Deportivo La Coruna – Espanyol
Deportivo La Coruna hosts Espanyol in a game from the 36th round of the Spanish La Liga.
This match looks much more important for the home team, as Deportivo are still trying to secure their survival in the Spanish elite. Right now they are on 5 points above the 18th Sporting Gijon, so a win against Espanyol will mean that they have guaranteed their place in the league for another season.
As for Espanyol, the Catalan team is placed in the middle of the table. The Los Pericos do not have a chance to chase a place in the Europa League, so basically they are just wait-ing for the season to end. The best thing which Espanyol could do until the end of the campaign is to beat Eibar for the 8th place in the league.
Deportivo can’t rely on the injured Raul Albentosa, while Joselu and Pedro Mosquera are still injured. Sidnei remains doubtful for the team from Riazor, so his participation in the game is still not clear.
Espanyol will be without the services of the suspended Aaron Caricol, while Javi Lopez and Oscar Gaitan are injured. Salva Sevilla, Ruben Duarte, Jose Reyes, Aaron Caricol and Alvaro Vasquez are all doubtful for the away team.
We could say that both teams are not in a very good form lately, being unable to win nei-ther one of their last three games in the league.
In the last round of La Liga, Deportivo won just one points against the weakest team in the league – Osasuna, while Espanyol suffered a heavy defeat with 0-3 in the Catalan derby against Barcelona.
It’s still about to be seen if Espanyol are going to be motivated enough to take something from the Estadio Riazor. How we said, Deportivo are the team in a bigger need for a win, so let’s see