Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
After failing to turn their dominance into goals in the first leg, Sevilla will be looking to book their place in the Copa del Rey last 16 with a win over Villanovense at their Estadio Ramon Sancez Pizjuan. Los Sevillanos are enjoying a very successful season, they sit in second place in La Liga ahead of Wednesday’s football match and it is no surprise they are considered hot favourites to win the double-header against the Segunda B table. Andre Silva is likely to lead the line for the hosts and the opposition defenders should have the Portuguese attacker at bay. Villanovense’s main goal is to secure the Segunda B survival, meaning that they would not be too disappointed if they suffer a loss at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. In their last meeting with a La Liga side on the road Villanovense suffered a 6-1 loss to Barcelona three years ago.
Highlighted Player (Tomas Vaclik):
Tomas Vaclik is the Czech Republic international goalkeeper who has been with FC Basel since 2014. Having begun his professional career in Vitkovice, the 27-year-old shot stopper also played for Viktoria Zizkov and Sparta Prague before he moved to Switzerland.
At the beginning of his career Tomas Vaclik draw plenty of attention from all across Europe and has even signed a deal with Dutch side De Graafschap in 2011, which was later rescinded after Vaclik failed his medical and was forced to return to Prague.
During two seasons with the Swiss giants FC Basel, Tomas Vaclik has managed to establish himself as a first-choice goalkeeper averaging 31 appearances per season. He played a massive role in his team’s back-to-back title challenges and has gone to extend his contract with Basel as a reward, a contract that will keep him with the Swiss club until 2021.
Highlighted Team (Sevilla):
Sevilla Futbol Club is a Spanish football club from the city Andalucia. The club is playing in the Spanish Primera Division and is playing his home games in Estadio Ramo Sanchez Pizjuan. An impressive venue with the capacity to hold 45 500 football fans. The biggest rival of Sevilla FC is city rival Real Betis Sevilla.The current second team of Sevilla is called Sevilla Atletico and is playing in the Segunda Division B. Nicknames for Sevilla are Los nervionenses and Los Rojiblancos.
Sevilla won the Spanish title once in 1946. In Spain Sevilla won the Copa del Rey 4 times. In European competitions the team had more success. The club managed to win the Europa League 4 times and is currently the most successful club in the Europa League.
The most remarkable players that played for Sevilla FC are: Suker, Zamorano, Alves, Ramos, Rakitic and the legendary Diego Maradona.