Jaume Domenech
Valencia are on a five-game unbeaten run at the Mestalla across all competitionsReuters

Valencia will be hoping to take a giant stride towards the last-four stage of the Copa del Rey when they face Las Palmas in the first leg of the quarter-finals at the Mestalla on 21 January.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 7pm GMT. The game is not scheduled for live broadcast in the UK.

Overview

Valencia came from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Rayo Vallecano at the weekend, leaving coach Gary Neville still without his first La Liga victory. The hosts have won just two of their last seven games across all competitions, but are on a five-match unbeaten run at the Mestalla.

Jose Luis Gaya, Lucas Orban, Javi Fuego, Sofiane Feghouli and Aymen Abdennour are all sidelined due to injury for the visit of Las Palmas.

The Estadio de Gran Canaria side's five-game unbeaten streak came to an end at the weekend, when they were beaten 3-0 at home by La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. The Canary Islanders have never won the Copa del Rey and are appearing in the quarter-finals for only the fourth time in history.

Midfielder Javi Castellano and forward Asdrubal Hernandez missed the trip to the Mestalla due to injury, but David Simon is available again after serving a ban.

What managers say

Gary Neville: "The first half [against Rayo Vallecano] I find difficult to explain, it was an incredibly disappointing performance. I said at half-time that for me football is about joy. Of course you have to win but you have to enjoy the experience, you have to have expression, and in the first half we didn't show anything."

Quique Setien: "We knew perfectly what Atleti can do and what their strengths were. It's a tremendously disciplined team. [Diego] Simeone is a coach who gets the best out of his players. Despite the defeat, I think the team has played an extraordinary match."

Form guide

  • Valencia (all competitions): D W L W D
  • Last result: Valencia 2-2 Rayo Vallecano
  • Las Palmas (all competitions): L W D W D
  • Last result: Las Palmas 0-3 Atletico Madrid

Betting odds (888sport)

  • Valencia win: 8/13
  • Draw: 37/13
  • Las Palmas win: 19/4

Team news

Valencia possible XI: Ryan; Barragan, Mustafi, Santos, Cancelo; Barbosa, Parejo, Gomes; Rodrigo, Negredo, Mina

Las Palmas possible XI: Varas; Simon, Artiles, Garrido, D Castellano; Mesa, Gomez; El Zhar, Tana, Viera; Jose