Deportivo La Coruna vs Malaga Predictions & Match Preview

Deportivo La Coruna vs Malaga
Spain – LaLiga2 Playoff
Date: Wednesday, 12th June 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Riazor (La Coruña).

The playoffs to determine the third team who’ll ply their trade next season along with the likes of some of the best teams in the world begins with this tie. Deportivo finished sixth in the table, and as a result takes on the third-placed Malaga, in hopes of qualifying to the final of the four-team competition.

Malaga was spectacular leading up to the end of the regular season, and as of now is on a winning streak. Last day, they defeated Elche with a 3-0 win at home, dominating the opponents from the get-go.

Deportivo, meanwhile, recorded a win too, over Cordoba, once again at home. Compared to that of Malaga, it was a tougher game, and the hosts were made to work for the win. The two goals came on either side of the half time, for which the guests had no answer for.

Deportivo La Coruna vs Malaga Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Six of the last eight wins went to Malaga.
  • 20 of the last 23 wins went to the teams at home.
  • 13 of the last 14 wins at this venue went to the hosts.
  • Five of the last seven overall meetings had goals at either end of the pitch.

Deportivo La Coruna vs Malaga Prediction

Deportivo was unbeaten in six of their last seven games, and they won their last two home ties as well. In front of their home crowd, the team was unbeaten in 19 of their last 22 attempts.

The most glaring argument in support of Deportivo comes from h2h ties. A massive 20 of the last 23 such wins went to the teams at home, and at this venue, 13 of the last 14 went to Deportivo. In other words, Malaga has recorded a single win at this venue since 1999.

In addition, in the same period, only once has Deportivo failed to score at home. As such, expect the hosts to avoid a loss at any cost.

Malaga, in all probability, will be in gear for the second leg, where they’d have the home advantage. And an away goal here increases their chances for progress, manifold.

They scored two or more goals in four of the last five fixtures and got on the scoresheet in nine of their last ten away ties. Moreover, five of the last seven overall meetings had goals from both teams. Finally, take into account the form Malaga is in, and it’d be upset if they do not find the back of the net.

Deportivo La Coruna vs Malaga Betting Tips

  • Draw no Bet – Deportivo @ 1.50
  • Both Teams to Score @ 2.25.