Our football match prediction:
Wednesday’s football game at Estadio Municipal de Riazor pits together Deportivo La Coruna and Deportivo Alaves. The Galician side have been scoring goals for fun at the start of the season, but they have yet to record a win in the Spanish top flight. Deportivo La Coruna head into the game against Deportivo Alaves following a 2-1 loss to Real Betis at Estadio Benito Villamarin and, no doubt, fans are hungry for trophies. Former Valencia midfielder Fede Cartabia found the net in the defeat to los Beticos, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. Luis Francisco Zubeldia’s men suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Villarreal in front of home fans at the weekend and seeing that they are on a four-game losing run in La Liga ahead of the trip to Galicia, home win appears on the cards and there is every chance the visitors will return home empty-handed.
Highligted Player (Lucas Perez):
Lucas Perez is a Spanish footballer who plays for Deportivo La Coruna as a striker. Lucas Perez was born in La Coruna on 10 September, 1988 and he started his youth career at Alaves. Between 2007 and 2009 he played for Atletico Madrid C and in 2009 he signed for Rayo Vallecano. Lucas Perez scored 25 goals in 44 appearances for los Vallecanos, but he played no more than seven matches for the first team. In 2011 he joined Ukrainian side Karpaty Lviv, but two years later he moved to PAOK, where he played 32 league games for the Greek outfit (scoring nine goals). Lucas made it to the Greek Football Cup final with PAOk in the 2013/2014 season, but Panathinaikos emerged triumphant in the title game. On 12 August, 2015, Lucas signed a four-year deal with his home-town club Deportivo La Coruna and he impressed in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, scoring 17 goals for the Galician outfit.
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.