Malaga vs Deportivo La Coruna
Spain – LaLiga2 Playoff
Date: Saturday, 15th June 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda (Málaga).
Against expectations, Malaga faced a heavy defeat in the first leg of the playoff semis, which would determine the third spot to be filled by the Segunda in the top division. The favorites had begun on the right note and broke the deadlock quite early in the fixture.
But the 0-1 lead over Deportivo was short-lived, as the hosts hit back three minutes later to make the aggregate score level.
Seven minutes before half time, Malaga once against took the lead and held it till the break. But what happened next in the latter half completely blew away even the home fans.
One after one, Deportivo slotted in three goals to make the scoreline 4-2, while the guests had no answer to this onslaught, and saw their form being seriously questioned by the underdogs.
Malaga vs Deportivo La Coruna Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the last four wins went to Deportivo.
- 10 of the last 14 games had goals from both teams.
- 11 of the last 16 encounters at this venue had the same stat as well.
- The last Deportivo won at this venue was back in 2003.
Malaga vs Deportivo La Coruna Prediction
As per the rules, should the aggregate scoreline remain level after the two legs, the away-goals rule will be applied, which Malaga has two already. If this method does not bring forth a victor, then by virtue of finishing higher in the league table in the regular season, Malaga will advance.
It’s pandemonium as of now in the Segunda playoffs, and favorites Malaga is looking at the imminent exit. While they do have two away goals to their name, the team is trailing by two against Deportivo. As such, the hosts for this game will need a 2-0, or 3-1 win to advance, whereas if La Coruna manages two goals, then the home team will need a three-goal margin to make the final.
With such high stakes, and the rhythm already set with goals, we can expect the second leg to carry on what the first started. Malaga needs two goals somehow to have any chance of progressing and will attack from the start, while Deportivo can settle their authority with away goals, and can be counted on to go after it.
By all means, we are staring at a goal-fest. Also, 10 of the last 14 h2h ties and 11 of the last 16 at this venue had goals from both teams. Wait for another episode of their fierce meetings riddled with goals.
Malaga vs Deportivo La Coruna Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 2.25 (5/4)
Over 1.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).