Girona – Dep. La Coruna Prediction & Picks (09.03.2018)



Girona and Deportivo La Coruña face each other in Estadi Municipal de Montilivi, in a match for the 28 th round of the First Division. Girona won out by (1-2), the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 10-23-2017. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins in the last 2 matches.


After 11 wins, 7 draws and 9 losses, the home team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 40 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Villarreal by (0-2), after in the previous match they have won (1-0) at home, against Celta de Vigo. In the last 10 home league matches Girona has won 6, tied 1 and lost 3, for which they have won 19 points out of 30 possible.

In this competition, he won the last 5 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (5 out of 13 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 27 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 10 times and only managed 1 comeback.

The Girona enters the field for this game having the opportunity to win his sixth consecutive victory at home for La Liga and for that he is motivated, after having managed to win again away from home. On the occasion, the team failed many passes, had only 37% possession of the ball and finished a few times, but was opportunistic and managed to defeat Villarreal with a goal in each half. Once again, it was possible to perceive that the offensive sector has been doing its job, so much that it is currently among the eight best in the competition. Playing at home, he won 23 of the 39 points played and in that condition has not suffered goals since five games ago. It is likely that 3-4-2-1 is the tactical scheme used by coach Machín, with Stuani standing out in the attack.

Deportivo La Coruña:

After 4 wins, 7 draws and 16 losses, the away team is currently in the 19 th position of the league, with 19 points won. In their last match, they tied with Eibar at home (1-1), after in the previous match they lost out in a match against Getafe, by (3-0). For the league, Deportivo La Coruña won 5 points out of 30 possible points, after 1 win, 2 draws and 7 losses in the last 10 home matches.

For this competition, they have not won any of the last 8 away matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 13 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that scores only few times and was only able to open the scoring in 5 of its last 27 matches for the First Division, of these 5 came to rest in advantage in 4 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 2. In 27 games in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 20 matches in which he suffered the first goal.

Deportivo La Coruña is going through a very difficult moment in the Spanish championship, since it has not won for twelve games and sees its situation getting worse and worse in this final part of the competition. On the last day, the team had a terrible performance, having missed many passes and finished with only 30% possession of the ball and seven completions, so it did not achieve more than a draw at home against Eibar. Although in that confrontation he has suffered only one goal, the team is characterized by having a very inconsistent defensive system, which today is the most fledged of the competition. As a visitor, the club owns the third worst campaign and in that condition only did not suffer goals on one occasion. The 4-2-3-1 or the 4-1-2-1-2 must be the tactical formation adopted for this duel, which will not have the presence of the Koval goalkeeper, due to suspension.

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