19:00 GMT 17 October 2018
The international break might be over but for some teams, it didn’t affect their footballing schedule. Two of those teams face off in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday evening as Cadiz travel to Real Zaragoza hoping to make the fourth round.
The two sides have played each other four times in this division with all of the meetings coming in the last two seasons. Cadiz have won three of those with the other ending as a draw which won’t fill Zaragoza with confidence. Both fixtures last season finished 2-0 to Cadiz following a 3-0 win and a 1-1 draw in the 2016/17 campaign. The last time Zaragoza managed to overcome Cadiz was in La Liga back in 2005 and they are yet to beat them at home.
Progression to the next round is vital for the hosts as they will be put into the pot with all the big boys from the top-flight. They must put recent league disappointment behind them if they are to have a decent cup run this season.
Latest matches: Real Zaragoza
|13.10.2018||LaLi||Numancia CD||Real Zaragoza||1:0||L|
|08.10.2018||LaLi||Real Zaragoza||CA Osasuna||1:1||D|
|28.09.2018||LaLi||Albacete Balompie||Real Zaragoza||2:2||D|
|22.09.2018||LaLi||Real Zaragoza||CD Lugo||0:2||L|
|16.09.2018||LaLi||UD Almeria||Real Zaragoza||2:1||L|
With Cadiz in all kinds of relegation trouble, it might be wise for them to place their whole focus on league fixtures but they will field a team that is desperate to advance.
Latest matches: Cadiz CF
|12.10.2018||LaLi||UD Extremadura||Cadiz CF||2:1||L|
|07.10.2018||LaLi||Cadiz CF||Gimnastic de Tarragona||1:1||D|
|29.09.2018||LaLi||Tenerife CD||Cadiz CF||1:0||L|
|23.09.2018||LaLi||Cadiz CF||Alcorcon AD||0:2||L|
|17.09.2018||LaLi||Albacete Balompie||Cadiz CF||1:1||D|
With home advantage and better form this season, Real Zaragoza have to be considered slight favourites despite their poor record with Cadiz. Neither team has been in particularly good goalscoring form so backing under 2.5 goals could be a good bet.
17 October 2018 - 19:00 GMT
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