Deportivo vs Numancia (By: Jimeno)
Deportivo was set as quite a favorite in their previous LaLiga2 game, but the side failed to get a victory in a goalless game away to Rayo Majadahonda. They simply failed to have more of the initiative, but the home team wasn't that concrete either. It's more of a patter, as Deportivo failed to be more of a dominant side on the road. They are just two points behind leaders from Alcorcon.
Numancia, on the other side, broke their mini-run of three games with no win, with an improved performance against last-placed Gimnastic taking a 3:0 victory. They were huge favorites and justified that in the second half when all three goals were scored. The side is now five points clear from the red zone with sixteen points taken at home in comparison to only four away.
The hosts continue to miss forward Cartabia (8/1), while Numancia should miss their left back Ripa (4/0) who is sidelined for weeks now and most likely forward Fernandez (11/3). Defenders Simon and Duarte come back in the team for the hosts.
There's nothing left for Deportivo but to chase a victory here. They can't rely much on performances on the road and that's what makes their home clashes so important. Numancia shouldn't be able to be up to the task, especially not in attack.
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Deportivo vs Numancia prediction
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