Malaga and Deportivo La Coruna will meet for the 3rd time from the beginning of December, this time in the second leg match in the round of 16 in Spain Copa del Rey. The hosts received the chance to qualify after a draw (1-1) obtained on El Riazor two weeks ago. Between these two matches in Copa del Rey they also played a match in Primera Division, Malaga managing to win the away match with a score of 1-0. The wining of this double will meet in the quarterfinals Levante or Albacete.
Malaga didn’t reach the quarterfinals of the Spain Copa del Rey in the last four editions, but the draw that they obtained in the first leg match they are the main favorite to qualify in the next round. Malaga obtained 5 score draws, two defeats and only one victory in the last 8 matches played in Copa del Rey. The coach Javi Garcia said that his team don’t afford to risk because Deportivo are a good team and they will probably know how to make the most out of their mistake. The captain Weligton injured himself and he will be missing two months, the Brazilian being on an uncertain list alongside Flavio, Sergio Sanchez (injured) and Rosales (suspended).
Deportivo La Coruna are a team with tradition in Copa del Rey, managing to win two times in this competition, in 1995 and 2002. They come after an important victory in La Liga, 1-0 against Elche and hopes to obtain their first success on La Rosaleda after 7 consecutive matches in which they didn’t manage to win. Juan Carlos Real, the midfielder of the ones from Deportivo, believes that their opponent have a small advantage, but which can make the difference, despite the fact that Malaga don’t receive goal that easily on La Rosaleda. The 23 years old player is aware that the matches in the Cup are more important for those who don’t do a pretty good match in the championship. Victor Fernandez called Farina and Toche for this match, despite the medical problems that they had, but Diakite and Lucas Perez were left home, because both will leave El Riazor in January.
Malaga – Deportivo La Coruna betting tips
Final outcome 1×2: 1.58 3.75 5.75
Total goals (over/under 2,5) 2.25 1.61
Our tip suggestions
Under 2,5 goals
There are big chances to see a balanced match with few spectacle tonight on La Rosaleda, given the fact that only 3 out of the last 10 direct matches between Malaga and Deportivo La Coruna generated over 2.5 goals. It will be the 3rd match between these two teams in this month, the previous two ended with a score of 0-1 and 1-1. The last 6 official matches ended with a score of under 2.5 goals, as well as the last 3 matches played by Malaga. The hosts will play without taking any risk, but neither Deportivo will throw themselves in the match to risk receiving any goals, so we believe that our tip is the best one to bet on.