Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Tuesday’s football match at Estadio de la Romareda pits together Zaragoza and Valencia. The 2017/2018 Segunda Division campaign has been a mixed bag for Zaragoza so far and, as a result, they sit in the middle of the table ahead of the visit of Valencia. Los Che, on the other hand, have been scoring goals for fun in the Spanish elite division this term and it has to be noted that they rolled over Real Betis (6-3) in their last away game in the national championship. Valencia are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Zaragoza and we predict that the La Liga side will emerge triumphant in the opening match of their Copa del Rey campaign. Former Villarreal coach Marcelino is doing a great job with Valencia and we would not be surprised if los Che go all the way in the Spanish Cup this season.
Highlighted Player (Geoffrey Kondogbia):
Geoffrey Kondogbia is a French football player born on 15th of February 1993 in Nemours with roots in Central African Republic. Kondogbia started his football career in the youth of RC Lens where he made his debut for the first team in season 2010/2011. After playing for Sevilla and AS Monaco Kondogbia made a transfer to Inter Milan, which paid around 35 million euro.
Knodogbia is, despite his age, a very mature football player, which plays as a defensive midfielder. Being left-footed gives Kondogbia more abilities than other players in order to open up and create space in the pitch. Kondogbia made his debut for the French national team in August 2013.
Kondogbia is a very talentful player, which will be one of the best defensive midfielders In a couple of years. The competition for a spot in the starting eleven of France is very hard, which gives Kondogbia the opportunity to focus on Inter Milan.
Highlighted Team (Valencia):
Founded on March 18, 1919, Valencia FC are a Spanish football club that compete in La Liga. Los Che play their home games at Estadio de Mestalla, the stadium which was opened back in May, 1923. The capacity of the venue is 50,000. Seeing that bats are quite common in Valencia, it is no surprise they are nicknamed the Bats.
Valencia made it to the Champions League final on two occasions (2000, 2001), but they were beaten in the title games by Real Madrid and Bayern Munchen respectively. The Spanish club, though, did well to win the UEFA Cup title in the 2003/2004 season, with the team beating Marseille in the final of the competition.
A number of top-class footballers were part of the club in the past, with the likes of Pablo Aimar, Ruben Baraja, David Albelda, Santiago Canizares, John Carew and Gaizka Mendieta all playing for the Estadio de Mestalla outfit. Valencia main colors are white and black, whilst they often where orange jerseys and shorts when playing on the travels.