Almeria vs Deportivo La Coruna
Spanish Segunda Division
Date: Monday, 19 November 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos (Almeria).
Almeria host Deportivo La Coruna on Monday evening in the last game of the Matchday No 14 in Segunda Division. The visitors will head into it in the highest of spirits as they kept marching towards the immediate La Liga return with a demolishing 4-0 victory over Real Oviedo last weekend.
It was an exquisite showing from the team led by Natxo Gonzalez. Domingos Duarte, Carlos Fernandez and Quique (a brace) were on the scoreline for Branquiazuis on the occasion.
Depor are thus only a single point short of Granada and Alcorcon at the very top of the standings after 13rounds of the competition. They head into this unbeaten in last eight in the league (five wins and three draws). La Coruna notched four goals on two separate occasions in last five outings. Can they maintain such form on Monday at Estadio de Los Juegos Meditarraneos?
Almeria vs Deportivo La Coruna: Head-to-head
The two sides last battled it out back in the 2014/15 La Liga campaign.
Almeria were more successful in the most recent history as they won two and drew one of past three meetings against Branquiazuis.
Rojiblancos generally lead the head to head tie by four wins coming into their 15th encounter with Depor.
Deportivo La Coruna failed to score in last three encounters against Almeria.
Almeria vs Deportivo La Coruna: Prediction
The hosts, who barely saved the second class status last year, began the new campaign in a decent fashion. They sit 10th in the league ladder at the moment, but their form has been way less impressive than the one of Deportivo’s of late.
Almeria are, however, a very tough nut to crack in their own backyard where they won four on the bounce in Segunda Division. Moreover, Rojiblancos held the likes of Villarreal to a 3-3 draw in the first leg of the Copa del Rey tie.
They notched two or more goals in all of last five home games across competitions. Knowing about Deportivo’s impressive attacking shape, we have to go for goals at both ends at the odds of 2.00 here.
Almeria vs Deportivo La Coruna: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.40 (7/5).