Deportivo de La Coruna

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Riazor

17/03/2018 | 12:00 pm

UD Las Palmas

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Riazor

17/03/2018 | 12:00 pm

In a sentence: It’s looking bleak for Deportivo La Coruna and if they don’t beat fellow relegation candidates Las Palmas, Clarence Seedorf’s side should start planning for La Segunda.

Last time: Las Palmas edged a Copa del Rey meeting 6-4 on aggregate in November, losing 3-2 at home but sneaking through thanks to a 4-1 win at Riazor in the first leg. Last time Las Palmas visited in the league, Depor took a 3-0 win, making football score predictions particularly difficult for this one.

This time: Deportivo are 5/6 for the win, with Las Palmas 75/19 and the draw, which would help neither side, at 37/13.

You might remember: The Copa del Rey meeting a few months ago was particularly memorable but the one that’ll live longest in Deportivo memories came in October 2000 when the Galicians were still basking in the glow of a first-ever Primera title. They won 4-0 at Riazor on their way to a second-place finish and given their current state, it’d be churlish if a La Liga preview didn’t recall better times for the Blues and Whites.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

The Riazor will be hosting Segunda football if results don’t improve soon

If football predictions allowed for both teams to lose then that’d be a distinct possibility here as two teams in rotten form meet. Deportivo haven’t won a league game since early December, despite drafting in the legendary Seedorf as coach. Indeed, one Spanish publication has noted how Depor seem to get worse with each new manager.

Las Palmas have at least won in this calendar year but that was still more than a month ago and any football betting tips for the weekend would probably advise against supporting the islanders, even with buccaneering boss Paco Jemez on the bench. Las Palmas might still go down, but they’ll at least go down in a blaze of glory.

Chances are both teams will be out of consideration for La Liga predictions next season with the second tier beckoning, with Depor five points from safety and Las Palmas four, and neither of them showing anything to suggest they’ll escape the drop.

Depor are a best price of 5/6 to take a much-needed and long-awaited three points but they are among the lowest scoring sides in La Liga – down there with Las Palmas, among others – so any football score predictions should take that into account too.

Las Palmas are available at around 7/2 but a best price of 79/20 for an away win that’d put pressure on Levante, who are currently outside the bottom three by the skin of their teeth. It’d be their first league victory on the mainland since September, when they helped Malaga to the bottom of the table with a 3-1 reverse.

The draw is 37/13 and if that is the outcome it’s more likely to be a case of two poor teams unable to get their act together than anything else. All the free football betting tips in the world would find it difficult to separate these two teams.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

Under 1.5 goals at 7/2. Between them Depor and Las Palmas have only managed 45 goals in 56 games so far and even though they have struggling defences, there’s no guarantee either side has a strong enough attack to take advantage. It stands out as one of the more promising football predictions for today.

2

We fancy:

Half time/full time draw/draw at 11/2. There’s so little between two of La Liga’s poorest sides that they could probably play for 90 hours and still struggle to pull away from each other.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Over 4.5 goals at 9/2. Not the longest odds, but a long shot. That said, they did play out a 4-1 and a 3-2 just a few months back, so maybe there’s some magical chemistry between these two teams that means they suddenly remember how to attack – if not defend – when they meet.

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Written by Marcello Cossali-Francis

Marcello Cossali-Francis considers sport, particularly football and rugby, to be an essential part of life. A half-Italian half-Welsh Liverpool and Juventus fan, Marcello enjoys every high and every low that sport brings.