Sevilla vs Villanovense
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Sevilla).
The third class outfit Villanovense managed to hold mighty Sevilla to a goalless draw in the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie in early-November. It was a huge achievement for Villanovense who offered a strong defensive resistance to a quite strong Sevilla squad. Pablo Machin did make some rotations to his starting line-up, but it still featured the likes of Quincy Promes, Nolito, Luis Muriel and Aleix Vidal. Can Julio Cobos’ men bring a similar showing in the reverse fixture on Wednesday evening at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan?
Last term runners-up obviously head into the game as heavy favourites and we would actually be shocked to see anything else but a commanding victory for them here. The clash with the third tier side should give hosts a chance to earn a confidence-boosting injection following two slower attacking performances in recent outings. Los Rojiblancos scored just one goal in past two games (1-0 defeat to Standard Liege in Europa League and a 1-1 draw to Deportivo Alaves in La Liga).
Sevilla vs Villanovense: Head-to-head
This will only be the secondever head to head encounter between the two sides.
As described above, the first one ended in a goalless draw at Estadio Municipal de Villanovense.
Sevilla vs Villanovense: Prediction
The visitors are struggling badly in the fourth group of Segunda B Division. They sit as low as 16th in the league ladder and are even in danger of being dropped down to the fourth division football next season. They will, however, head into this with an improved confidence after keeping their net untouched in past three games in Segunda B.
Such a fine league form will count for little when Villanovense come face to face with Sevilla. The difference in quality between these two sides is huge and we expect the hosts to ease their way to the last 16 round of Copa del Rey in a one-sided affair from the very first minute.
Sevilla vs Villanovense: Bet Tips
Sevilla -2.5 handicap @ 1.70 (7/10)
Sevilla to keep a clean sheet @ 1.36 (4/11).