Deportivo La Coruña and Atlético Madrid face at the Municipal Stadium of Riazor, in a match for the 11 th round of the First Division. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 1 win and 3 draws in the last 4 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 02-03-2017, in the Primera División, which ended in a draw for (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by F. Andone (13 ‘), for Deportivo La Coruña, and A. Griezmann (68’), for Atlético Madrid. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Deportivo La Coruna presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
Dep. La Coruna :
After 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, the home team is currently in the 16th position, with 11 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Las Palmas by (1-3), after in the previous match they have lost (1-2) at home, against Girona. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses at their stadium. For the league, Deportivo La Coruña won 6 points out of 15 possible points, after 2 wins and 3 losses in the last 5 matches that it disputed in its stadium. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: they only opened the scoring in 2 of their last 10 matches for the First Division, of these 2 they reached the break in advantage in all and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 1. In 10 matches in the competition, suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 2 comebacks.
Deportivo come to this match with a win in the field of Las Palmas, 1-3, returning to the victories for the championship after two games without winning: Borges (2) and Lucas Pérez scored the team’s goals. In this game in his stadium, coach Cristóbal Parralo will play in 4-2-3-1, opting for a more defensive strategy, exploring only the counterattack. It is important to note that Lucas Pérez and Celso Borges are the best Deportivo scorers, with 3 goals scored each. For this day the coach can not count on Carles Gil, Colak and Adrian, all injured.
After 5 wins and 5 draws, the away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 20 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Celta de Vigo, by (0-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Villarreal, by (1-1). 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 and 10 draws as a visitor, with 17 goals scored and 9 conceded; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 23 goals scored and 10 conceded. In the last match they played, for the UEFA Champions League, they tied with Qarabağ at home (1-1).
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 6 away matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition.
Atlético de Madrid come to this game with a draw against a ball against Qarabag, adding the third game in a row without tasting the victory in official matches: the only goal of the team was scored by Partey. In this game away from home, coach Diego Simeone must act in the usual 4-4-2, privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the flanks. The Argentine Ángel Correa is the great highlight of Atlético de Madrid, with 4 goals scored. Everything indicates that there are no important absences for this game.
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