While most of the European leagues have long been in the summer break, La Liga 2 is still not over – at least for the teams in third to sixth place after the regular season. For them are the promotion playoffs and the first pairing provides for La Coruna against Malaga. The hosts only secured the ticket for the playoffs last weekend. Thanks to a 2-0 home win against Cordoba, it was enough in the final bills for sixth place. For the relegated from La Liga thus continues the hope of the immediate return to the House of Lords.
For some time, the guests had planning security for the playoffs. The Malaga CF took third place and especially in the last few weeks the squad of coach Victor Sanchez has turned upside down. All league matches have been won on the last five matchdays and this three times including a clean sheet. For the playoffs, the bottom of the table La Liga from the preseason seems to be well prepared and a direct resurgence is like the host close enough to touch.
Today’s Betting Prediction La Coruna vs Malaga
The third rank also has a decisive advantage: So the regulation provides that in a draw after the two duels, the season placement is used as a tie-breaker! At La Coruna against Malaga is the tip that the Blanquiazules at least not as a loser will start the journey home. The double chance of Malaga in the Estadio Municipal de Riazor goes hand in hand with the use of five units.
The kickers from the north commuted between the seventh and sixth rank in recent weeks. A Vabanquespiel that the trailer strained annoying bad, but in the end it was enough for the promotion playoffs. In this context, among other things, the change on the coaching position paid off last April. Since 44-year-old Josep Lluis Marti took the job, it has been slightly uphill. With five wins and two draws and three bankruptcies, he has no over-balance on, but the now insecure team has stabilized in recent weeks. Especially the recent games against direct competitors in the fight for the playoffs were fairly successful. Thus, the Branquiazuis drew against the seventh from Cadiz and the fifth of the final table, RCD Mallorca, was defeated.
Furthermore, La Coruna was not disturbed by the betting scandal in Spain in recent weeks. After all, the club with the defender Inigho Lopez one of the arrested main suspects in their own ranks. The 36-year-old completed only a brief stint this season following his move to the winter break of Extremadura UD, but the excitement surrounding the ongoing investigation could well have had a negative impact on the Elf from Galicia. On the offensive, the hopes of Deportivo are otherwise mainly on the striker Quique. The 29-year-old was signed by CA Osasuna last summer and with 16 goals, he was the second-best scorer in the Spanish lower house. The Turcos of captain Álex Bergantiños can also draw on full staff, since none of the candidates for the starting eleven and from among the most important bankers is injured.
Expected formation of La Coruna:
➤ Gimenez – Garcia – Mari – Duarte – Boveda – Bergantinos – Exposito – Pedro – Borja – Cartabia – Quique
Last matches of La Coruna:
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – La Coruna Vs. Cordoba 2: 0 (Segunda Division)
⚽️ 04.06.2019 – Elche Vs. La Coruna 0: 0 (Segunda Division)
⚽️ 27.05.2019 – La Coruna vs. Mallorca 1: 0 (Segunda Division)
⚽️ 19.05.2019 – Lugo Vs. La Coruna 1: 0 (Segunda Division)
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – La Coruna vs. Cadiz 1: 1 (Segunda Division)
For the Malaguistas it was after the last season as bottom of the table in La Liga 2, which ten years in the Beletage of Spanish football came to an end. But there is legitimate hope for the resurgence. The last few weeks have given the fans of Malaga a lot of confidence before: No other team was more successful in the final spurt of the league than the Albicelestes. One reason for the upturn is unquestionably the recent change of coach to La Coruna. Two months ago, Victor Sanchez inherited the 50-year-old Juan Muniz, who coached Malaga three times in his coaching career. Since Sanchez is at the helm, the shape curve is clearly up. His record includes six wins and one bankruptcy and one draw.
“The victory was very important. We knew we had to win to finish in third place and that’s exactly what we did. ” – Polish goalkeeper Pawel Kieszek after the last matchday
It is also pleasing from Malaga’s point of view that striker Blanco is on board again after serving his card suspension last weekend. This is an important news for the Boquerones, as the Argentinian, who was signed before the season of Shakhtar Donezk, is the second-best scorer on the Malaga CF after Spanish midfielder Adrian Gonzales. In addition, in the match against La Coruna the Elf will rely on their away strength. After all, only five appearances were lost during the season – a performance that otherwise only Granada has. Furthermore, the personal situation on the defensive has eased. In addition to Captain Federico Ricca now Juan Carlos is available again, which was missing for many months due to injury.
Expected formation of Malaga:
➤ Kieszek – Cifu – Carlos – Hernández – Ricca – Bare – Adrian – N’Diaye – Parra – Gonzales – Blanco
Last matches of Malaga:
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Malaga vs. Moose 3: 0 (Segunda Division)
⚽️ 04.06.2019 – Albacete Vs. Malaga 1: 2 (Segunda Division)
⚽️ 24.05.2019 – Malaga vs. Zaragoza 3: 1 (Segunda Division)
⚽️ 19.05.2019 – Reus Vs. Malaga 0: 1 (Segunda Division)
⚽️ 13.05.2019 – Malaga vs. Real Oviedo 3: 0 (Segunda Division)
La Coruna vs. Malaga Direct Comparison
In the context of this year’s season, the teams split twice with a draw and in the previous season in La Liga, there was a 3-2 home win each of the home team. Malaga has not won since four appearances in La Coruna (0-2-2). Also in the coming encounter between La Coruna and Malaga, the odds see the hosts in an easy favorite role.
La Coruna vs Malaga Our Betting Prediction Explained
With La Coruna and Malaga in the semi-finals of the promotion playoffs are the relegated from last year from La Liga. Undoubtedly an exciting duel, but some points speak for the guests. So the home strength of La Coruna in this season is manageable. Only just under half of the 21 home games were won, making it in the home table only for the seventh rank enough.
Key Facts – La Coruna vs Malaga tips
🔻 Malaga are in third and La Coruna in sixth in the playoffs
🔻 La Coruna has not lost in four home matches against Malaga (2-2-0)
🔻 Both duels during the regular season ended in a draw
On the other hand, Malaga was the second strongest away team in La Liga 2 and the team of coach Victor Sanchez has the second best defensive away. Likewise, the Andalusians presented themselves in recent weeks more in comparison to the home side. Five wins in the last five rounds, including against the fourth of the table from Albacete, prove this impressively. In addition, the interim injury concerns with the Boquerones have decreased again. At La Coruna against Malaga, the tip therefore sees the double chance for the guests. Last but not least, the prediction points to the fact that the guests will certainly be able to live well with an away margin in the first leg and thus will not play for victory unconditionally.
Betting Prediction: Double Chance X2