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Deportivo and Malaga Meet in Playoffs

11 June 2019 | Segunda Division | Preview
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Deportivo and Malaga Meet in Playoffs

The 2018/19 Spanish Segunda Division league season has ended.  The final matches took place last weekend but we already knew Osasuna and Granada had sealed their place back in the top-flight with automatic promotion.

We didn’t know all the teams who would be contesting the playoffs but now we do and on Wednesday 12th June Deportivo La Coruna will host Malaga at the Estadio Abanca-Riazor Stadium.  This is the first leg of a two-leg semi-final and the winner will go on to meet either Albacete or Mallorca in the final.

Deportivo La Coruna finished 6th in the Segunda Division this season and are the lowest placed team in the playoffs. They needed to defeat relegated Cordoba at home and did so 2-0.  Cadiz slipped-up at Sporting Gijon where they lost 1-0 and Real Oviedo, the other team in contention for 6th place also lost.

Trends show Deportivo La Coruna enjoyed some good form towards the end of the league season.  They have lost one of their last seven games and won four.  The wins have come at home against Mallorca and Cordoba and away to Numancia and Real Zaragoza.

Despite winning their last two home matches, wins have not been easy to come by at home for Deportivo La Coruna.  They have won two of their last ten, losing three and drawing five.  Deportivo La Coruna have seen under 2.5 goals in six of their last seven games on home soil.

Malaga ended the regular campaign very strongly, winning each of their final five games. Trends show they have lost just one of their last eight as they went on to finish 3rd in the table.  Following the 1-1 draw at Cadiz, Malaga have beaten Real Oviedo, Real Zaragoza and Elche at home plus Reus and Albacete away.

Away form is good and Malaga have lost just one of their last thirteen away league matches.  They have scored a goal in eight of the last nine on the road but have also conceded in six of the last eight.  Malaga have seen under 2.5 goals in ten of their last thirteen away games.

Looking ahead to the team news and Deportivo La Coruna are likely to go with the same team which won on the final day of the season.  Carlos Fernandez could start up-front with support from Borja Valle and Pedro in attacking midfield.

Malaga have been relying on Adrian to score the bulk of their goals this season but the midfielder is injured.  Gustavo Blanco was suspended for the previous game but will come back into contention for this match.

Malaga have been the better team in recent weeks but Deportivo La Coruna will hope to make home advantage count.  This game could see under 2.5 goals and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the match end level.

Home team - Away team Probability in% Forebet Correct score Avg. goals Weather conditions Odds Kelly Criterion Score
1 X 2
Segunda Division | Round 43, Promotion - Play Offs
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Deportivo La CoruñaMálaga CF
12/06/2019 21:00 GMT
324028 X 1 - 1 2.13 14° 2.98 0.1
FT
4 - 2
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Regular Season
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. CA Osasuna 87 42 26 9 7 59 35 24
2. Granada CF 79 42 22 13 7 52 28 24
3. Málaga CF 74 42 21 11 10 51 31 20
4. Albacete Balompie 71 42 19 14 9 54 38 16
5. Real Mallorca 69 42 19 12 11 53 37 16
6. Deportivo La Coruña 68 42 17 17 8 50 32 18
7. Cadiz CF 64 42 16 16 10 53 36 17
8. Real Oviedo 63 42 17 12 13 48 48 0
9. Sporting Gijón 61 42 16 13 13 43 38 5
10. UD Almería 60 42 15 15 12 51 39 12
11. Elche CF 55 42 13 16 13 49 52 -3
12. UD Las Palmas 54 42 12 18 12 48 50 -2
13. Extremadura UD 53 42 14 11 17 43 47 -4
14. Alcorcón 52 42 14 10 18 36 42 -6
15. Real Zaragoza 51 42 13 12 17 49 51 -2
16. CD Tenerife 50 42 11 17 14 40 50 -10
17. CD Numancia 49 42 11 16 15 44 50 -6
18. CD Lugo 47 42 10 17 15 43 51 -8
19. Rayo Majadahonda 45 42 12 9 21 46 61 -15
20. CG Tarragona 36 42 9 9 24 30 63 -33
21. Córdoba CF 34 42 7 13 22 48 79 -31
22. CF Reus Deportiu 0 42 5 6 31 16 48 -32

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