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Valencia and Deportivo Alavés meet at Estadio de Mestalla, in a match for this phase of the Copa del Rey (Quarter-finals). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. The last direct match between these two teams, on 10-28-2017, ended with victory of Valencia for (1-2). Deportivo Alavés presents considerable differences in their results at home and as visitors, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
Until reaching this phase of the Copa del Rey (Quarter-finals), the home team eliminated: Las Palmas and Real Zaragoza. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches he has 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the First Division, they beat Deportivo La Coruña by (1-2). In the last 10 home matches Valencia has won 8, tied 1 and lost 1.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 16 of the last 24 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 5 games in which they suffered the first goal. In the last 13 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Valencia comes to this game with a win in the field of Deportivo La Coruña, 1-2, adding the third successive win in several competitions. In the final round of the Copa del Rey, Valencia beat Las Palmas with great difficulty. In this game against his fans, coach Marcelino Toral must remain faithful to his 4-4-2, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks, thus exploring the weaknesses of his opponent. Rodrigo is the most dangerous player in this team, since he has scored 11 goals in all competitions. For this game the coach can not count on the injured Jiménez and Carlos Soler.
Until reaching this phase of the Copa del Rey (Quarter-finals), the visiting team eliminated: Formentera and Getafe. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 9 wins and 6 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 14 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home win against Sevilla by (1-0). In the last 10 games played away for all competitions, Deportivo Alavés won 4 and lost 6.
For this competition, record a sequence of 4 victories in the last matches. The defense has been strong and has only had goals in 1 of the last 4 matches, and their offense has scored frequently, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 12 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 6 of their 10 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Deportivo Alavés is going through a fantastic moment in the season and in the last game they beat Sevilla 1-0. If we analyze the last ten matches played, we can verify that the visitors won seven victories. In this game against Valencia, an opponent with an excellent squad, coach Abelardo must opt for a very defensive strategy, exploring only the back space of the opponent’s defense, however, in some moments of the game he must bet everything in the attack. Munir El Haddadi is the great highlight of the visitors, with 6 goals scored. Everything indicates that there are no important absences for this game.
Valencia vs Alaves head to head matches
28.10.17 LL Alaves Valencia 1 : 2
25.02.17 LL Alaves Valencia 2 : 1
22.09.16 LL Valencia Alaves 2 : 1
30.04.06 LL Valencia Alaves 3 : 0
18.12.05 LL Alaves Valencia 0 : 1