Espanyol vs Deportivo La Coruna
Spanish La Liga
Date: Friday, 6th January, 2017
Kick-off: 19:45 UK
Venue: RCDE Stadium, Cornella de Llobregat.
Deportivo La Coruna ended the year 2016 with the great form winning two matches in a row against Osasuna and Real Betis. The team led by Gaizka Garitano showed amazing attacking displays in December when they netted as many as five goals against Real Sociedad at Riazor and two against the Champions League winners Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu.
The man responsible for this amazing turnaround is their Romanian striker Florin Andone, who bagged as many as five goals in last six games. The run, thus helped Depor to escape the danger zone and they will surely have something to say at RCDE Stadium in their first match in Spanish LaLiga in the New Year 2017.
The story is somewhat different with Espanyol. The team led by Quique Sanchez Flores opened the season in a strong fashion. But they ended the year with back-to-back defeats to Barcelona and Alcorcon. Their home form is very solid though, since the team did not lose a single out of last five games in Cornella de Llobregat. They beat Leganes and Sporting Gijon in last two home fixtures.
Espanyol vs Deportivo La Coruna: Head-to-Head Stats
Espanyol will have the opportunity to level the score in head to head encounters to 17 wins each ahead of the teams’ 45th H2H match. Interestingly, none of the nine previous matches between the two sides offered the option of both teams netting. And we believe that the time has come for the trend to be stopped since both sides have a pretty decent potential going up front.
Espanyol vs Deportivo La Coruna: Prediction
The bookmakers have seriously underestimated La Coruna here, in spite of the impressive home form Espanyol showed in the most recent home games. We would advise you to take the Over 2.5 goals FT bet as the number one option because both teams have been quite impressive with their attacking game play.
At the same time more than vulnerable at the back. Over bet is priced up at 5/4 representing a huge value. Alternatively, BTTS pick is paid at even odds offering equally high value.
Espanyol vs Deportivo La Coruna: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals at 11/8 (2.40)
Both teams to Score at 11/10 (2.10).