Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
After eliminating Real Betis on penalties in the previous round, Rayo Vallecano will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Villarreal in the Copa del Rey last 32 at their Estadio de Vallecas. Los Vallecanos continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels. The capital club have turned their Estadio de Vallecas into a real fortress, and we predict that they are going to make life difficult for the Yellow Submarine in Wednesday’s football match.
Villarreal, on the other hand, rolled over Girona 3-0 in the round of 32, with the team Deportivo Alaves on the road in their last league match. The La Liga side are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Madrid, but we are tempted to put our money on draw as los Vallecanos are tough to beat at home.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Luna):
Antonio Luna is a product of Sevilla football academy. The pacey left back was born in Son Servera, Spain on March 17, 1991 and he made his senior debut with Sevilla B. Antonio Luna made 32 appearances in the league for the reserve team, while playing 21 games for los Sevillanos in the Spanish top flight.
After ending his loan spell with Mallorca in 2013, Luna moved to England and signed a three-year deal with Aston Villa. It has to be noted that the Spanish footballer found the net for the Villans on his Premier League debut in a 3-1 win over Arsenal. After making 17 appearances in the English elite division for the Villa Park outfit, he returned to Spain in 2015, signing a deal with Eibar.
Antonio Luna scored one goal in 41 appearances for los Armeros before joining fellow La liga side Levante in 2017. You should know that Luna has five caps for Spain U20 team.
Highlighted Team (Villarreal):
Villarreal CF was founded on 10th of March 1923. In the year 1998 Villarreal managed to reach the Primera Division for the first time in history of the club. After 1 season the club could not manage to stay in the league and go regulated to the Segunda Division. In the last couple of years Villarreal developed itself to a stable club in the Primera Division.
This first European succes was in 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the semi finals in the UEFA cup. In 2004/2005 Villarreal end 3rd on the table in the Primera Division which was a highlight for the club.
The biggest succes was in 2006 when Villarreal managed to reach the semi finals in the Champions League. In the semi finals the club lost with only 1 goal difference against runner up Arsenal. Former known players for Villarreal are: Riquelme, Tomasson, Fernandez, Forlan and Pires.