Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Deportivo La Coruna and Mallorca, the two old rivals, face each other at Estadio Abanca-Riazor in the Segunda Division play-offs, first leg. The Galicians did well to outplay Malaga in the two-legged tie and they must be high on confidence ahead of Thursday’s football match. Carlos Fernandez, who scored a brace in the 4-2 win over Malaga, will be the man to watch in the home team and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
The visitors, on the other hand, managed to defend their two-goal lead in Sunday’s clash against Albacete, but seeing that Deportivo La Coruna are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on Vicente Moreno’s charges. Deportivo have found their best their form and we predict that they are going to prove their worth in the first leg.
Highlighted Player (Pedro Mosquera):
Born in A Coruna, Galicia on April 21, 1988 Pedro Mosquera is a Spanish midfielder who plays for Deportivo La Coruna. After finishing his youth career at Real Madrid, he started playing for RM Castilla at senior level and he made no less than 98 appearances for the club from 2006 to 2010.
In the summer of 2010 Pedro Mosquera joined Getafe, but he played only 39 games for the capital club in the league. In 2012 he returned to Real Madrid B, scoring five goals in 58 appearances for the club in his second spell with the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium outfit.
The 184-cm-tall midfielder then moved to Elche and after playing 25 games in La Liga for los Franjiverdes, he returned to La Coruna at the end of the 2014/2015 season, signing a deal with his boyhood club Deportivo. Pedro Mosquera has a contract with the Galician club which expires on June 30, 2021. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Deportivo):
Real Deportivo La Coruna (also known as Depor) is a Spanish football club founded in 1906 and is currently playing in the Primera Division. The Galician club hosts it’s home games in Estadio Municipal de Riazor in A Coruna. The stadium holds a capacity for 35 000 football fans. The club clolors are Blue and White.
The biggest rival of the club from A Coruna is Celta de Vigo which is a football club from the same region. The Manuel Pablo incident in 2001 shows how big the rivalry is between both Galician teams.In the last years Deportivo la Coruna is playing in different divisions in Spain.
In 1974/75 the club played in the Tercera Division. Since 1992 the club had it’s glory times with winning the league title in 2000. The Copa del Rey in 1995 and 2002. And the semi finals of the Champions League in 2004. Important players in the history of Deportivo La Coruna are: Makaay, Mauro Silva, Rivaldo and Bebeto.