Deportivo La Coruna VS Valencia Prediction
Deportivo de La Coruña takes on Valencia on Monday night, 31 October 2016, when both sides will wrap up game week 10 of Spanish La Liga with their clash at the “Estadio Municipal de Riazor”. Hosts from A Coruña (La Coruña) won only once in their last 8 fixtures and it seems Gaizka Garitano will experience same issues of his predecessor Victor Sanchez, who was sacked by the club at the end of season 2015-16, after finishing 15th with just 4 points over the relegation zone. On other side we have visitors from Valencia who were 12th last season and they had only two points more from Deportivo, which was far from acceptable for the six-time La Liga champions.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Valencia – Team News and Match Preview
Valencia began the new 2016-17 La Liga season with aspirations for something different and club decided to keep Pako Ayestaran in charge. However, after a disappointing start of the campaign marked by four consecutive defeats in first four rounds, Ayestaran has been sacked and on 28 September former coach of the Italian national team Cesare Prandelli was appointed. In period between 20th and 28th September “Los Che” was led by a caretaker – Salvador “Voro” González, who achieved a hundred percent win ratio and thus Valencia gained some confidence. That happened after two wins against Deportivo Alavés and Leganés (2-1 in both matches), so Prandelli succeeded his new club in a much better atmosphere and with some composure spread among the players.
First few weeks for the newly appointed Italian coach were truly difficult as “The Bats” had two home fixtures against Atlético Madrid and Barcelona, losing in both occasions, respectively with 0-2 and 2-3. Between these two home games Prandelli reached its first victory when Valencia won against Sporting in Gijon, on matchday 8, in their previous away game. This forms pretty mean record for Valencia and “Los Che” have won only 9 points so far – 3 victories out of 9 La Liga rounds.
Deportivo is on a point behind Valencia as Galicians have gained 8 points within 2 wins, 2 draws and 5 defeats in first 9 games. Four losses have been suffered in last 5 rounds in which Gaizka Garitano’s men lost to Leganés (1-2), Atletico Madrid (0-1), Barcelona (0-4) and Celta Vigo (1-4), whilst their last three points were in middle of these four defeats – 2-1 vs Sporting Gijón. That actually was the last home fixture for “The Turks”, who are in a desperate need of points if they want to emerge from the dangerous zone. Both victories for Deportivo came at their own “Riazor” so “The Branquiazuis” have good reason to believe they can slip Valencia at home turf.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Valencia – Betting Prediction and Possible Lineups
Deportivo return at home after they’ve conceded 8 goals in last two games so Gaizka Garitano must focus on its defensive line, for sure. Improvement in defense is one of the points but if Deportivo wants to win more, then they’ll have to be more productive in front of the enemy’s goal. Players like Marlos Moreno, Carles Gil, Ryan Babel, Bruno Gama, Faycal Fajr and Florin Andone are current attacking options for Gaizka Garitano, who remains without injured attacker Joselu. That’s the only injury concern for the home side and player who is on loan from English Stoke City could be a good attacking option here, especially if we consider Deportivo is the team with least scored goals in La Liga – only 6.
Valencia will hope to avoid another frustration after they lost to Barcelona in stoppage time, when Leo Messi has scored from penalty in 94th minute. Really unfortunate outcome of that game where Valencia even made a comeback from 0-1 to 2-1, but Barca’s answer was lethal and it happened second before final whistle. Furthermore, left-back Jose Gaya picked up an injury in first-half of the match and has been replaced by Aymen Abdennour, since Guilherme Siqueira still recovers his injury. Latter is a doubt for Monday’s round and in these circumstances Cesare Prandelli may pull João Cancelo at the right-back, while Martin Montoya can operate through the left side. Otherwise we don’t expect other rotations in Valencia and they definitely look as the team which holds more quality.
Final conclusion and Betting Prediction
Valencia are the side that impress with some well-known names but contrary to all pre-season expectations, “Los Che” cannot show any sign of consistency. Fact they don’t have a clean sheet since April speak for itself but presence of names like Eliaquim Mangala and Ezequiel Garay must improve Valencia’s defense sooner or later, well, it will be better if this happens sooner.
Our prediction goes for the away side – despite their poor form, we still believe Valencia owns potential for more and odds between 2.50-2.60 are absolutely tempting for our betting analysts. Classic 1X2 Betting for last encounter from round 10 in Spanish La Liga – Deportivo La Coruna vs Valencia.
Venue: “Estadio Municipal de Riazor”, La Coruña.
Referee: José Luis González González.
Possible starting lineups of Deportivo La Coruna and Valencia
Deportivo de La Coruña: Germán Lux – Fernando Navarro, Sidnei, Raúl Albentosa, Juanfran – Celso Borges, Pedro Mosquera – Marlos Moreno, Faycal Fajr, Bruno Gama – Florin Andone. (4-2-3-1)
Valencia CF: Diego Alves – Martin Montoya, Eliaquim Mangala, Ezequiel Garay, João Cancelo – Mario Suarez, Enzo Perez, Dani Parejo – Nani, Santi Mina, Rodrigo. (4-3-3)