Deportivo La Coruna vs Malaga
Spanish La Liga
Date: 6th April 2018, Friday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Riazor (La Coruña).
Deportivo La Coruna welcome Malaga to the Riazor in the biggest relegation battle in Spanish La Liga this season. The sides are occupying the bottom two spots in the table and there is a big distance to safety.
Both teams have almost similar stats this season with each winning 4 of their 30 games so far. The only difference is that Deportivo have three more stalemates and thus they are 3 points ahead of their visitors. Malaga have 17 points in their bag and are 11 points behind safe zone.
Deportivo’s last league win is dated back to December last year and their 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid on the weekend stretched their win-less run to 15 games. Yet, they managed to draw their last three home games. However, stalemates won’t help them stay up with another 8 games to close the season.
Meantime, Malaga showed some good fighting spirits in their last two outings and bagged a win and a draw in the process. The weekend saw them beating Villarreal 1-0 and this could be a huge morale boost to the team sitting at the foot of the table. Still, it is worth to note that Malaga had gone without a win in 14 games before their latest victory.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Malaga: Head-to-head
The teams share 2 wins and 2 draws from their last six La Liga meetings.
The reverse of the corresponding fixture resulted in a 3-2 Malaga win.
La Coruna have a solid home record against Malaga, having lost just 1 of the last 16 h2h matches in all competitions at the Riazor; 12 wins and 3 draws.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Malaga: Prediction
Both teams will be eyeing three points on Friday and therefore expect an open and entertaining affair. So, goals are guaranteed and both teams to score is my first option, while also considering 5 of their last 7 h2h meetings saw the same.
Regarding full-time result, Deportivo are expected to avoid a defeat, this is a prediction based on their terrific home record against the visiting team.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Malaga: Bet Tips
Both teams to Score for 2.05 with 10Bet
Draw no Bet – Deportivo for 1.42 odd with the same bookie.