Our football match prediction:
Getafe and Deportivo Alaves, the two La Liga sides, square off against each other at Coliseum Alfonso Perez in the last 32 of the Spanish Copa del Rey. Both sides are desperate to secure the La Liga survival, but they have big ambitions for the 2017/2018 Spanish Cup campaign as well. Los Azulones have been having their ups and downs in the national championship this term, but it has to be noted that they produced fine performances in defeats to the likes of Real Madrid (1-2) and Barcelona (1-2). Deportivo Alaves, on the other hand, were producing scintillating displays in the Spanish elite division last term, but they sit in the relegation zone in the standings at the moment and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Getafe’s party in the suburbs of Madrid. In their last meeting at Coliseum Alfonso Perez the two teams played out a 2-2 draw, but we are tempted to put our money on the hosts this time out.
Highlighted Player (Bruno González):
Bruno Gonzalez Cabrera is a product of Tenerife football academy. The 184-cm-tall defender played 77 games for los Blanquiazules before joining Real Betis in 2014. Bruno signed a three-year deal with the Andalusian outfit and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular at the La Liga club. The centre-back scored three goals in 81 appearances for los Beticos in the league and at the end of the 2016/2017 La Liga campaign he moved to fellow Spanish club Getafe. Bruno Gonzalez was born in Las Galletas, Spain on May 24, 1990 and he has yet to make his debut for the Spain national football team. You should bear in mind that he scored his first professional goal on December 1, 2013 in a 2-2 draw with Girona during his spell with Real Betis. His preferred foot is right and his contract with Getafe should expire on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Alaves):
Alaves are a Spanish football club located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava. The club were founded in 1921 and they play their home games at Estadio Mendizorrotza. The capacity of the stadium is 19,840 and it has to be noted that it is the third oldest stadium in Spanish football. After spending several years in the Spanish Segunda Division, los Babazorros returned to the top flight in 2016. The colour of Alaves’ home kit is blue and white and the club’s local rivals are fellow Basque sides Real Sociedad, Athletic Club, Osasuna and Eibar. Alaves made it to the UEFA CUP final in 2001, but they were beaten by Liverpool 5-4 in a thrilling football clash. Anyhow, that is still regarded as the club’s biggest success. Los Babazorros booked their place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on four occasions and they have yet to win the Primera Division trophy.