Ebro vs Lleida Esportiu
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Estadio El Carmen (Zaragoza).
Teams from entirely opposite sides on the Segunda B standings are set to battle it out for a place in the last 32 round of Copa del Rey on Wednesday afternoon at Estadio El Carmen. Lleida Esportiu went all the way to the last 16 round in the previous term of the competition and they’ll be heavy favourites to continue this year’s cup dream with a victory over the struggling opposition here in the third round.
Els Blaus are the only unbeaten team in the third division of Spanish football at this stage of the season. They won three and drew four of seven outings so far and sit sky-high fourth, aiming for the promotion to the Segunda Division football at the end of the campaign.
Ebro vs Lleida Esportiu: Head-to-head
The head to head stats also favour Lleida Esportiu who won three, drew one and lost one of five matches against Arlequinados so far.
Els Blaus won three and drew one of last four meetings with Ebro.
The two sides have already played each other this season as Lleida Esportiu took a 2-1 victory in early-September at Camp d’Esports de Lleida.
Ebro vs Lleida Esportiu: Prediction
The rock-solid defense is the main characteristics of the side led by Gerard Albadalejo. The team conceded just five goals in seven league matches so far in the season and they come into this having shipped just three in last seven games across competitions.
Ebro have huge troubles with the efficiency in the final third at the start of the campaign. They bagged just two goals in seven league outings. Given they’ll be up against Segunda B’s strongest defense, we have no other option but to back the visitors to keep a clean sheet as the main betting option.
The away win also has a tremendous value at the 2.50 odds, while the more conservative punters will fancy Lleida or draw double chance at 1.35.
Ebro vs Lleida Esportiu: Bet Tips
Lleida Esportiu to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50 (6/4)
Lleida Esportiu to win @ 2.37 (11/8).