Espanyol – Villarreal / Copa del Rey – Another duo of the eighth final of the Spanish Football Cup, in which the first match did not bring the winner. Villarreal and Espanyol played an interesting match and ended with a score of 2: 2, which is still more favorable for Espanyola. They are closer to the quarter-finals, but in the meantime they have lost their first doubles. The same happened to Villarreal, but on the home court they stayed in the relegation zone. In the championship this season, Espanyol defeated Villarreal on their pitch with 3: 1.


After defeating Leganes with a six-match defeat, Espanyol played two matches in which they had to complain as quickly as possible. In the first match with Villarreal they had a lead of 2: 0, and then they received two goals in the last five minutes, so they still have a difficult task now. In the championship they went to Real Sociedad and reached two goals behind, and then received the third and lost. They did not use the player anymore in the finish, and now coach Ruby will make several changes to the squad.The likely starting line-up of Espanyol: Roberto – Rosales, Naldo, Da.Lopez, Pedrosa – V.Sanchez, A.Lopez – Piatti, Granero, Melendo – Iglesias


The Villarreal team has more and more problems in the championship, so the question is how much attention will be paid to the Cup. It is clear that survival in the company of the best has an advantage, and more important is the European League than the Cup. They were already practically in a hopeless situation, as they lost to Espanyol on their field with 2: 0, but they returned to the finish. The same was true in the championship against Getafe, when Toko-Ekambi missed the penalty at the very end and lost 2: 1. It will surely be a combined team in the field now.The likely starting line-up of Villarreal: A.Fernandez – Layun, Bonera, A.Gonzalez, J.Costa – Iborra, Fornals, J.Fuego, Pedraza – Bacca, Toko-Ekambi

Football Prediction of the Day Espanyol vs Villarreal

Espanyol had a winning game, but now we believe it will endure and end up in the end, Villarreal. The guests are in great trouble in the championship and they are more important to the next round match, so we predict their defeat in the Cup.

Bet Tips: Espanyol win

Odds: 2.15