Our football match prediction:
A place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals will be at stake when Deportivo Alaves and Deportivo La Coruna face each other at Estadio de Mendizorroza on Wednesday evening. The two teams played out a 2-2 draw in Galicia in the first leg, meaning that Alaves are with one foot in the Spanish Cup quarter-finals. The hosts are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in the return leg and we predict that they are going to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to nine games. Manuel Pellegrino’s men played out a goalless draw with Athletic Bilbao at the weekend and the hosts are likely to keep a clean sheet in Wednesday’s football match. Deportivo La Coruna are tough to beat at home, but their performances on the road leave a lot to be desired and the visitors are unlikely to spoil Alaves’ party at Estadio de Mendizorroza.
Highligted Player (Fernando Pacheco):
Fernando Pacheco is a goalkeeper who plays for Deportivo Alaves in Primera Division. The 186-cm-tall shoot-stopper joined Real Madrid youth school at the age of 14 and it has to be noted that he made 41 appearances for Real Madrid B in Segunda Division. However, he failed to make his debut for the first team. On 7 August. 2015 Pacheco signed a three-year contract with Deportivo Alaves and that proved to be the best decision of his career. He made his debut for the club on 22 August, 2015 in a 3-2 victory at Huesca. The goalkeeper, who was born in Badajoz on 18 May, 1992, made 40 appearances for Alaves in the 2015/2016 Segunda Division campaign, conceding less than one goal per match. He missed one game with injury and he was rested in a 1-1 draw with Deportivo Tarragona on the last day of the season. Pacheco is a left-footed player and his contract with Deportivo Alaves expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Deportivo La Coruna):
Real Deportivo La Coruna (also known as Depor) is a Spanish football club founded in 1906 and is currently playing in the Primera Division. The Galician club hosts it’s home games in Estadio Municipal de Riazor in A Coruna. The stadium holds a capacity for 35 000 football fans. The club clolors are Blue and White. The biggest rival of the club from A Coruna is Celta de Vigo which is a football club from the same region. The Manuel Pablo incident in 2001 shows how big the rivalry is between both Galician teams.In the last years Deportivo la Coruna is playing in different divisions in Spain. In 1974/75 the club played in the Tercera Division. Since 1992 the club had it’s glory times with winning the league title in 2000. The Copa del Rey in 1995 and 2002. And the semi finals of the Champions League in 2004.Important players in the history of Deportivo La Coruna are: Makaay, Mauro Silva, Rivaldo and Bebeto.