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

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Deportivo La Coruna vs Espanyol Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Deportivo La Coruna’s poor run continued after a 1-0 defeat against Deportivo Alaves. Both teams traded blows by hitting the woodwork – Ruben Duarte for Alaves and Zakaria Bakkali for La Coruna. However, the crucial point in the game was provided by Munir’s spectacular long-range effort in the 61st minute. Ibai Gomez also hit the woodwork late in the game. Espanyol were involved in a third consecutive draw, as Villarreal picked up a 1-1 draw at the RCDE Stadium. Villarreal had several chances and took the lead through Rodrigo Hernandez in the 25th minute. However, the Yellow Submarines failed to build on the goal and Esteban Granero equalised from the spot with five minutes left. Espanyol could have snatched a win if not for Pablo Fornals striking the woodwork in the dying moments.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Espanyol are looking to do the double over La Coruna after a comfortable victory in the reverse fixture. The Catalan outfit have three wins in the last four meetings with La Coruna. Away matches are an Achilles heel for Espanyol, but they have suffered one defeat in the last four on the road. This could be the start of a decent run for Flores’ team. Even though La Coruna did well in the last home game, I would back a win for Espanyol. The Espanyol outfit has struggled for clean sheets – none in the last six matches. La Coruna’s recent scoring form being rather dismal with no goals in three, but they have scored in four out of the last five games against the Catalan team. Players like Leo Baptistao, Gerard Moreno, and Pablo Fornals are in decent form. I would back both teams to score.

Espanyol win – 2/1

Both teams to score – 4/5

Deportivo La Coruna saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Espanyol scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.9

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

2

Draw

5

Lost

3
W H

06-04-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

17-04-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

20-04-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Valladolid Team Logo Real Valladolid

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

17-08-2018

Segunda Division

Albacete Team Logo Albacete

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Espanyol Form Guide

Espanyol Team Logo

Espanyol

Won

9

Draw

1

Lost

0
W A

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

W A

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

19-07-2018

Club Friendlies

UE Olot Team Logo UE Olot

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

26-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Richmond Kickers Team Logo Richmond Kickers

FT 2 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

29-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Cincinnati

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

08-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Gimnastic Team Logo Gimnastic

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

18-08-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Deportivo La Coruna Preview

Deportivo La Coruna appear as strong relegation contenders with every week and the manner of the performance against Alaves suggests that the team will struggle to shake off the situation anytime soon. La Coruna are in danger of dropping well behind the safety positions – just like Malaga. Clarence Seedorf has not had much of an impact, as he has seen his team suffer back-to-back 1-0 defeats. The Dutchman quickly needs to get his first victory under the belt in order to start building an escape route. Florin Andone leads the scoring charts at La Coruna with six goals.

Deportivo La Coruna Team News

Bicho (shoulder), Adrian (knee), and Federico Valverde (hamstring) are the players unavailable for Deportivo La Coruna.

Espanyol Preview

Espanyol have had a tough run of late, but the team will be delighted at the manner in which they have taken points off Barcelona and Villarreal. Yet, the winless run for the Catalan outfit has now stretched to six games in all competitions, while their last league victory was at the start of 2018. The lack of trust up front has been a key factor, while Espanyol have also struggled for clean sheets. A return of just two clean sheets since December is unlike Espanyol. Gerard Moreno leads the scoring charts with 10 goals.

Espanyol Team News

Quique Flores will be without Adrian Lopez (meniscus) and Jairo Morilla (Achilles tendon) due to injuries.

Deportivo La Coruna 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

Espanyol Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

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 Espanyol Sidelined Players

Deportivo La Coruna
6 Raul Albentosa Injured
17 Federico Valverde Injured
18 Zakaria Bakkali Suspended
Espanyol
21 Marc Roca Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Ruben Martinez 187 81
16 RB Luisinho 175 63
4 CD Eneko Boveda 181 77
24 CD Fabian Schaer 188 84
2 LB Juanfran 178 69
7 CM Lucas Perez 180 73
9 CM Federico Nicolas Cartabia 170 65
5 CDM Pedro Mosquera 183 77
20 CDM Guilherme 178 78
15 CM Adrian Lopez 183 71
10 CF Florin Andone 180 78
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Diego Lopez 196 88
3 RB Aaron Caricol 180 72
6 CD Oscar Duarte 186 81
15 CD David Lopez 185 80
4 LB Victor Sanchez Mata 175 73
23 LM Esteban Granero 180 77
25 CM Sergi Darder 180 67
8 CM Carlos Sanchez 182 82
19 RM Pablo Piatti 163 63
11 CF Leo Baptistao 181 71
7 CF Gerard Moreno 180 75