barakaldo in the previous round. The capital club are eager to claim a major scalp in the Copa del Rey, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Real Betis.
A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Adri Embarba, who has netted seven goals in the Segunda Division so far this term. Los Beticos aim to build on a terrific 3-0 win over Real Sociedad, but we are not tempted to put our money on the La Liga side as Rayo Vallecano have turned their Estadio de Vallecas into a real fortress.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Luna):
Antonio Luna is a product of Sevilla football academy. The pacey left back was born in Son Servera, Spain on March 17, 1991 and he made his senior debut with Sevilla B. Antonio Luna made 32 appearances in the league for the reserve team, while playing 21 games for los Sevillanos in the Spanish top flight.
After ending his loan spell with Mallorca in 2013, Luna moved to England and signed a three-year deal with Aston Villa. It has to be noted that the Spanish footballer found the net for the Villans on his Premier League debut in a 3-1 win over Arsenal. After making 17 appearances in the English elite division for the Villa Park outfit, he returned to Spain in 2015, signing a deal with Eibar.
Antonio Luna scored one goal in 41 appearances for los Armeros before joining fellow La liga side Levante in 2017. You should know that Luna has five caps for Spain U20 team.
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.