Deportivo La Coruna vs Alaves Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Deportivo La Coruna vs Alaves Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Deportivo La Coruna’s poor start to the 2017-18 Spanish La Liga campaign continued, as the team suffered a 2-1 loss against Real Betis. Joaquin came up with the opening goal after just 14 minutes, but Pepe Mel’s team were not behind for a long time. Federico Cartabia’s long-range effort in the 23rd minute levelled the scores, but Joaquin’s completed his brace in the 76th minute to hand the home team a win. Deportivo Alaves fell to a 3-0 loss against Villarreal to extend their horrendous start to the season. Alaves felt unlucky when Cedric Bakambu scored with the aid of a heavy deflection in the 32nd minute. Second-half goals from Carlos Bacca and Bakambu made it a comprehensive win for Villarreal. Luis Zubeldia has left Alaves following this poor start to the season. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

These two teams will be meeting each other for a fourth time in 2017 alone. In the recent five matches between these two clubs, four have ended up as a draw. Deportivo Alaves had a mediocre away record last season, but their poor start to the season was expected following the departure of Mauricio Pellegrino. Even though Deportivo La Coruna have managed a point from the first four games, home advantage against a struggling Alaves team is the perfect recipe for a win. I would go with a victory for Deportivo La Coruna.

Even with several struggles in front of goal, La Coruna have been able to score five goals in the last three league matches. Alaves have conceded more than 1.5 goals on an average this season. Hence, I see excellent value in backing Deportivo La Coruna to score over 1.5 goals.

Deportivo La Coruna win – 10/11

Deportivo La Coruna to score over 1.5 goals – 6/5

Deportivo La Coruna saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Alaves saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Deportivo La Coruna Form Guide

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo

Deportivo La Coruna

Won

0

Draw

3

Lost

7
L A

17-12-2017

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

23-12-2017

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

07-01-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

13-01-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

21-01-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 7 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

27-01-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

02-02-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 5 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

12-02-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

17-02-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

23-02-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Alaves Form Guide

Alaves Team Logo

Alaves

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
L A

07-01-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-01-2018

Copa del Rey

SD Formentera Team Logo SD Formentera

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-01-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

17-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

21-01-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

24-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 4 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-01-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

03-02-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

10-02-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

17-02-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Deportivo La Coruna Preview

The lack of wins even after four matches in the season is a concerning element for Deportivo La Coruna manages Pepe Mel, whose arrival midway through the 2016-17 season was a major catalyst behind the club surviving in the division. One of the few positives early on in this campaign has been the scoring run for La Coruna. The club has failed to score only once – against champions Real Madrid – this season. The primary problems have been at the other end of the pitch with the club conceding 11 goals already. Federico Cartabia is the top scorer at the club with two league goals.

Deportivo La Coruna Team News

Ruben Martinez (finger), Pedro Mosquera (thigh), Carles Gil (groin), and Zakaria Bakkali (unknown) are the players unavailable for Pepe Mel.

Alaves Preview

A combination of several factors has made Deportivo Alaves as early favourites for relegation from the La Liga this season. The club’s start to the season has not helped; Alaves are yet to score a goal this season, let alone take a point. It is rather surprising that Alaves has struggled in front of goal even after bringing in a reasonably prolific forward in the form of Bojan Krkic during the transfer window. The performances of Fernando Pacheco and Rodrigo Ely have been the only consolation so far.

Alaves Team News

Victor Laguardia (cruciate ligament) and Hector Hernandez Ortega (knee) are the players ruled out of the game, while Ruben Duarte (knee) is doubtful for the game.

Deportivo La Coruna Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Alaves Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Deportivo La Coruna vs Alaves Sidelined Players

Deportivo La Coruna
13 Ruben Martinez Injured
11 Carles Gil Injured
5 Pedro Mosquera Injured
Alaves
5 Victor Laguardia Injured
20 Hector Hernandez Injured
15 Bojan Krkic Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Costel Pantilimon 203 96
2 LB Juanfran 178 69
24 CD Fabian Schaer 186 84
14 CD Alejandro Arribas 182 75
16 RB Luisinho 175 63
17 CM Federico Valverde 179 -
20 CM Guilherme 178 78
22 CM Celso Borges 185 75
7 RF Lucas Perez 180 73
10 CF Florin Andone 182 73
9 LF Federico Nicolas Cartabia 170 65
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Fernando Pacheco 187 81
6 CD Guillermo Maripan 185 82
2 LB Carlos Vigaray 182 70
3 RB Ruben Duarte 180 75
12 CD Rodrigo Ely 188 82
16 CM Daniel Torres 183 80
19 CM Manu Garcia 182 74
23 CM Alvaro Medran 176 68
14 LF Burgui 184 71
24 CF Munir El Haddadi 175 69
11 RF Ibai Gomez 177 73