Deportivo La Coruna vs Real Betis
Spain – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 12 February 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Riazor (La Coruna).
Deportivo La Coruna have just not been playing defense at all of late. The decision of parting ways with the head coach Cristobal Aguilera was thus a natural one since Depor have allowed as many as 14 goals in last three league ties. The legendary Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf has been appointed as the new manager and he is about to make his debut on Monday evening when La Coruna host Real Betis at Riazor.
Depor desperately need to start collecting points as they are currently three points shy of safety after losing five and drawing two of last seven league matches. Nonetheless, the hosts will not have an easy task at all to rebound from such losses against Real Betis who will enter the game high on confidence after beating the top half rivals Villarreal 2-1 last time out at Benito Villamarin.
Quique Setien’s men can be super dangerous in the final third and there are no doubts they’ll be in position to exploit the obvious holes in Depor’s defensive line on Monday. Setien’s main problem is his team’s defensive record which is one of the weakest in the entire division, particularly on travels where Los Beticos tend to ship loads in general.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Real Betis: Head-to-head
The head to head stats favour the hosts who have won 15 and lost only 8 of 37 H2H matches.
Each of last three encounters between these two teams saw both sides on target.
Betis took a 2-1 victory when they hoisted Deportivo at Benito Villamarin in this term of Primera Division.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Real Betis: Prediction
Both teams have been struggling to keep things tight at the back throughout the entire season and we just can’t see any of them keeping their net untouched on Monday.
Since Deportivo have shipped as many as 14 goals in last three matches, we’ll go with Real Betis to net two or more gaols at 2.20 odds as an alternative betting option.