Dep. La Coruna – Ath Bilbao : Preview & Prediction
Deportivo La Coruña and Athletic Bilbao face each other at the Estadio Municipal de Riazor in a match of the 13th round of the Primera Division. The history of direct confrontations played at this stadium indicates balance between these two teams, since there have been 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 matches. However, in the last match at this stage, in a match for the Primera Division on 11-09-2016, Athletic Bilbao won by (0-1). Raúl García (41 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the house / off condition, as Deportivo La Coruña presents different results at home and abroad.
After 3 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses, the home team is in 16th place, having won 11 points. In the last match, he lost 3-2 with Malaga, having lost at home in a game against Atletico Madrid by 0-1. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Deportivo La Coruña conquered 6 points in 18 possible, after 2 victories and 4 losses in the last 6 games that disputed in its stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. This is a team that scored few times first and they only managed to open the scoring in 2 of their last 12 games for the Primera Division, these 2 reached the break in advantage in all and won in the late 90 ‘in 1. In 12 games in this competition, only managed 2 turns on the scoreboard in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 4 home games in all competitions: he suffered 3 of his 7 goals in minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Deportivo La Coruna did not start in a positive way in the Spanish Championship, but afterwards they had some victories, but now they have accumulated negative results again, with three defeats in the last four rounds. The last of them went away from home against Malaga, having played a very balanced game, where he got ahead on the scoreboard, but could not hold the pressure of the opponent, who reached the winning goal in the final minutes of game. As was evident in this match, the team has been characterized by a defensive system not very consistent, which in only two games has not conceded, and is now among the five most leaked of the competition. On the other hand, the club is one of the most finalized, and if it can improve accuracy, it will have more satisfactory numbers in the attack. Who is doing good performances with regularity is the midfielder Borges.
The visiting team is currently in 15th place with 12 points, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost to Celta de Vigo by (3-1). In the last match, tied at home to Villarreal by (1-1). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. The team arrives in this match after a home win with Hertha Berlin by (3-2). In the league, Athletic Bilbao won 4 points in 18 chances, after 1 win, 1 draw and 4 losses in the last 6 games they played as a visitor.
For this competition, you have not won any of the last 5 games outside of your stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 12 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to turn the board. There are 1 highlights in the last 12 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 5 of his 14 goals in the minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Athletic Bilbao managed to make a good start to the Spanish Championship, accumulating two victories in the first rounds, but then saw their income fall sharply, and now only adds a victory in the last nine matches, having suffered six defeats in that period. In the last round, the team at least scored again, in a very balanced game against Villarreal, who finished tied. As seen in his last matches, the team has been suffering from offensive inefficiency, so much so that it now has one of the seven worst attacks in the competition. As a visitor, the club won only a third of the points it had played so far, and in that condition had its defense leaked in all five past clashes. The 4-2-3-1 should be the formation used for this duel.
Dep. La Coruna – Ath Bilbao : Betting Tips
Dep. La Coruna – Win Odds: 2.85
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70