Our match prediction:
It has been a dream start to the 2016-17 La Liga season so far for the newly promoted Deportivo Alaves. Having made significant improvements to their squad, Mauricio Pellegrino’s men have gone off to a flying start and are yet to be defeated in three games of the new championship. Back-to-back draws against Atletico Madrid and Sporting Gijon, Deportivo Alaves have pulled a stunning surprise at the Camp Nou by beating reigning La Liga champions Barcelona 2-1. Their first La Liga win since their 10-year run in the second and third divisions of the Spanish football is sure to be a massive boost for the team’s morale ahead of the visit from Deportivo La Coruna. Branquizauis have endured mixed fortunes at the beginning of their own season with a win, a defeat and a draw so far. Having finished 15th in the previous season, Deportivo La Coruna re keen to make an improvement this term, but their trip might turn out to be trickier than predicted as home side Alaves are in great shape.
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.