Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Estadio Manuel Martinez will host Sunday’s Copa del Rey game between Elche and Athletic Club. Elche booked their place in the last 32 by beating the likes of Gimnastica Segoviana and Yeclano, but the Lions are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals. It is well known that Athletic Club have always been taking Spanish Cup games very seriously; therefore, head coach Gaizka Garitano is likely to field the best possible side against los Franjiverdes.
Considering that the Basques impressed in the 4-0 win over Sestao River in the previous round, away win should be considered. A man to watch in the away team will be Inaki Williams, who is likely to make life difficult for the opposition back-line. In their last meeting in a competitive match Athletic Club recorded a 3-2 win over Elche.