Deportivo La Coruna vs Villarreal
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 14th January 2017
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Riazor, La Coruna.
Deportivo la Coruna continued from where they stopped last year when they enjoyed a terrific December with three wins and a single defeat (in which they scored at Santiago Bernabeu against Real Madrid). The team led by Gaizka Garitano remained unbeaten in the initial two games of the New Year as well playing two draws with Deportivo Alaves and Espanyol. We can definitely say that the Yellow Submarine will not have an easy task since Depor have won three out of last four home games netting at least twice during the four-match unbeaten streak.
Villarreal, on the other hand, have enjoyed a decent campaign in the first part of the season. Fran Escriba is happy to see his team still in the contest for the very top of the table since the 4th placed Atletico Madrid (and Champions League positions) are only a single point away. The Yellow Submarine showed a terrific display against the champions in the last round. The Italian striker pushed them in front right at the start of the second half to increase his total tally to seven goals in La Liga so far in the season. The team managed to hold on to the lead all up until the 90th minute of the game when Lionel Messi came out with the unstoppable free-kick stunner to destroy the party for the home crowd at El Madrigal.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Villarreal: Head-to-Head Stats
Deportivo La Coruna are better in head to head clashes historically, winning 13 matches vs Villarreal’s 11 victories. Interestingly, Depor took two wins in a row against Villarreal, beating them in a friendly prior to the start of this season with 2 – 0 at Riazor.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Villarreal: Prediction
The bookmakers were also having hard time to figure which of the two sides is closer to snatching three points here. Both teams are still looking to garb the first win in 2017, but we somehow have the impression that none of them will make it since the draw seems to be the most realistic of the three outcomes. We’ll back the draw at 11/5 as the number one betting option. If you are looking for safer picks, Depor not to lose the match is priced at decent value 10/11.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Villarreal: Betting Tips
Draw 11/5 (3.20)
Double Chance – Deportivo or Draw at 10/11 (1.92).