Alaves vs Gimnastic
Spain – Copa del Rey 2016/17
Date: Thursday, 22nd December 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Mendizorrotza (Vitoria-Gasteiz).
Deportivo Alaves have a comfortable lead in their bag as they welcome lower division side Gimnastic de Tarragona for the second round of Spanish Copa del Rey fixture. Alaves were in complete control during the first leg clash at the Nou Estadi de Tarragona and put three goals past their hosts without reply. Gaizka Toquero Pinedo was the star of the show scoring two goals for his side.
Gimnastic are a side struggling in the relegation zone of the Liga2 and are currently at the rock bottom of the league table. They are coming to this game on the back of 4 straight defeats. Alaves on the other hand are undefeated in their last 5 games in all competitions. This is a stat which definitely put the LaLiga side as firm favourites for a win.
Alaves vs Gimnastic: Head-to-head stats
The team playing at home were unable to register a win in the last six meetings between the two sides. Four of those matches are 1-1 draws, with teams sharing a win each.
However, Alaves were able to edge a narrow 1-0 win when the teams met in the Copa del Rey fixture on 2007. This is their only home win over Gimnastic in 5 home matches, with 3 draws and 1 loss.
Alaves vs Gimnastic: Prediction
An Alaves win is offered at the odds of 1.80 and they are definitely the team to back here as Gimnastic are on a terrible run all season. And there is no need for Alaves to rest their key players and therefore the chances for a home win are pretty strong. At the same time, we recommend to avoid betting on goal markets as Alaves are already carrying a healthy 3-0 lead and we are yet unsure of the tactics they use in this match.
Alaves vs Gimnastic: Bet Tips
Alaves to win at 4/5 (1.80).