Alaves are doing well nowadays, they're unbeaten in 8 games across all competitions. Hosts have comfortable situation with the squad, goalkeeper Pacheco could be the only absentee. Deportivo La Coruna are undefeated in last 4 games, nevertheless their away record is poor as Depor are still winless on the road in this season. The Galician outfit have problems with the squad these days because Babel left the club, Fajr is away on African Cup of Nations whereas Carles Gil and Bruno Gama are injured. These are all important offensive players. First-choice goalkeper Tyton wasn't included in match squad for this cup fixture. Deportivo have their next league game scheduled on Saturday and coach Gaizka Garitano said that he'll have that in mind. In my opinion Alaves are favourites at Mendizorroza and I expect hosts to get a positive result.
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