Alaves is still in La Liga's relegation zone, though it should be noted that the appointment of Abelardo Fernandez as the club's new manager in early December obviousy has the desired positive effect, as the hosts have recorded two victories in the last four rounds and seek their fourth consecutive win at Mendizorrota after those against Getafe (3-0/Copa del Rey), Las Palmas (2-0) and Malaga on Dec. 21 (1-0).
Abelardo Fernandez is expected to make at least seven changes in the starting lineup compared to the games in the league, but he did the same in the first match in Sant Francesc Xavier, where the hosts showed their supremacy by winning 3-1 after two goals from Ermedin Demirovic in the 36th and 65th minute and one goal from Munir El Haddadi in the 81st minute.Litri (d / 1+0), Carlos Vigaray (d / 12+0) and Burgui (m / 13+1) will surely miss this match due to injuries.
Formentera is a modest team from the third level of the Spanish football league system (Segunda Division B), with limited resouces and only three players with experience in La Liga in Samuel (defender), Joseba Garmendia (midfielder) and Gabriel Gomez Roman (forward).In the matter of fact, the guests made one of the biggest surprises in the tournament in the previous round, when they managed to eliminate Athletic Bilbao after a 1-1 draw in Sant Francesc Xavier on Oct. 25 and a 1-0 win at San Mames on Nov. 29, but this time the result from the first leg practically leaves them no chances for further progress, which could affect motivation of the players.
I think that the hosts are capable to cover this handicap.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- Prediction1 (-1.25) AH 2
- Odds-102 Unibet
- Match result2-0 (+7.84)
|13 Antonio Sivera|
|5 Víctor Laguardia|
|12 Rodrigo Ely|
|26 Adrián Diéguez|
|23 Álvaro Medrán|
|22 Mubarak Wakaso|
|16 Daniel Torres|
|29 Ermedin Demirovic|
|7 Rubén Sobrino|
|28 Victor López|
Head 2 head Statistics
Last 5 home Alaves
|21.12.17||Deportivo Alaves - Malaga||1-0||Prime|
|08.12.17||Deportivo Alaves - Las Palmas||2-0||Prime|
|30.11.17||Deportivo Alaves - Getafe||3-0||Cup|
|25.11.17||Deportivo Alaves - Eibar||1-2||Prime|
|04.11.17||Deportivo Alaves - Espanyol||1-0||Prime|
Last 5 away Formentera
|10.12.17||Real Zaragoza II - Formentera||2-1||Segun|
|29.11.17||Athletic Club - Formentera||0-1||Cup|
|26.11.17||Sabadell - Formentera||1-1||Segun|
|12.11.17||Elche - Formentera||0-1||Segun|
|01.11.17||Valencia II - Formentera||2-0||Segun|
Last 5 away Alaves
|07.01.18||Athletic Club - Deportivo Alaves||2-0||Prime|
|03.01.18||Formentera - Deportivo Alaves||1-3||Cup|
|16.12.17||Atletico Madrid - Deportivo Alaves||1-0||Prime|
|04.12.17||Girona - Deportivo Alaves||2-3||Prime|
|18.11.17||Getafe - Deportivo Alaves||4-1||Prime|