Competition: Copa del Rey 2016-17
Date: Tuesday, 24th January, 18:15 GMT
Stadium: Estadio de Mendizorroza.

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Alavés and Alcorcón are leveling up at Mendizorroza Stadium in a second leg of this Copa del Rey phase (Quarterfinals), after the victory in the first leg of the Alavés away (0-2). The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 3 matches won 1 and drew 2. However, in the last match in this stadium, by the Liga Adelante on 12-12-2015, the game ended in a draw for (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by Kiko Femenía (79 ‘) for Alavés and by Campaña (72′) for Alcorcón. In this match the house factor may play a decisive role, as Alcorcón has shown differences in performance in their games at home and as a visitor.

After the away win by (0-2), the home team arrives in this second hand with a 2-goal lead. This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 13 conceded, against 5 victories , 8 draws and 2 defeats at home, with 16 goals scored and 12 conceded. In the last game that disputed, for the Primera Division, tied with the Leganes at home by (2-2). In the last 10 home games, Alavés has recorded 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses.

In this competition, you do not lose 5 matches. His attack has been marked with great regularity, since he has always scored at least one goal in the last 5 games in this competition. In the last 13 home games in all competitions there are 2 highlights: he scored 5 of his 13 goals in minutes (0’-15 ‘); Suffered 6 of his 11 goals in minutes (76’-90 ‘).

The Alavés arrive for this match after having tied at home in 2-2 against Leganés. It is likely that we observe in this match the team preferring the right side to attack, thus taking advantage of the depth offered by Carlos Vigaray. Despite being a team that likes to play in their midfield, they can also come out very easily for the counterattacks. Noting that in the defensive moment, Alavés has proved to be a strong marking team, giving little space to their opponents.

After the home defeat, the visiting team arrives in this second hand with a 2-goal deficit and the difficult task of reversing this result away from home. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 defeats as a visitor, with a total of 8 goals scored and 21 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses, with a total of 14 goals scored and 6 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a win away with Huesca by (0-1). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Alcorcón won 4 and lost 6. His attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 5 of the last 7 games for this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard. There are 1 highlights in the last 16 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 8 of his 21 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).

The Alcorcón arrive for this motivated game after having won an away win by 0-1 against Huesca. The visiting team usually plays in the traditional 4-3-3, where the three most advanced pieces are Luque, Alejo and Rodríguez. It is likely that in the midfield, Tropi, Toribio and Perez are the socks selected by the Alcorcón coach. Highlighting that one of its negative points are the aerial moves.

Prediction: Alaves Win  1.81