Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
A place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals will be at stake when Sporting Gijon and Valencia face each other in the double-header. Estadio Municipal El Molinon will host the first leg and Valencia are considered favourites to win Tuesday’s football match. Los Che aim to bounce back from a La Liga defeat to Alaves and we predict that they are going to fight tooth and nail against the Segunda Division side. Sporting Gijon failed to impress in a 2-1 defeat to Real Zaragoza at the weekend and seeing that Valencia are eager to give fans some cheer, away win should be considered. Former Chelsea attacker Batshuayi, who came from the bench in the defeat to Alaves, is likely to start the match. Kevin Gameiro should join him up front and we believe that the duo will lead los Che to a victory.
Highlighted Player (Diego Marino):
Diego Marino is a Spanish goalkeeper who plays for Sporting Gijon. The 185-cm-tall shoot-stopper was born on 9 May, 1990 in Vigo and he played for the likes of Santa Marina, Rapido Bouzas, Sardoma, Areosa and Villarreal during his youth career. Between 2008 and 2010 he played for Villarreal C and in 2010 he started playing for Villarreal B. Marino made 72 appearances for Villarreal B and in 2012 he joined the first team. He was not Villarreal’s first-choice goalkeeper in the 2012/2013 campaign and he made no more than nine appearances for the Yellow Submarine. In the 2015/2016 season he played for Levante, but following their relegation to Segunda Division, Diego Marino decided to sign a deal with Sporting Gijon on 1 July, 2016. The goalkeeper has 6 caps for Spain U-21, while playing 3 games for Spain U23. It has to be noted that he won UEFA U-21 Championships in 2011 and 2013 with La Furia Roja. Back in 2007 he made it to the FIFA U-17 World Cup final with the Spanish national team.