Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Espanyol and Osasuna face each other at RCDE Stadium in the Copa del Rey last 32 in what is expected to be a very exciting game. Espanyol are on a quest to secure automatic promotion to La Liga, while Osasuna’s main goal is to secure the Primera Division survival. Los Periquitos are fully focused on the Segunda Division, meaning that boss Vicente Moreno should use the Spanish Cup clash to rest key players.
Los Rojillos, on the other hand, are undefeated in the previous five league fixtures, and they should take advantage of Espanyol’s lack of motivation. Osasuna recorded a routine 3-0 win over Olot in their last away game in the Copa del Rey, which is yet another reason why away win should be considered. You should bear in mind that Osasuna emerged triumphant in each of their last two meetings with Espanyol.