Deportivo La Coruna vs Alaves
Copa del Rey 2016/17
Date: Tuesday, 3rd January 2017,
Kick-Off at 21:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Riazor (La Coruna).
Deportivo La Coruna had a turbulent start to the 2016/17 season. But they seem to have attained some stability just before the break in the December 2016. They picked up 3 wins from their last four matches. And they even come closer to a big upset during the period, in the away match at Real Madrid, if not for two late goals that overturned their 2-1 lead to a 3-2 defeat.
Deportivo defeated Real Betis in the round of 32 of Copa Del Rey on a 3-2 aggregate. They lost the 1st leg at Betis by a lone goal before winning comfortably by a 3-1 margin at home.
Alaves cruised to a 6-1 aggregate win in their round of 32 fixture against second division side Gimnastic Tarragona. They won both legs, starting off with a 3-0 win at Tarragona to finish the job with a 3-1 win back home. Besides, they are having a decent spell in LaLiga after returning to the top flight this season. They are 12th in the league table and there is no immediate threat of relegation.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Alaves: Head-to-head stats
- The match ended in a goal-less draw when these two team met for the LaLiga clash this season at the Estadio Mendizorrotza on September.
- Deportivo La Coruna have 5 wins as against Alaves’ 3 in the last 10 meetings between them in all competitions.
- The last two meetings between La Coruna and Alaves are draws.
- The teams share 2 wins each in their last 4 matches at the Riazor.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Alaves: Prediction
It is hard to separate these two teams as both went into the winter break on the back of some strong results. Alaves are coming on the back of a 6 match unbeaten run, while La Coruna have won in 3 of their last 4 matches. The head-to-head stats also indicate that the matches between these two sides are often a very open affair. So we believe that the teams will cancel out each other at the end of 90 minutes.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Alaves: Bet Tips
Draw at half-time at 6/5 (2.20).