Deportivo La Coruña and Almeria face at Estadio Abanca-Riazor, in a match for the 31st round of the Second Division. The two teams tied (1-1), on 19-11-2018, in the previous match for this edition of the league. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Almeria presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
Deportivo La Coruña:
After 12 wins, 13 draws and 4 losses, the home team is currently in the 5 th position, with 49 points won. In their last match, they lost with Las Palmas at home (0-1), after in the previous match they tied (2-2) at home, in a match against Alcorcón. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 7 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 11 conceded. For the league, Deportivo La Coruña won 17 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (7 out of 15 matches). In 29 matches in this competition, they have only won 1 of the 9 matches they suffered in the first goal. In the last 15 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 5 of their 9 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Deportivo La Coruña did not need to enter the field to conquer another victory, the tenth third in the championship. With this victory, Depor is among the best teams in the League 1 | 2 | 3. At home, the host team is expected to enter with a more offensive identity, with the ambition to add more to a victory and with it continue fighting for its goal, the promotion to the main division of Spanish football.
The team commanded by Natxo Gonzalez should act in the usual 4-3-3, which benefits the defensive organization and rapid departures for the attack. The three players in charge of throwing the panic in the opposing area are Pedro, Mathias Nahuel and Quique. The last player mentioned is the star of the team, with 13 goals scored. In the center of the field it is possible that they act Pedro Mosquera, Vicente Gómez and Borja Valle. The local coach can not count on Diego Caballo and Edu Expósito, for being in a period of suspension.
After 11 wins, 11 draws and 8 losses, the away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 44 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Sporting Gijón, by (1-0). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Granada, by (0-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. For the league, Almería won 13 points out of 30 possible points, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (7 out of 15 matches).
The Almeria enters for this day after a draw, to zero, in the reception to Granada, in a match in which the men of the house were those who had closer to the goal. With that draw, Almeria added the second game without winning.
The outsider team must act in the traditional 4-4-2, favoring a more direct game. The two players responsible for putting the opponent’s defensive sense are Álvaro Giménez, the star of the team, with 9 goals scored. It is probable that Juan Narváez, Yan Brice, César de la Hoz and José Corpas play in the central zone of the terrain. The technician Fran Fernández must have all the players available for the match with Deportivo.