Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
A place in the Copa del Rey last 16 will be at stake when Sevilla and Levante face each other at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Tuesday evening. Los Sevillanos aim to bounce back from a 2-1 La Liga loss to Real Madrid, and they are seen as hot favourites to win the Spanish Cup clash. Even though head coach Julen Lopetegui is likely to mix the squad against Levante, we predict that the hosts will advance to the next round of the Copa del Rey.
A man to watch in the home team will be Argentina international Lucas Ocampos, who found the net in the 5-0 win over Escobedo. Levante, on the other hand, suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Atletico Madrid and Deportivo Alaves in the previous two league fixtures. Los Levantinos are not regarded as good travellers; therefore, they are unlikely to claim a major scalp in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey.
Highlighted Player (Luuk de Jong):
The 26-year-old Dutch striker Luuk de Jong is considered one of Europe’s deadliest strikers with his incredible return of goals in games he spends playing. Luuk de Jong began his football career at De Graafschap in 2008, but moved on to Twente only a year later.
The tally of 39 goals in 76 league appearances earned him a transfer to Borussia Monchengladbach, but his spell in Germany ended in disappointment. Bundesliga club attempted to revive his career by sending him out on loan to Newcastle United but his stint with the English club yielded even more disappointment and concluded in utter disaster with De Jong playing 12 games without scoring a single goal for the Magpies.
A return to Netherlands and PSV Eindhoven turned out to be a proper hit for the 26-year-old striker who has restored his scoring touch with more than 50 goals for the Boeren after less than 90 games.
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.