Deportivo Alaves will host Celta de Vigo at the Mendizorrotza Stadium for a semi-final match of the Copa del Rey this Wednesday, February 8, 2017. (12:00 PM Pacific). The first-leg between the two resulted in a 0-0 draw at the Balaidos, which should make for an intriguing match-up in this second-leg of the semi-final.
Alaves is coming off a big 4-2 win over Sporting Gijon in La Liga, and have been successful as of late, being undefeated in its last six encounters. The ‘babazorros’ last defeat, coincidently came on January, 15 against Celta de Vigo in La Liga play. Mauricio Pellegrino will count with Edgar Mendez and Deyverson as his main options going forward with the team. Mendez has had a nice season marking three goals in La Liga and three goals in the Copa del Rey.
The winger did make his presence in Alaves’ last game against Gijon obtaining a goal in the encounter. Brazilian forward, Deyverson has been the main figure in attack for ‘El Glorosio’ in La Liga as he has marked five goals up to this stage of the competition. While not much separates, the two teams in the La Liga standings, Alaves are the underdogs coming into the match.
The main reason Celta de Vigo is expected to win this encounter at the Mendizorrotza Stadium is because of its latest upset against giants, Real Madrid. Eduardo Berizzo’s side won by a global score of 4-3 against the ‘galacticos’ to get to this semi-final match against Alaves. The ‘celestes’ have not lost in their last three encounters and count with several clinical players who can make an impact in this match.
The main player for the ‘celticos’ is Spanish striker, Iago Aspas who has been magnificent this season scoring 16 goals in all competitions, that would include a goal against Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of this competition. Another key player to look out for in this game for Celta is Danish midfielder Daniel Wass, who is great at creating opportunities and has scored twice in this Copa del Rey tournament. That would include a goal against Real Madrid in the quarter-finals for him as well. The match will be an intense encounter with the winner facing Barcelona in the Final of the competition.
How to Watch Alaves vs Celta de Vigo
The Alaves vs Celta de Vigo match will be broadcast this Wednesday, February 8,2017 at 12:00 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: beIN Sports en Espanol
Watch Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free), Fubo TV (Watch 24 Hours Free)