Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
High-flying Sevilla take on Villanovense at Estadio Municipal de Villanovense in the Copa del Rey last 32. Sevilla have been producing thrilling displays in the 2018/2019 season and they want to kick off their Spanish Cup campaign in style as well. Los Sevillanos are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Villanovense and we predict that they are going to advance to the last 16 of the Copa del Rey. Villanovense sit in the relegation zone in the Segunda B standings and we do not believe that they are capable of claiming a major scalp in their Spanish Cup opener. Sevilla coach Pablo Machin is likely to mix the squad against Villanovense, but regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, we believe that away win should be considered. A man to watch in the away team will be summer signing Andre Silva, who has been scoring goals for fun this term.
Highlighted Player (Maxime Gonalons):
The 27-year-old France international defensive midfielder Maxime Gonalons has been with Lyon since the tender age of 10, climbing through the club’s rank all the way to the first-team regular and club captain. Gonalons made his competitive debut for Lyon in 2009 against Anderlecht in the UEFA Champions League playoof round when he came on for Jeremy Toulalan.
During the seven seasons with Lyon’s first-team, Maxime Gonalons established himself as the mainstay completing the total of 212 Ligue 1 appearances. Reliable midfielder has been a major impact in Lyon’s Champions League challenges as well, taking part in all of his club’s five appearances in Europe’s elite competition last year.
Playing in the holding role at Lyon, Maxime Gonalons’ influence is pivotal as the French international adds much needed steel to the midfield allowing his more creative teammates the freedom and carelessness upfront. His locker room impact is equally crucial as the 27-year-old midfielder is an imposing figure both on and off the pitch.
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.