Gary Neville
All three of Valencia's wins under Gary Neville have arrived in the Copa del Rey Reuters

Las Palmas hold a slender advantage going into the second leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final showdown with Gary Neville's Valencia at the Estadio Gran Canaria on 28 January.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 8pm GMT. The game is not scheduled for live broadcast in the UK.


Wilfried Zahibo's own goal in the first leg at the Mestalla — which ended in a 1-1 draw — gave Las Palmas a precious advantage to take to the Estadio Gran Canaria. A goalless draw will be enough to seal progress to the Copa del Rey semi-finals for Quique Setien's side, who have won four of their last six games at home in all competitions.

January signing Angel Montoro could make his debut for the home side in midfield, while Vicente Gomez remains sidelined with a broken collarbone.

A late Alvaro Negredo goal rescued a point for Valencia at the weekend against Deportivo La Coruna, leaving the visitors 16 points adrift of the Champions League spots. All of Gary Neville's three wins as Valencia head coach have arrived in the Copa del Rey, with the former Manchester United defender coming under increasing pressure to improve results.

Neville has no fresh injury concerns. Goalkeeper Diego Alves has returned to training after recovering from a knee injury but will not feature against Las Palmas.

What managers say

Quique Setien: "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."

Gary Neville: "The wins will come. The fans want victories and I am desperate to give them to them. The least they demand is that the players fight to the end. I am not happy with today's result [against Deportivo La Coruna]; a draw can never please a manager of Valencia. What I am is proud of the fact that we fought until the end."

Form guide

  • Las Palmas (all competitions): LDLWD
  • Last result: Levante 3-2 Las Palmas
  • Valencia (all competitions): DDDWL
  • Last result: Deportivo La Coruna 1-1 Valencia

Betting odds (bwin)

  • Las Palmas win: 24/13
  • Draw: 23/10
  • Valencia win: 6/4

Team news

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