Fuenlabrada vs Real Madrid
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: Thursday, 26th October 2017
Kick off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Fernando Torres (Fuenlabrada).
Fuenlabrada took advantage of the easier draw in the opening two rounds of Copa del Rey to ease past Merida AD and CD Calahorra and book the last 32 round clashes with the current Champions League and La Liga holders Real Madrid.
There are no doubts Antonio Calderon and his men are going to enjoy the matchups with the giants and they will actually come into the first leg in front of their fans in high spirits after a run of three straight wins.
Fuenlabrada hold the second position in the Segunda B Division standings after ten rounds of the competition.
Los Blancos have had unexpected (not to say shocking) slip ups at Santiago Bernabeu at the very start of the season, but it seems that Zinedine Zidane and his men are back on track.
The deficit to their arch-rivals Barcelona was narrowed to five points after four straight wins in Primera Division.
The French manager will likely use the clash with the third-division outfit to give some rest to his key players which should leave room for the likes of Mateo Kovacic, Dani Ceballos, Marcos Llorente and Borja Mayoral top prove their quality.
Fuenlabrada vs Real Madrid: Head to head
Fuenlabrada will have the honour of playing the giants from the capital for the first time in their history.
Fuenlabrada vs Real Madrid: Prediction
Even though the hosts have been enjoying a fine form at the start of the season in the third tier, the gulf in quality is still massive and we expect Madrid to ease past their opponents both on the night and over two legs.
Fuenlabrada vs Real Madrid: Bet Tips
The first bet is Real Madrid -2.5 handicap at the odds of 1.90.
You can also back the Over 1.5 goals in the first half bet at 1.72.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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