Real Madrid v Numancia in the Copa Del Rey last 16 second leg gives Zinedine Zidane the opportunity to rest some of his big players after bringing a 3-0 lead back to the Santiago Bernabeu. This is the second leg of the round of 16 contest and Real should easily reach the last 8 from this point.
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It is expected that Real Madrid will name a similar side to the first leg, where they claimed an excellent 3-0 win. In that contest, Numancia put up a great fight for most of the match but Real’s quality shone through with two late goals. Zidane rested players like Cristiano Ronaldo in the first leg and it will be a major shock if the Portuguese superstar plays here.
For Real, Karim Benzema is missing with a hamstring injury while Sergio Ramos has a muscle issue. This means that several youngsters are likely to be given a chance to impress. Numancia will not be able to call on Pape Diamanka for the visit to the Bernabeu, as the 27-year-old midfielder received a red card in the first leg after a challenge on Nacho earned him a second yellow card.
Real Madrid v Numancia Predicted Lineups
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Casilla; Achraf, Nacho, Vallejo, Hernandez; Casemiro, Kovacic, Ceballos; Vazquez, Asensio, Mayoral
Numancia: Mohamedi; Adria, Gutuerrez, Calvo, Medina, Nieto, Sierra, Larrea, Perez, Milla, Marin
Real Madrid v Numancia Betting Tips
- Real Madrid have won 6, drawn 3 and lost 1 out of the last 10.
- Numancia have won 4, drawn 3 and lost 3 out of the last 10.
- In the last 10 games, Real Madrid have scored an average of 2.1 goals and have conceded an average of 1.2 goals.
- In the last 10 games, Numancia have scored an average of 1.5 goals and have conceded an average of 1.5 goals.
- There have been over 2.5 goals in 8 of the last 10 Real Madrid games.
- There have been over 2.5 goals in 7 of the last 10 Numancia games.
Real Madrid v Numancia Prediction
Real Madrid will be looking to take their minds off the La Liga season, as Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo was yet another disappointing result. It is all going well in the Copa Del Rey however, so the team will be looking to keep that going.
Gareth Bale, Isco and Borja Mayoral all scored in the first leg but Bale and Isco may not be risked with a 3-0 lead. Even though Los Blancos do not need to win on the night, they are still expected to do so.
Free Betting Tips
Real Madrid win 1/8 at Bet365.
Over 2.5 goals 3/10 at Bet365.
Real Madrid to win 3-0 7/1 at Bet365.
Disclaimer: Odds correct at time of publishing