Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Real Zaragoza play host to Mallorca at their Estadio de la Romareda in the Copa del Rey last 32. Real Zaragoza head into the match following back-to-back league wins over Sporting Gijon and Las Palmas, and, no doubt, the hosts are brimming with confidence. Over the years los Blanquillos have turned their Estadio de la Romareda into a real fortress, meaning that Mallorca face a difficult task in Tuesday’s football match.
Los Bermellones did remarkably well to crush Valencia 4-1 at home ground in their last league fixture, but given their poor away record in the Spanish top flight, we are not tempted to put our money on Vicente Moreno’s men. A close match is on the horizon in Zaragoza, and we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils in 90 minutes. In their last meeting at “la Romareda” the two teams played out a 2-2 draw.
Highlighted Player (Aleksandar Trajkovski):
Aleksandar Trajkovski is a Macedonian international who played for Cementarnica 55 during his youth career. He made 11 league appearances for the club at senior level as well and in 2010 he moved to Croatian team Inter Zapresic.
The attacking midfielder failed to prove his worth in the 2010/2011 season and, as a result, he was sold to Zulte Waregem in the summer of 2011. He played an important role in the Belgian team from 2011 to 2015 as he scored 11 goals in 83 league appearances for the club. It has to be noted, though, that Trajkovski spend the 2013/2014 season on loan at Mechelen. In 2015 he was named Macedonian Footballer of the Year and the same year he signed a contract with Italian side Palermo.
Speaking of his international career, Aleksandar Trajkovski has 15 caps for Macedonia U21 and he made his debut for the senior team on 10 August, 2011 in a friendly against Azerbaijan.
Highlighted Team (Mallorca):
Thanks to a win over Deportivo La Coruna in the 2018/2019 Segunda Division play-offs final Mallorca secured promotion to Primera Division. Los Bermellones returned to the Spanish top flight following a six-year absence. Over the years Mallorca have turned their Estadi de son Moix into a real fortress, with the team producing much better showings at home than on the travels.
Opened in June 1999, the venue can hold up to 23,142 people. The club based in Balearic Islands are well known for their red shirts with one black stripe and black shorts. Mallorca’s away colours are white and red. Former Barcelona and Inter ace Samuel Eto’o is undisputedly the most notable footballer who played for the club.
Back in 1999 Mallorca made it to the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup final, with the team suffering a 2-1 loss to Lazio in the title game. Four years later los Bermellones won Spanish Copa del Rey, which is considered the club’s biggest success.