Deportivo La Coruna vs Espanyol Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Deportivo La Coruna vs Espanyol in La Liga.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Espanyol Match Preview
It is certainly not rosy for either Deportivo or Espanyol which means the Deportivo La Coruna vs Espanyol fixture that is scheduled to be played at the Estadio Municipal de Riazor on Friday, February 23 has all the makings of a classic. Not least because both the sides are in the bottom half of the La Liga. Check out our Deportivo La Coruna vs Espanyol prediction and betting tips before place your bets.
Deportivo La Coruna
Deportivo have had a very poor season in La Liga and it is only a worse Malaga team that is cushioning them from the bottom of the table. To be fair to Deportivo, they are just two points away from safety, but are still deep in the relegation zone at 19th place after 24 games (17 pts, W4, D5, L15). They wouldn’t have come this far, had it not been for the poor form over their last 14 league encounters during which they have won only once (D3, L10). New manager Clarence Seedorf brought in to assuage fears of relegation didn’t have a good start with two 1-0 losses coming into this Deportivo La Coruna vs Espanyol fixture. With no wins in their last nine matches (D2, L7), the hosts have a tough task in this match.
Deportivo’s problems wouldn’t solve Espanyol’s own plight who are hovering close to the relegation zone. However, the visitors of the Deportivo La Coruna vs Espanyol fixture are nine points ahead of the bottom three in 16th position (27 pts, W6, D9, L9). They are winless in their last six matches (D3, L3) in all competitions and in the league, they have no wins in six matches (D4, L2). Though there are no immediate alarm bells for the Barcelona-based club, there are concerns that any further dropping of points could accentuate their problems. Their away form in the league is no comfort either, as Espanyol have won only once in 11 trips (D5, L5).
Deportivo La Coruna vs Espanyol H2H
Espanyol do not have happy memories of their trips to the Riazor, as they have lost in three of their last five appearances here. However, they have taken 10 points from their last four league meetings against Deportivo.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Espanyol Team News
Home side miss suspended Bakkali, while Bicho is injured. Adrian, Sidnei, Albentosa and Valverde are all doubtful. On the other side, visitors miss Morilla and Lopez, while Roca is doubtful.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Espanyol Probable Line-ups
Deportivo La Coruna: Ruben (GK), Juanfran, Albentosa, Boveda, Luisinho, Cratabia, Guilherme, Lucas Perez, Adrian, Krohn-Dehli, Andone.
Espanyol: Diego Lopez (GK), Victor Sanchez, David Lopez, Lado, Martin, Baptistao, Darder, Carlos Sanchez, Granero, Garcia, Moreno.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Espanyol betting tip
Both sides have great problems at the back which means there should be goals at both ends. We are also expecting a cagey affair and the total goals to be under 2.5 goals, as both sides continue to struggle for efficiency in the final third. A winner in this tie? There is a bigger possibility of this being a stalemate, although backing Espanyol to win or draw makes more sense.