After a month, the second round of the Copa del Rey returns and we will be able to witness how the teams that are in this stage give their best to stay in the competition.
There are many differences between these teams, but in this sport there are usually many surprises and no one can be fully trusted, for that reason the match between Atletico Paso vs Espanyolis a very attractive match to watch. In the previous round, these teams already proved that they have the caliber to be here, although each one suffered in their own way to get their place.
Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Atlético Paso vs Espanyol Copa del Rey Second Round Match on December 20, 2022.
- Where: Campo Municipal de El Paso, La Palma, Spain
- When: Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 4:00 PM E.T.
- BetMGM Moneyline: Atletico Paso (+1250) / Tie (+450) / Espanyol (-500)
- Over/Under (2.5): Over (-135), Under (-105).
- Both teams score: Yes (+160) / No (-225).
Atlético Paso Preview
Atlético Paso is in this second round of the Copa del Rey, after winning its previous match against Real Murcia. The match was special because it was decided in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw. Nobody gave anything away to this team that now wants to keep moving forward.
It hasn’t been all plain sailing for Atlético Paso as they were in the midst of a negative streak of three consecutive lost games, but now the team has been able to take a breath of fresh air after they won one game and draw another one. The team will try to take advantage of this boost of confidence to use against a high caliber rival.
Probable lineup (4-4-2):Luis Arellano; Roberto Moreno, Óscar González, Gustavo Rodríguez, Armiche Ortega; Agoney González, Joan Piera, Alberto Oca, Manuel Cabrera; Loïc Williams, Eneko Zabaleta.
Despite the stop of LaLiga during the World Cup, Espanyol has been working to be ready to face this commitment for Copa del Rey. The team advanced quietly to this second round when it overcame Rincón with a score of 0-3, and now, it will have to try to do the same against Atlético Paso.
Espanyol played two friendly matches in December, losing the first one against Torino, and drawing the next one against KV Mechelen. Not winning a game since November can be seen as a negative thing, so the pressure will be on for the Catalan side.
Probable lineup (4-5-1):Benjamin Lecomte; Óscar Gil, Fernando Calero, Leandro Cabrera, Brian Oliván; Vini Souza, Keidi Bare, Aleix Vidal, Nico Melamed, Edu Expósito; Joselu.
There are not many comparisons to make between these teams, but Espanyol’s recent results could ring alarm bells, as the team has only won two of its last 10 games played in all competitions between October and December. The team that must advance is Espanyol, a First Division team, as it is the favorite according to our perspective.
Prediction: Espanyol win by a score of 2-0.