Alcorcon vs Alaves
Copa del Rey – Quarter Final, First Leg
Date: Wednesday, 18th January 2017
Kick-Off at 18:15 UK/ 19:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Santo Domingo (Alcorcon).
The Spanish second division side Alcorcon are definitely the surprise packages in this season’s Copa del Rey competition. They are struggling in their league with a point outside the relegation zone. Their performance in the cup is totally opposite taking two big scalps on the way to place their name in the quarter finals alongside a bunch of La Liga sides.
Alcorcon edged past La Liga side Espanyol on penalties in the round of 32 after 1-1 draws in both legs. Then they defeated Cordoba 2-1 away from home in the second leg of round of 16 coming from a goal down; after the 0-0 draw at home in the first leg.
Deportivo Alaves defeated fellow LaLiga rivals Deportivo La Coruna in the round of 16 on away goal rule after settling for stalemates in both legs. Their round of 32 opponent was second division side Gimnastic Tarragona, whom they defeated on both legs by the same 3-0 margin.
Alaves had a good run of results recently and this came to an end with the 1-0 defeat at Celta Vigo this weekend. They were unbeaten in the previous 9 matches in all competitions, with 4 wins and 5 draws to their name.
Alcorcon vs Alaves: Head-to-head stats
- Alaves are unbeaten in the last five matches against Alcorcon in all competitions, which involves 3 wins and 2 draws.
- The 5 previous meetings between the two sides have registered under 3 goals.
- The last meeting between the two sides was at Alcorcon which finished 1-0 in favour of Alaves.
- Alaves have won their last two away matches at Alcorcon by 1-0 margin.
Alcorcon vs Alaves: Prediction
The bookies have made Alcorcon slight favourites to win this game. But with a good form on their side, we believe Alaves are the team that will edge a win here. They did manage to earn 1-0 wins in their previous two visits to the Municipal de Santo Domingo. And therefore, an away win looks good for me.
The goals will be at premium with both teams’ playing philosophy is built on the back of a strong defense. Also, none of the last 5 meetings between them has seen over 2 goals. So under 2.5 goals is our alternate pick for this game.
Alcorcon vs Alaves: Bet Tips
Alaves to win at 2.90 (19/10)
Under 2.5 goals at 1/2 (1.50).