Deportivo La Coruña went well over the match played on “Estadio de la Cerámica” with Villarreal CF, with which he finished the draw, score 1-1. “Yellow Submarine” opened the score in the 30th minute due to the goal scored by Turkish striker Enes Ünal, but the Galicians managed to equal 6 minutes before the end of the game, by the Romanian striker Florin Andone.
The formation trained by Cristóbal Parralo is going through a weak period, winning a single point in the last three stages, in which he played with FC Barcelona (0-4, away), Celta Vigo (1-3), and Villarreal CF (1 -1, displacement). In these three matches, Deportivo received not less than 8 goals.
After 18 games, the group in La Coruña ranks 17th in the standings, just above the relegation line, with 16 points. The team’s goal is to save themselves from relegation but will have a lot to do, because Deportivo Alavés, the team on the first retrograde position, has a less point.
Players have a better morale after they have managed to pull a point in Villarreal, but they still have a very difficult schedule because they will play Valencia on Saturday (3rd place), a team fighting for a Champions League spot, then will go on “Santiago Bernabéu”, where they will meet Real Madrid.
In matches played at home, “branquiazuis” had a poor balance, winning 3 times in 9 games. The rest had a draw and 5 defeats. For Deportivo, it would be very important to get the 5th victory this season, but it will be very difficult because he will meet Valencia, one of the most form teams in La Liga.
Hosts can not use Argentina’s extreme right Federico Cartabia, who has muscle problems, while Central Uruguayan midfielder Federico Valverde is not restored one hundred percent after an injury. Borja Galan, Gerard Valentín and Lucas Pérez Martínez will come back from injury. Valencia FC ended the year 2017 with a defeat on his own side, 0-1 with Villareal CF, but he quickly recovered, winning the championship with Girona FC, which he beat with the score of 2-1. Valencia also played in the finals of the Spanish Cup final with UD Las Palmas, who eliminated her without problems, 1-1 away and 4-0 at home.
The team trained by Marcelino García Toral had a weaker performance in December, winning 2 Celtic Vigo (2-1 home) and Girona FC (2-1 at home) and three defeats with Getafe CF 0-1, displacement), SD Eibar (1-2, displacement) and Villarreal CF (0-1, home).
Even so, the “bats” ranked third in the ranking after 18 rounds, with 37 points. There is no question that Valencia is involved in the fight for the title, which is already fought by FC Barcelona, aiming to be placed on the 2-4 place, in order to be able to play in the Champions League groups in the autumn.
“Els Taronges” have the second best attack in the Primera División, scoring 38 goals in the 18 stages played. In the disputed matches they have a satisfactory balance of 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats. There will be an away match on “Abanca-Riazor” with Deportivo La Coruña, then away with UD Las Palmas, after which they will play with Real Madrid (at home) and Atlético Madrid (away).
In the previous season, Valencia finished the match La Coruña with Deportivo, scoring 1-1 and won 3-0 home at Mestalla. At this stage, Atlético Madrid (2nd place) will play SD Eibar (7th place), where he could lose points or points, so Valencia will go to La Coruña to win, having a chance to climb 2 at the end of the championship.
Guests will not be able to use Javier Jiménez and right midfielder Carlos Soler who are injured. French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia and Brazilian left-handed Andreas Pereira will also be missing, who are suspended due to the cumulus of yellow cards. Colonel Jeison Murillo will come back after an injury.
Prediction Today: Deportivo La Coruña – Valencia CF | X2 / X2 |