Spain: Copa del Rey – ¼ finals (2nd match).
Match start: 19:00 (GMT+1)
The second leg of the quarterfinal of the Copa del Rey will be held at the stadium which belongs to Alaves where the local club will try retrieve a defeat from Valencia with the score 2:1. Valencia, in its turn, has every chance to get into a semi-final and to approach as much as possible to really interesting season where the club has managed to return to the list of the strongest teams in the Spanish football.
After Abelardo became the head coach he has managed to change a lot of things in Alaves and to return it to football. Now Alaves is far from the relegation zone in the championship and demonstrates good results in frames of the Copa del Rey. The squad of the club is also very good with many skilled and experienced football players – Pacheco, Guidetti, El Haddadi, Alexis and Wakaso. Alaves’s gaming style is rather strict and in 10 last official matches it has achieved six victories that is very good for such modest football club.
Ingenious transformation of the football club which the last five years has only uselessly spent the budget without receiving from it any tournament dividends. Assignment of Marcelino who has managed to unit and optimize the squad became an important push to such changes. Also the management has ceased to act precipitately on the transfer market, selecting football players only under certain requirements. So, in winter the club was already replenished with Coquelin from Arsenal and Vietto loaned from Atlético and they are capable to expand the choice for coaching staff of Valencia.
During the first match the teams were afraid of each other as both clubs are dreaming of a victory in the Cope del Rey. So, modern Valencia has much more powerful potential than Alaves, and Marcelino's team will be favorites of this match.
to win - odds 2.08 5dimes
Four last matches between Valencia and Alaves ended with the scored goals. Such statistics leads us to the favorable choice "both to score" with “yes” answer.
teams to score (yes) - odds 1.67 Betfair