Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
High-flying Valencia will be aiming to book their place in the Spanish Cup last 16 with yet another win over Real Zaragoza. Los Che defeated the Segunda Division side 2-0 on the road in the first leg, meaning that the visitors have very slim chances of making it to the next round. Valencia have been scoring goals for fun in La Liga in the first half of the season and they have been impressive at their Estadio de Mestalla. Marcelino’s men aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration and we do not believe that Zaragoza will claim a major scalp in Thursday’s football match. Natxo Gonzalez’s charges suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Huesca and Almeria in previous two away games and, taking everything into account, the visitors are likely to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting at Estadio de Mestalla (2012) Valencia recorded a 2-0 win over Zaragoza.
Highlighted Player (Jeison Murillo):
Jeison Murillo is a 24-year-old Colombian defender who plays for Inter Milan in Serie A. The centre back started in the youth teams of Deportivo Cali but made his senior professional bow with Udinese and Granada, as part of the partnership agreement between the clubs. He moved on a permanent basis to Granada in 2011 but spent most of his time on loans at fellow Spanish league clubs Cadiz and Las Palmas. His talent was there for everyone to see and soon he would end up moving to Inter Milan in 2015. Murillo made his international debut for Colombia in 2014. He was also a member of the 2015 Copa America squad and scored his solitary goal in national colors against Brazil. He would go on to win the “Best Young Player” of the tournament. Murillo is a hard-tackling no-nonsense centre back and is regarded as a ball-playing defender, which is almost a rarity in world football.
Highlighted Team (Valencia):
Valencia CF was founded on May 10, 1919 in Torino Bar, Valencia . The first president and co - founder was Octavio Augusto Milego Díaz . In the past, Valencia knew great successes . These Included the Dutchman Faas Wilkes whose dribbling skills, fans in Mestalla enjoyed . Unfortunately, Valencia is also known for its financial problems . This means the cant always maintain their self - trained players(Villa, Silva, Mata and Alba) . Due to the financial problems they often have to sell their best players . However, despite the difficult financial times Valencia always been struggling along in the top of the Primera Division Despite the financial problems Valencia able to be among the top teams of the Primera Division every season . Almost every year Valencia lose one of its stalwarts on good scouting and targeted acquisitions, yet Valencia always manages to stay at the top . Once Valencia can get the financial problems behind them they will really become a top European team!