Las Palmas will meet Valencia in the second leg of the Copa Del Rey Cup Quarter Final match at the Estadio Gran Canaria on Thursday, Jan. 28, starting 8 PM GMT.
As per the International Business Times reports, Las Palmas hold a slender chance of going to the Cup semi-finals as a 1-1 draw at Mestalla proved to be an added advantage before the second leg against Valencia. A goalless draw will be enough to seal a spot in the semi finals, as per the reports.
Quique Setien’s side has been exceptional at home winning four matches out of their last six matches across all competitions. But they lost their last match against Levante.
Quique Setien was quoted as saying, “We got two goals [against Levante] which is not bad, the problem is isolated incidents that cost us a lot of control. After they scored the first goal, we were better. When you get the ball and go to the attacking half and leave spaces behind, you cannot make any mistakes.”
Angel Montoro who was signed in January could start proceedings in the upcoming match. Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves is still out due to injury.
Gary Neville is hopeful about a positive result in Thursday night’s encounter. “It’s a final, it’s a game we’ve got to go and win and we’ve got to be positive to score goals,” Sky Sports quoted Neville as saying. “We would have liked to go in with an advantage… but we know what we need to do.”
“We need to find a way to win football matches far more consistently. In a cup game, all that matters is the result. The performance doesn’t matter, and although we do want a good one, all that matters is going through.”
Las Palmas (all competitions): LDLWD
Last result: Levante 3-2 Las Palmas
Valencia (all competitions): DDDWL
Last result: Deportivo La Coruna 1-1 Valencia
Las Palmas possible XI: Lizoain; Simon, Garcia, Artiles, Castellano; Mesa, Culio; Momo, Valeron, Mubarak; Araujo
Valencia possible XI: Ryan; Barragan, Mustafi, Abdennour, Gaya; Bakkali, Barbosa; Rodrigo, Parejo, Gomes; Negredo
Las Palmas vs Valencia, Copa Del Rey Second Leg Quarter Final
Date: Thursday, 28 January 2016
Time: 8 PM GMT
Venue: Estadio Gran Canaria
Live Stream: Bet365