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On January 17, Mendizorrotza (Vitoria-Gasteiz) will host the 1/8 final match of the Copa del Rey, in which Alaves will compete with Sevilla. The battle will start at 21:00 CET.
The club appeared in the Primera in 2016. In that very season it reached the final of the Copa del Rey, however, without getting the trophy. Gradually, “the Babazorros” became the first of the middle peasants of the La Liga, even though the team did not achieve serious results there. It had stably finished over the relegation zone until the last temporada, when the club went to the Segunda from the last, 20th place. However, at the weaker level it is possible to be among the leaders. It goes without saying that there are chances to come back to the elite division from the first or the second place if the team wins in this difficult struggle. At the same time, the representative of Vitoria continues its move within the Copa del Rey. The team from the Primera, Valladolid, was knocked out in the previous round. The only goal in that battle was scored in the 11th minute of the game by Sylla, and “the Pucelanos” could not change a 1-0 score until the final whistle. Obviously, Alaves is eager to repeat the same scenario in the following match.
The team gradually began to get out of the pit in which it spent the major part of the current temporada. Even the replacement of the coach did not help “White Andalusia” – the team had met a long break under the rule of Sampaoli, being in the relegation zone. It seems, at least during that break, Jorge managed to find a common language with his wards. Nowadays, “Los Nervionenses” are actively taking the points (and Monchi is expectedly good in the transfer market). At the same time, the chance to save the season, to decorate it with some kind of success remains only in other tournaments. The Spanish team left the Champions League to its “favourite” competition – the Europa League. Simultaneously, the Cup is closer and closer, especially if we take into account the loyal schedule.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Sevilla has got a series of 9 head-to-head matches without defeats, among which one can find 5 victories. At the same time, Alaves was able to finish 2 previous matches in draws.
Bookmakers do not believe in the potential of the hosts. Seville is in good shape, thus, we bet on its victory (odd: 1.97).
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