Melilla vs Ontinyent
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Alvarez Claro (Melilla).
Melilla survived a FC Cartagena test on Sunday to stay at the very top of their Segunda B Division group. The weekend’s 0-2 victory made it six wins, a draw and a defeat in eight games of the season for Luis Carrion’s men who will be looking to bring such fine form to Copa del Rey.
The third round opposition comes in the likes of Ontinyent who also feature the third class of Spanish football. The visitors will, however, come into the game in much lower spirits following a tough 0-3 defeat to Barcelona II on Saturday evening. The loss certainly affected the atmosphere in the dressing room and killed the momentum after a generally solid start to the new season.
Miguel Angel Mullor’s lads thus dropped to 6th place in their respective Segunda B group. They’ve never made a significant success in Copa del Rey. Can Ontinyent get a breakthrough victory on Wednesday at Estadio Alvarez Claro?
Melilla vs Ontinyent: Head-to-head
The two teams are about to face each other for the first time ever on Wednesday.
Melilla vs Ontinyent: Prediction
The visitors were struggling for goals badly of late. They scored just one in last three league ties and we’d not be surprised to see them failing to deliver once again here at Melilla.
Luis Carrion’s troops made Estadio Alvarez Claro a true fortress this season. They won each of five homes games in all competitions ever since the start of the campaign. Moving forward, Melilla bagged three goals in each of last three victories over Tudelano, Linense and Don Benito.
Melilla also shipped no more than two goals in five home matches so far in the season. Based on everything written above, it is hard to ignore the 1.85 odds offered for the home win here. You can alternatively shoot for the hosts to win by two or more goals difference at the odds of 3.30.
Melilla vs Ontinyent: Bet Tips
Melilla to win @ 1.85 (17/20)
Melilla -1.5 handicap @ 3.30 (23/10).