A two-faced match marked the first leg of La Liga’s relegation relegation semi-final between La Coruna and Malaga. The Andalusians started the game very dominant and took the lead twice. But after the break, La Coruna was much improved and they found no answer to the tactical changes of coach Josep Lluis Marti. Three goals scored the Turcos in the second half of the game and turned the match. It seems that the curse of the third-placed from the last years continues. So won in the last five years in the playoffs four times the supposed underdogs, who went in sixth in the encounters. A constellation that was now also observed at least in the first leg.
Today’s Betting Prediction Malaga vs La Coruna
But of course everything is possible for Malaga: after all, they have scored two away goals, which, for example, a 2: 0 would be enough to move into the final of the playoffs. The Malaga against La Coruna tip goes in a different direction. Rather, we expect both teams to score and lose over 2.5 goals as in the first game. Malaga must be offensive from the start to score at least two goals, which means there should be plenty of room for the guests to sit down successfully. The Malaga vs La Coruna prediction is associated with a median bet of five units.
It all seemed to be going according to the ideas of the Malaguistas in the first duel. After just under 20 minutes, they were 1-0 in front and the interim equalizer was countered shortly before the break by another goal. But as good as Malaga appeared in the first 45 minutes, so suddenly fell the crash after the break. Only a single direct shot on goal was made in the second season. In addition, the defense made unfamiliar weaknesses. The fact that she conceded four goals in the foreign, there was not the entire season and not the last time against La Coruna in 2001.
“At home we are a very strong team.” – Self-confident defender Federico Ricca via Twitter for the second leg
Despite the sobering result at the Estadio Municipal de Riazor, the first half can be encouraging and, at least, Javier Ontiveros once again delivered a very good game. The 21-year-old attacker prepared the 1-0 and scored the 2: 1. The storm talent came back to the season of former league rivals Real Valladolid after the end of a loan business and has proven itself immediately. Especially in recent weeks, the player born near Malaga in Marbella has been unstoppable, scoring in four of his last seven appearances, including a brace. In the first minute of stoppage time he still conceded his tenth yellow card of the season, which is why he would now be blocked, but in the playoffs, the cards are canceled from the regular season. The blue-and-white fans can now breathe a sigh of relief as they can play La Coruna in their decisive second game.
Expected formation of Malaga:
➤ Munir – Hernandez – Torres – Ricca – Bare – Santos – Boulahroud – Adrian – Ontiveros – Blanco
Last matches of Malaga:
⚽️ 12.06.2019 – La Coruna Vs. Malaga 4: 2 (Segunda Division)
⚽️ 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)
While Malaga rushed from victory to victory at the end of the season and thus reached the third place in the table, La Coruna was able to save only with difficulty in the playoffs. Sixth, it had just worked out in the end. Last Wednesday evening, however, the Galicians turned on a great start and got themselves a very good starting position for the match at La Rosaleda with a 4-2 draw. A merit for which especially coach Josep Lluis Marti is responsible. The 44-year-old switched his midfield at half-time, significantly increasing the pressure in the game.
Just in time for the decisive phase of the season, the offensive of last year’s scoop has returned. Thus Valle Borja and Pedro met in the second game in a row and Carlos Fernandez contributed in the match against Malaga equal to two goals to victory. In addition, La Coruna with Quique yet another top striker in the hindquarters. With 16 goals, he is the best scorer on the side of the Elf from the north. Although Lluis Marti only awarded the 29-year-old in the last game the reserve role on the bench, but for the offensive he is always an option and as a joker also unquestionably dangerous. Anyone who still assumes that the Branquiazuis still lose the advantage due to the victory achieved in the coming match, can also discover very attractive rates for Malacca against La Coruna for a progress of the hosts.
Expected formation of La Coruna:
➤ Gimenez – Mari – Duarte – Simon – Garcia – Bergantinos – Exposito – Cartabia – Pedro – Borja – Fernandez
Last matches of La Coruna:
⚽️ 12.06.2019 – La Coruna Vs. Malaga 4: 2 (Segunda Division)
⚽️ 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)
Malaga vs La Coruna Direct Comparison
Before the 4-2 home win of La Coruna, leaving the team unbeaten for the fifth time in their own set against Malaga, the teams parted in the regular season twice with a draw. However, a pretty clear bias in favor of the Andalusians shows their home record against Deportivo: since 13 duels on their own terrain was not lost, although eight of these games ended only with a draw as in this year’s season. In Malaga against La Coruna, the odds now favor again the Albicelestes.
Malaga vs La Coruna Our Betting Prediction Explained
The first leg was very entertaining and ended with a stately number of six goals. Although La Coruna came into the game badly and was back for a break, but in the second section of the game the turbo was fired in the form of three goals. Thanks to the 4: 2 Depor now has an advantage, but can not sit back for a long time. Malaga has convinced in the first half and now goes with his fanatical fans in the return leg. The home advantage has also been used against La Coruna in the past, as the last home defeat against the Herculinos dates to May 2003. Five of their most recent seven home games against La Coruna have been successfully contested, as well as the results from the final matches of the regular season in the Rosaleda. So the last three encounters were won in front of their own audience and scored three goals each. The opposition fell with Elche, Oviedo and the very formidable kickers of Zaragoza at the time of the game also quite sophisticated. In Malaga against La Coruna, however, the tip does not predict the winner of the encounter, but aims to make it again goal-scoring.
Key Facts – Malaga vs La Coruna tips
🔻 First leg won La Coruna after halftime residue with 4: 2
🔻 Malaga have not lost their last 13 home matches against the Galicians (5-8-0)
🔻 in the last five years, the sixth against the third in playoffs prevailed four times
The hosts have two goals to catch up with and therefore will act very offensively. However, in view of the resurgent attacking team on the part of the guests, who among other things have the second-best goalscorer of La Liga 2 in their ranks with Quique, but also hits for Súper Dépor are to be expected. Due to the offensive orientation of the hosts, this should result in numerous counter-opportunities. The Malaga against La Coruna prediction on over 2.5 goals and a mutual goal celebrations is further underpinned by the statistics in this pairing. No fewer than five of the last eight duels ended with at least three goals and one goal for both sides.
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score & over 2.5 goals