Our football match prediction:
Deportivo Alaves will be looking to defend their slim lead in the Copa del Rey tie with Getafe when the two teams take on each other at Estadio de Mendizorroza on Thursday evening. The Basque outfit recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over los Azulones in the first leg and the hosts are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in the reverse fixture. It is well known that Deportivo Alaves are tough to beat at home and you should bear in mind that they suffered only one loss in previous seven home fixtures in the Spanish Cup. Getafe, on the other hand, have been producing fine displays in La Liga this term, but they have slim chances of making it to the last 16 of the Copa del Rey. Los Azulones are not regarded as good travelers and, taking everything into account, we predict the Basques will get their job done in the return leg.
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 (Getafe):
Getafe Club de Futbol is a Spanish football club from the suburb of Madrid. The club hosts it’s home games in the Coliseum Alfonso Perez which holds a capacity of 17 7000 seats. The club managed to reach the Primera Division in 2004. The main club colours are blue and red. The fans of Getafe gave the club the nickname Azulones or Geta.The biggest succes of Getafe was in the season 2006/2007 where the club reached the final of the Copa del Rey which they lost 1-0 against Sevilla FC. Getafe CF played in the UEFA Cup once in 2007 where they end in the quarter finals after playing against Bayern Munich.Known players that played for Getafe in their football career are: David Silva, Raul Albiol, Aragones and Daniel Guiza.