Ponferradina vs Villarreal
Copa del Rey
Date: 25th October 2017
Kick off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Estadio El Toralin (Ponferrada).
Villarreal recovered from a 4-0 defeat at Girona with three straight Primera Division wins to climb up to the sixth position in the league standings.
They will have a nice opportunity to keep the good form going in the mid-eek when they are set to travel to Estadio El Toralin to take on the third-division outfit Ponferradina.
The gulf in quality is enormous in general, but especially if we know that Ponferradina will head into this on the back of four consecutive defeats in the third tier of the Spanish football.
Carlos Terrazas’ side sits at the penultimate 19th position in Segunda B Division with no more than six points from the opening ten matches.
The story is completely opposite with the visitors who have been flying high lately, led by the red-hot Cedric Bakambu.
Congo’s forward scored six goals in last three league matches for the Yellow Submarine, but he is likely going to be rested in the Copa del Rey fixture on Wednesday.
This should open up the space for Carlos Bacca who will be desperate to show he has what it takes to be in the first team and we expect the Colombian striker to shine here and take advantage of the opportunity to the max.
Ponferradina vs Villarreal: Head to head
Ponferradina eliminated Villarreal from the cup competition five years ago when they celebrated a shocking 0-2 win at El Madrigal.
The Yellow Submarine won both of the league meetings in the same season when both sides featured the second class of the Spanish football.
Ponferradina vs Villarreal: Prediction
Everything is crystal clear here and we don’t see any troubles for the in-form attacking line of Villarreal’s to storm past the struggling Ponferradina side and remove all doubts about the last 16 round contestant from this particular tie.
Ponferradina vs Villarreal: Bets
The main bet is HT/FT Villarreal/Villarreal at the odds of 1.72.
You can have Carlos Bacca to score two or more goals at 2.50.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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