PREVIEW & PREDICTION – Dep. La Coruna vs Espanyol 23/02/2018

PREVIEW & PREDICTION – Dep. La Coruna vs Espanyol 23/02/2018

Clarence Seedorf lost his first two matches as a trainer of Deportivo La Coruna, but he gets a new chance on Friday night when Espanyol comes to visit Riazor. Hopefully there will be three ship judges for the Dutchman, because his new employer is in acute degradation.

Clarence Seedorf will undoubtedly have proposed a completely different start as trainer of Deportivo La Coruna. The second game with the former top football player at the helm was lost as well. Also on visit to Alaves, Deportivo La Coruna again disappointed, with a perfectly justified 1-0 loss as result. Seedorf: ‘In the first half we played fine, but after half time we lacked sharpness. That is incomprehensible. ”

Since the other direct competitors of Deportivo La Coruna were also lost, the position in the tail of the classification remained unchanged. The Galicians are thus still three points away from the safe seventeenth place. ‘As long as I am able to maintain my body, I keep hope,’ says Seedorf. “I feel like we will soon win. It only depends on that piece of organization, aggression and intensity. ‘ The positivity of the Dutchman is admirable, but he will now also realize that this Depor is extremely poor. Especially the defense is with a whopping 53 countergalles in 24 rounds of play a huge hole cheese and goalkeeper Ruben Martinez can not do anything about it. In the forefront Seedorf with players like Adrian Lopez, Lucas Perez, Florin Andone and Fede Cartabia on paper about fine players, but also in that line the blue whites disappoint.

The average of more than twelve goal attempts per goal is one of the highest of all clubs in La Liga. Even since Seedorf has held sway in the Riazor, there has not yet been any improvement. Deportivo La Coruna is still waiting for her first goal under Seedorf and even did not have a shot at all between the posts. It should be clear that there is still enough work to be done for the Seedorf team. Honestly, I doubt whether he has a long life in the Riazor. This week it leaked that Diego Alonso of the Mexican Pachuca was actually the first choice to succeed the dismissed Cristobal Parralo, but because of that deal was canceled because Alonso does not have the right papers to sit on the bench in Spain. Only then did Seedorf come into the picture.

Espanyol does not do much better with a sixteenth place. The Catalans do not have to worry about relegation with 27 points, but the ambitions of the ambitious chairman Chen Yangsheng, who recently even talked aloud about participation in the Champions League, will not end this season. Also last weekend, Los Pericos did not win again, as they kept sticking against Villarreal at a 1-1 draw. The last time the Catalans managed to win, seven rounds of play have already been done.

The question is whether trainer Quique Sanchez Flores can get his team out of this downward spiral. Last season, he stood at a deserving ninth place with 35 points in this phase of the season. In particular, the difference in goals is huge – last season Espanyol scored 33 times after 24 rounds, but this year the scorer is only 22 goals. The only bright spot is attacker Gerard Moreno, who manages to keep his team with ten league goals out of the danger zone. Deportivo La Coruna is one of his favorite opponents with four goals in the last three meetings.

PREDICTION: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.74