Sunday, February 24, 2008
SPAIN ..... LA LIGA
DEPORTIVO - ESPANOL
This is the 4th meeting between these two of the season and Espanol have , results wise, had the better of them, but Deportivo have totally dominated the play in all matches. In the reverse league start won 1-0 by the home side, Depor had more than twice as many attempts on goal and enjoyed 64% possession.
I think that they are meeting Espanol at a good time today and can put the record straight. The visitors have lost 5 from their last 6, are without the injured Tamudo and the suspended Zabaleta and De La Pena.
Depor are likely to be boosted by the return of Guardado and Aouate, Juan Carlos Valeron, the Spanish international ,might even take part, after missing two seasons with injury, his return , even on the bench, would be significant.
Hosts are two points from safety, but recent performances have shown real improvement and with Sevilla, Valencia and Real Madrid up next, really need the points. I like the odds and think that everything is in their favour, win or lose, a strong bet.
7 points Deportivo -1/4 ball 2.17 asian line.