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On December 21, Municipal de Gobela (Getxo) will host the match of 1/32 final match of the Copa del Rey, in which Arenas will compete with Valladolid. The battle will start at 21:00 CET.
The club has got a glorious history, but those great achievements, to say the truth, were a long time ago. The team won the Copa del Rey in 1919. Moreover, three more finals and bronze medals in the national championship were also taken to the asset. But everything that is mentioned higher had been by the end of the first third of the last century. Nowadays, the team has “to prove its historical glory” in the fourth division of the country, in which it has been playing since 2021, after having been relegated once again. Even at this level, the team is deeply unimpressive. However, there always exists the cup character of the game. A round ago, in November, it turned out to beat Lugo at the same stadium. The only goal in that struggle with the representatives of Segunda was scored by Gomeza in the 75th minute of the match. Is there any possibility to pull off the same trick again, but this time with the team that is currently playing in Primera?
The team plays well under the rule of Pacheta. He is not a famous specialist who used to work in Poland and even Thailand. But according to Ronaldo’s decision, he is the one who will return his offspring after the relegation to Segunda in 2021. And the mentor has already justified the trust, first taking with “the Pucelanos” both the 2nd place in the division and the direct ticket to the promotion, and then starting at the higher level in a pretty confident way. The newcomer managed to finish the autumn part of Primera with 5 wins and 17 points in 14 matches – the result which allows staying comfortably in the middle of the table. In fact, the team can try its hand in the Copa del Rey, at least when the rivals are quite “in the teeth”. In November, they overcame a “well-known” Barbadas-Bentraces, now the task is similar: the opponent is formidable only for the old merits.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Arenas was at its peak when Valladolid only appeared. That is why the opponents have never played with each other even at a friendly level
Bookmakers are waiting for the Valladolid’s promotion of the tournament grid. The team is stronger and will score a couple of goals more, thus, we bet on the victory of the guests with “a -1.5 goal handicap” (odd: 1.88).
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