Fuenlabrada v Real Madrid will be the season debut for Los Blancos in Copa del Rey. The game will be held on Thursday (20:30, UK Time) in the Fernando Torres stadium, named after the Atlético Madrid striker because he was born in this city in the South of Madrid.
Fuenlabrada v Real Madrid Preview
Fuenlabrada are playing in the third category of the Spanish football, in Segunda B Division. They are doing great this season as they are second in the table, with 23 points in 10 games. Actually, they’ve won 8 of their last 10 games in all the competitions. In Copa del Rey they knocked out Mérida and Calahorra to arrive to the Last 32 round.
This will be the season debut for Los Blancos in Copa del Rey, the only title that Zidane has not won since he took over Benítez’s job. Real Madrid were knocked out by Celta de Vigo last season and they hope to improve their performance this time. Zidane will give some rest to key players like Sergio Ramos, Casemiro, Modric or Cristiano Ronaldo. Besides, Keylor Navas, Kovacic, Carvajal and Bale are still out for injury problems.
Fuenlabrada v Real Madrid Predicted Line Ups
Fuenlabrada (4-4-2): Pol Freixanet; Díaz, Armando, Fran García, Paco Candela, Dani Fernández, Hugo Fraile, Rubén Sanz, Luis Milla and Dioni.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Casilla; Marcelo, Nacho, Vallejo, Achraf; Llorente, Kroos, Lucas, Theo, Ceballos and Mayoral.
Fuenlabrada v Real Madrid Betting Tips
Fuenlabrada have won 8, drawn 2 and lost 0 games out of the last 10.
Real Madrid have won 7, drawn 2 and lost 1 of the last 10 games.
In the last 10 games, Fuenlabrada have scored an average of 2,0 goals and have received an average of 0,6 goals.
In the last 10 games, Real Madrid have scored an average of 2,0 goals per game and have conceded 0,7 goals per game.
There have been over 2,5 goals in 4 of the last 10 Fuenlabrada games.
There have been 2,5 goals in 6 of the last 10 Real Madrid games.
Fuenlabrada v Real Madrid Prediction
Real Madrid thrashed Cultural Leonesa (1-7) last season in the first game of the Copa del Rey. We should expect a similar result on Thursday given the difference between these two teams and the quality of Real Madrid substitutes.
This will be the first time these clubs meet in the pitch. We are going to live another Madrid derby.
Free Betting Tips
Real Madrid win 1/8 at bet365
Over 2,5 goals 1/4 at Bet365.
Real Madrid to win 0-5 12/1 at Bet365.
Disclaimer: Odds correct at time of publishing