Alaves vs Deportivo La Coruna
Copa Del Rey – Round of 16
Date: Wednesday, 11th January 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/19:00 CET.
Venue: Estadio Mendizorrotza (Vitoria-Gasteiz).
There is everything left to play for in the second leg after Alaves and Deportivo La Coruna settled for a 2-2 draw in the first leg at the Riazor last week. Alaves stormed to a 2-0 lead in the first half before Deportivo replied through two quick goals in the closing stages of the match.
Alaves held Athletic Bilbao to a 0-0 draw in their weekend LaLiga fixture, registering their fourth clean sheet in 5 games. Moreover, they are having a dream run since the end of November and are currently unbeaten in their last 8 matches in all competitions. They won 4 and drew 4 during the period, keeping 6 clean sheets during the period. The newly promoted side are positioned at 12th in the Spanish LaLiga table with a 10 point distance from the relegation zone. Alaves eased past second division side Gimnastic in the previous round with 3-0 wins in the both legs.
While Deportivo drew 1-1 with Espanyol to extend their unbeaten streak to 4 matches in all competitions. They are just 5 points outside the relegation zone and sit at 15th in the league table. Deportivo defeated Real Betis in the previous round of the Copa del Rey, after overturning a 1-0 loss from the first leg with a 3-1 win at home.
Alaves vs Deportivo La Coruna: Head-to-head stats
The 2-2 draw in the first leg at the Riazor last Tuesday marked the third consecutive draw between Alaves and La Coruna.
Alaves are unbeaten in the last 5 home matches against Deportivo with a win and 2 draws, while they lost in the previous 2.
Alaves vs Deportivo La Coruna: Prediction
Alaves are carrying a good advantage to the second leg after scoring 2 goals in the away leg a week ago. La Coruna are a side that haven’t won an away match in all competitions this season. So a draw under 2 goals conceded will guarantee Alaves a ticket into the quarter finals. Also, Alaves are a better run of form that Deportivo, especially their defense have proved too hard to teams to break down. They have conceded just twice in their last 8 matches and it is very likely that they will edge a win here.