Begins this Wednesday, January 31, the battle to achieve the right to decide the 2017/2018 edition of the King’s Cup of Spain. In the Municipal stadium of Butarque, the Leganés will receive the Seville. The game is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.
The definition is made in round-trip confrontations. The second meeting is scheduled for February 7 in Seville. If there was a tie in number of points, the definition can occur through the goal balance or even the number of goals scored in the opponent’s field.
The recent performance of Leganés
It was thanks to the criterion of the qualified goal that Leganés managed to eliminate the mighty Real Madrid and prepare the biggest zebra of the current edition of the King’s Cup. After being beaten at home by 1 to 0, the tiny club won the game back in capital by 2 to 1 and guaranteed their survival. The confrontation took place in the quarterfinals.
It was not the first time that the team was benefited by this tiebreaker or even a zebra. In the round of 16, he took the lead in the first game against Valencia, scoring 1-0. In the return match, he lost 2-1.
The only classification of Leganés in the King’s Cup was against Valladolid. He won 2-1 away as a visitor and confirmed the score by scoring 1-0 in his domains.
In the Spanish Championship, the team is fulfilling its mission. On Sunday, January 28, at home, passed through Espanyol. He won by 3 to 2 and climbed to 28 points (eight wins, four draws and eight losses). You are in eleventh place.
You can not even rule out winning a spot in European tournaments through LaLiga. It has five points less than just Sevilla, its rival this Wednesday, which closes the elite block of the classification in the sixth place.
Coach Asier Garitano has two medical doubts to define the team. The Argentine midfielder Alexander Szymanowski (13 matches, two goals) and defender Mauro dos Santos (four games, no goal) are in injury treatment, another Argentine born.
The current form of Seville
Speaking of zebra would be an exaggeration, but the way Seville reached the semifinals of the King of Spain Cup can also be considered surprising. Against Atletico Madrid, the team won by 2 to 1 in the capital and completed the service in their domains making 3 to 2.
The classic was his first major challenge in the tournament, in which he made his debut by beating Cartagena 3-0 (away) and 4-0 (home). Then he dispatched the Cadiz with successes from 2 to 0 (away) and 2 to 1 (home).
After three straight victories, the team were drawn in a 1-1 draw with Getafe on Sunday, January 28, holding the sixth place in the standings. However, this complicated the team in the fight for a place in the Champions League. To do so, it would have to be in the top four. The block is closed by Real Madrid, which has five more points and one game less.
Coach Vicenzo Montella has two defensive runs for Wednesday’s game. Daniel Carriço (three matches in the 2017/2017 Spanish Championship without a goal) and French Sebastien Corchia (12 matches, no goal) are handed over to the care of the medical department.
History of the bouts between Leganés and Sevilla
Sevilla were never defeated by Leganés. The series of matches between them is short, gathers only five games. It was three wins and two draws. In the most recent clash in October, for the first round of the Spanish Championship, Sevilla, at home, scored 2-1.
Hard to believe that any of the teams will take big risks in this match. This opens up space for the guess in the equality, which presents return of 3,10 for each real wagered in Bet365. Success of home owners yields 2.90 and visitors pay 2.50. Prices valid at 15:29 on 1/29/2018.