Deportivo (@1.91) vs Malaga (@4.0)
20-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Deportivo will win

Deportivo – Malaga Match Prediction | 20-10-2019 10:00

He was only appointed Malaga boss in mid-April following the sacking of Juan Muiz but has really hit the ground running steering the Andalusians to a 3rd place finish and the advantage of a home 2nd leg. Malaga are unquestionably the form team. They head into the play-offs following five straight victories (includes an awarded 1-0 over now defunct Reus). To add to the spice, as if any were needed, the mastermind of the turnaround in form has been none other than former Depor player and coach Vctor Snchez.

Every cliche in the book suggested they were the team that had timed their run well and were well placed to go on and secure promotion. They certainly started brightly in Galicia but a sloppy Second Half showing and in fairness plenty of quality from Depor leaves them with plenty to do here. Malaga had been in fine form heading into the play-offs. Theyd reeled off four straight wins under their new boss Victor Sanchez.

Lomban played 31 games for los Granadinos in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, but he failed to find the net for the Andalusian outfit in the top flight. After making 62 appearances for the club, he signed a three-year contract with Granada on 10 August, 2015. David Lomban played just one season for the Catalan outfit in Segunda Division and then he decided to take a bigger step towards a brighter future as he joined La Liga side Elche.

They look capable of at least getting a result from the game which would give them the advantage heading into the 2nd Leg. Malaga are in great form but this will be a test of the progress theyve made since the change in coach. There hasnt been much to choose between the teams all season and this promises to be tight with so much at stake.

Malaga

Malaga are in great form but this will be a test of the progress theyve made since the change in coach. There hasnt been much to choose between the teams all season and this promises to be tight with so much at stake. They look capable of at least getting a result from the game which would give them the advantage heading into the 2nd Leg.

While they do have two away goals to their name, the team is trailing by two against Deportivo. Its pandemonium as of now in the Segunda playoffs, and favorites Malaga is looking at the imminent exit. 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.

They saw off Cordoba 2-0 in their final fixture at the weekend to ensure they pipped Cadiz and Oviedo to the final play-off spot. Depor have also ended the season pretty well though with their last 7 games producing 4 victories and only one defeat. Depor also sacked their coach in April with Jos Luis Mart taking charge to steer them over the finish line and at least give them a shot at securing an immediate return to the top flight.

Deportivo La Coruna fans are likely to pack the stadium and that is the main reason why we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Galician team, who are desperate to return to Primera Division. Los Boquerones, on the other hand, are on a five-game winning run in the Spanish second tier, but they will have a big fish to fry in Wednesdays football match against Jose Martis troops.

Weve seen some miraculous comebacks in the Segunda Division play-offs in recent years. However Depor will be a tougher proposition than some of those sides and they showed enough last time out to suggest they are well capable of scoring at La Rosaleda which would make it very tough for Malaga to progress. Malaga will also take confidence from having scored 3 times in each of their last 3 home games, winning the lot and conceding a total of just one goal. This tie isnt over just yet.

Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:

Los Boquerones, on the other hand, are on a five-game winning run in the Spanish second tier, but they will have a big fish to fry in Wednesdays football match against Jose Martis troops. Deportivo La Coruna fans are likely to pack the stadium and that is the main reason why we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Galician team, who are desperate to return to Primera Division.

Deportivo La Coruna play host to Malaga at their Estadio Abanca-Riazor in the first leg of the Segunda Division play-offs. Deportivo are a real force to be reckoned with at home and despite the fact that Malaga finished the regular part of the season in third position in the standings, we believe that home win should be considered. The Galicians recorded a routine 2-0 win over Cordoba on the last day of the regular season, with the team clinching their spot in the play-offs.

They head into the play-offs following five straight victories (includes an awarded 1-0 over now defunct Reus). To add to the spice, as if any were needed, the mastermind of the turnaround in form has been none other than former Depor player and coach Vctor Snchez. He was only appointed Malaga boss in mid-April following the sacking of Juan Muiz but has really hit the ground running steering the Andalusians to a 3rd place finish and the advantage of a home 2nd leg. Malaga are unquestionably the form team.

Thanks to a come-from-behind win over Malaga at Riazor Deportivo La Coruna moved one step closer to booking their place in the Segunda Division play-offs final. The Galicians were scoring goals for fun in the first leg, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Saturdays clash. Deportivo are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in the return leg, but seeing that their away record is anything but good, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.

This is a fixture that feels like it belongs in the Primera Division and indeed was a top flight clash as recently as last season. At most only one of these teams wills be returning to the Primera though with bitter disappointment set to await the losers of this tie which commences in Galicia this Wednesday evening and concludes over 1,000 km away on the Costa del Sol on Saturday.