Deportivo La Coruna vs Mallorca
Spain – LaLiga2 Playoff Final (1st Leg)
Date: Thursday, 20 June 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Riazor (La Coruña).
Despite not even being able to touch 70 points on the board, and finishing fifth and sixth in the table, it’s Deportivo and Mallorca that will take part in the final of the promotional playoffs of the Segunda Division.
Contrary to what’s been popular, the lower-placed team having the home advantage in the first leg has actually worked in their favor in both the semifinals.
La Coruna recorded a huge 4-2 win in the first leg over favorites Malaga, and in the second leg, the latter could not do much despite playing in front of their home crowd. As a result, Deportivo once again registered a win, and thus took a spot in the final.
Mallorca, meanwhile, put on a 2-0 win at home over Albacete, with a goal apiece in both the halves and this put the latter under huge pressure in the return leg. Though they were able to net an early goal in the tie, the defense of Mallorca did a fine job in limiting the damage to just one conceded a goal.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Mallorca Head-to-head (h2h)
- Coruna recorded seven of the last eight h2h wins.
- Deportivo kept clean sheets in two of the last three matches.
- The last Mallorca won at this venue was back in 2005.
- Deportivo won five of the last six games at this stadium.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Mallorca Prediction
Coruna has the confidence of taking out favorite Malaga in the semis, and they delivered losses in both the legs as well. The one at home was a huge one at that too. Deportivo is on a three-match winning streak and was unbeaten in eight of their last nine fixtures.
At home, they have lost just thrice in their last 22 attempts, and is on a scoring streak of five matches, while keeping clean sheets in two of the last three.
On the other hand, Mallorca was winless in four of their last five games and is winless in their last four on the road. They also were devoid of wins in 18 of their last 21 away ties and lost three of their last four.
Finally, Deportivo recorded seven of the last eight h2h wins and won five of the last six h2h clashes at this stadium. Also, the last Mallorca registered a win at this venue was 14 years back.
As things stand, expect Deportivo to ride their home advantage to another victory.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Mallorca Betting Tips
A safe option is to back Over 1.5 total match goals priced at 1/2 (1.50) odd.
Brave punters can go with Deportivo to win the first leg for juicy 11/10 (2.10) odd