Deportivo La Coruna vs Athletic Bilbao
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 11 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Riazor, A Coruna.
Deportivo la Coruna host struggling Athletic Bilbao for round 3 of the 2016/2017 Spanish La liga Santander season.
Deportivo started their 2016/2017 campaign with a 2-1 home victory over Eibar. The Turks Gaizka Garitano are in search of their first win over Athletic Bilbao in 3 consecutive meetings, and their second win of this campaign.
Athletic Bilbao is still in search of their first league win this season. The lion sits 19th on the la liga log, after they failed to nick a point in their first 2 league games. Furthermore, Ernesto Valverde led side carried their struggling pre-season form into the new season, and will be hoping they turn things around and open doors to good results in their Visit to A Coruna.
Deportivo La Coruna won one of their last 5 league games at home. The Turks are currently on 3 games unbeaten run, which consist of 2 games unbeaten run.
Athletic is currently on 2 league games losing streak. Moreover, the lions have also managed 1 win in their last 5 away league games.
Deportivo La Coruna: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)
Lux: Juanfran, Albentosa, Sidnei, Navarro: Mosquera, Guilherme- Gil, Fajr, Luisinho: Andone
Athletic Bilbao: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)
Iraizoz: De Marcos, Boveda, Laporte, Balenziaga: Iturraspe, Benat- Williams, Eraso, Susaeta: Aduriz
Deportivo La Coruna vs Athletic Bilbao: Head to Head
Deportivo La Coruna maintains a clean record in homes games played with Bilbao. The Turks won 5 of their last 7 home games with Athletic Bilbao.
Moreover, Deportivo has won 4 of the last 10 similar encounters, compared to Bilbao’s 2. In addition, Bilbao also failed to defeat Deportivo in their last 7 visit to the A Coruna city.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Athletic Bilbao: Prediction
Clashes between these two sides as always been an even contest, regardless of the situation plaguing each side coming into the game.
Therefore, I will predict a win or draw situation in favor of Deportivo La Coruna.
Deportivo La Coruna Vs Athletic Bilbao: Betting Tips
Deportivo – Double Chace Win/Draw at 8/11 (1.72)
Under 2.5 goals at 3/5 (1.60).