Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Thanks to a come-from-behind win over Malaga at Riazor Deportivo La Coruna moved one step closer to booking their place in the Segunda Division play-offs final. The Galicians were scoring goals for fun in the first leg, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Saturday’s clash. Deportivo are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in the return leg, but seeing that their away record is anything but good, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
Malaga were producing thrilling displays at their Estadio la Rosaleda in the regular part of the season and that is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the Segunda Division play-offs semis, second leg. Considering that los Boquerones are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Victor Sanchez’s charges.
Highlighted Player (David Lomban):
David Lomban was born in Aviles, Asturias on 5 June, 1987 and he began his senior career at Valencia. The 185-cm-tall defender played 37 matches for Valencia B and he made no more than three appearances for the first team. After spending the 2009/2010 season on loan at Salamanca, he joined Xerez in 2010 and two years later he signed for Barcelona B.
David Lomban played just one season for the Catalan outfit in Segunda Division and then he decided to take a bigger step towards a brighter future as he joined La Liga side Elche. After making 62 appearances for the club, he signed a three-year contract with Granada on 10 August, 2015. Lomban played 31 games for los Granadinos in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, but he failed to find the net for the Andalusian outfit in the top flight.
David Lomban’s contract with Granada expires on 30 June, 2018. Speaking of his international career, the Granada defender has 11 caps for Spain U17 and he played one match for Spain U20 team 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.