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DEPORTIVO IN JANUARY

02 Jan 2021
Four liga games and one Copa match, which can be extended to two more if the team advances in the tournament. The month of January is promising to be the busiest one on the season.

January could turn to be the busiest month for Deportivo during the season. There are four league games scheduled and three possible appearances in Copa Del Rey.  The month is so congested that one of o the games in liga could end up moved to future weeks in order to make room for the last-32 round in Copa.

The action starts next Wednesday as Depor host Deportivo Alavés for the second round in Copa Del Rey. It’s a one-leg series that means the irruption of the Primera clubs in the tournament. The Basques are trying to survive at the elite and are only three points above relegation, and with the busy calendar they have had, it’s certain that coach Machín is going to make rotations. If Depor continue advancing, then the last-32 round (January 16) and the last-16 round (January 27) will be played in the same month.

The last four games of Alavés:

COPA RINCÓN 0 ALAVÉS 2
Matchday 14 CELTA 2 ALAVÉS 0
Matchday 15 ALAVÉS 2 EIBAR 1
Matchday 16 OSASUNA 1 ALAVÉS 1

Then Deportivo return to the league and closes the first round visiting Zamora CF. The Castilian club has had a disappointing start to the league, but they are only three points below the promotion zone and they also remain alive in the Copa.

The last four games by Zamora:

Matchday 06 ZAMORA  0 UNIONISTAS 2
Matchday 07 ZAMORA  2 SALAMANCA 0
Matchday 08 COMPOSTELA 0 SALAMANCA 0
COPA ZAMORA  2 LOGROÑES 1

An unusual situation occurs at the middle of the month. The last-32 round in Copa is scheduled in the third weekend of the new year, but the first match of the second round at Segunda B is also scheduled on that weekend. So, Depor will have to move the visit to Salamanca CF to February or March in case of defeating Alavés. Los Charros have had a terrible season as they have lost 7 of the 8 games played so far and are the bottom club in the subgroup and have remained scoreless in their last four games.

The last four games by Salamanca:

Matchday 05 PONTEVEDRA 2 SALAMANCA 0
Matchday 06 SALAMANCA 0 CELTA B 3
Matchday 07 ZAMORA  2 SALAMANCA 1
Matchday 08 UNIONISTAS 1 SALAMANCA 0

Then Deportivo will play two straight league games at the Riazor. The first one is against SD Compostela. The Galician neighbors are having a respectful start to the season despite they are out of relegation only by the goal difference rule. They have only lost once, but have added five draws in their eight games.

The last four games by Compostela:

Matchday 06 COMPOSTELA 2 PONTEVEDRA 2
Matchday 07 CELTA B 0 COMPOSTELA 3
Matchday 08 COMPOSTELA 0 ZAMORA 0
COPA IBIZA 2 COMPOSTELA 1

January ends with the home game against Unionistas de Salamanca, which is the surprising leader in the subgroup. Their only defeat was against Depor, but have won the last four games without conceding a goal and they are not only leading the subgroup, but also group 1 at Segunda B.

The last four games by Unionistas:

Matchday 05 UNIONISTAS 2 CORUXO 0
Matchday 06 ZAMORA  0 UNIONISTAS 2
Matchday 07 UNIONISTAS 1 GUIJUELO 0
Matchday 08 UNIONISTAS 1 SALAMANCA 0

The calendar of Deportivo in January:
06/Jan/2021: Deportivo v Alavés (Copa, second round)
10/Jan/2021: Zamora CF v Deportivo (matchday 09)
16/Jan/2021: Salamanca CF v Deportivo (matchday 10)
24/Jan/2021: Deportivo v SD Compostela (matchday 11)
31/Jan2021: Deportivo v Unionistas de Salamanca (matchday 12)

ARCHIVE NEWS JAN/21

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