Dep. La Coruna – Numancia SOCCER PICKS
Deportivo La Coruña and Numancia meet at the Municipal Stadium of Riazor, in a match for the 17th round of the Second Division. There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 25-05-2014 and ended with the score: Numancia (2-1) Deportivo La Coruña. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since the Numancia presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
Deportivo La Coruña:
After 8 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss, the home team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 31 points won. In their last match, they tied with Rayo Majadahonda away by (0-0), after in the previous match they won (2-0) at home, in a match against Osasuna. 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, 7 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last 7 home league matches Deportivo La Coruña has a record of 6 wins and 1 draw, so they have won 19 points out of 21 possible.
In this competition, they have won the last 4 home matches and have not lost any of the last 7 home matches. In their home matches there are a few frequent results at half-time: 1-0 (4 out of 7 matches) and 0-0 (3 out of 7 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 16 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 5 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Deportivo reached this day after a draw, to zero, in the displacement to the ground of Rayo Majadahonda, in a game in which the home team had the best opportunities to undo the draw. The local team usually acts in a 4-4-2, being the two responsible for tormenting the defensive opponent Quique and Carlos Fernandez. The Spanish striker, Quique, is the team’s top scorer, with 9 goals. There are no confirmed absences of weight for the encounter with the Numancia.
Probable alignment: David Simón, Domingos Duarte, Pablo Marí, Saúl, Vicente Gómez, Álex Bergantiños, Carles Gil, Edu Expósito, Quique, Carlos Fernández.
The away team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 20 points won, after 5 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Mallorca, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Gimnàstic Tarragona, by (3-0). 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 2 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. In the last 8 away league matches Numancia has a record of 4 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 4 points out of 24 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 8 away matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (3 out of 8 matches). In 16 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never got the comeback. In the last 9 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
The visiting team is motivated for this match, after a 3-0 victory, in the visit to the Gimnastic. The local team usually acts in a 4-3-3, which privileges a more direct style of play. The three most advanced players, responsible for panicking the opposing defense, should be Alain Oyarzun, Viguera and Yeboah. In the midfield should act Francisco Villalba, Escassi and Diamanka. The Spanish forward Guillermo is the most offensive reference of the team, with 3 goals. The technician Aritz López Garainão can not count on Dani Nieto, for being injured.
Probable alignment: Juan Carlos, Pichu Atienza, Unai Medina, Dani Calvo, Markel Etxeberria, P. Diamanka, Fran Villalba, Alberto Escassi, Y. Yeboah, Alain Oyarzun, Viguera.