Friday’s La Liga preview: New manager changes everything!

13 Feb


Sevilla v Deportivo La Coruna

Losing their fourth game in a row, Deportivo were defeated 3-0 by Granada at the Riazor last weekend – a result that led to coach Domingos parting company with the Galician club.

Manu del Moral scored a late goal for Sevilla at the Bernabeu last Saturday evening, but it was in vain as the Rojiblancos lost 4-1 to a Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Real Madrid.

In today’s match, I was all set to punt on Sevilla HT/FT at 2.3, only to later learn that Domingos had left Deportivo after only a few weeks in the job.

Of course, as regular readers will know, I won’t oppose a new boss in his first game and am therefore now without a bet.

Priced at 1.85, Deportivo + 1.5 fits my scheme. But I’m not sure if I want to follow it this time as three different Depor managers in six weeks is unchartered territory for this column!

Instead, over 2.5 goals could be a runner as Sevilla usually get a couple at home and Depor have scorer options like Riki.

However, at 1.73 the bet is a little shorter than it should be – and games between Sevilla and Deportivo at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan have gone under 2.5 for many years.

So, I’m going to either make a late decision on Depor + 1.5 when I’ve seen the team sheets, bet in-play or not at all!

Good luck if you’re punting pre-match.


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