Malaga vs Deportivo La Coruna
Spanish La Liga 2016/17
Date: Saturday, 26th November 2016,
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda, Malaga.
Malaga have finally started to show glimpses of their quality in the recent few league outings. They held Barcelona to a goal-less draw on matchday 12. However, the Blaugrana were without the services of key players including Messi and Suarez. Malaga were reduced to 10 men by the hour mark, but were still to restrict the elite opponent from creating many clear cut chances.
Deportivo were leading Sevilla by 2 goals at home just before the half-time before succumbing to a 3-2 loss on matchday 12. The result put them on a 4 match win-less run, suffering three defeats during the period. They have only managed 2 wins so far this season, with both coming at home.
Malaga are 11th in the league table with 16 points from their 12 matches, while their Saturday’s opponent Deportivo La Coruna are sitting 17th in the table, just a point above the relegation zone.
Malaga vs Deportivo La Coruna: Head-to-head stats
Malaga are unbeaten in the last 7 matches against Deportivo La Coruna in all competitions. They won 2-0 in the corresponding home fixture of last season and the return leg was a thriller which ended in 3-3 draw.
And at home, Malaga are undefeated against Deportivo since 2003, a record that spreads across 13 matches in all competitions. However, they only managed 3 wins during the period, with 10 matches seeing draws.
Malaga vs Deportivo La Coruna: Prediction
Malaga are a team in good spirit and their recent record at home look particularly strong. The last 4 are win scoring a minimum of 2 goals. Also, they were beaten only once at the La Rosaleda this season, which was against a strong Villarreal.
Deportivo on the other hand are yet to register a win away from home and did struggle in their recent visits to Malaga. They have lost in 3 of the last 4 away matches at this same venue and with the recent stats the hosts look good for a win.
Malaga vs Deportivo La Coruna: Bet Tips
Malaga to win at 12/11 (2.05).