Bet of the Day: Under 1.5 goals in Deportivo v Mallorca a play-off puntPublished on: June 20, 2019Author: Jamie Clark
The first leg of the play-off final that determines the last spot in La Liga for next season takes centre stage in Spain on Thursday evening (Eleven Sports, kick-off: 20:00 BST).
Deportivo La Coruna and Mallorca were once both mainstays in Spanish soccer, but there’s only room for one in the top flight.
Judging by their regular season meetings, this is going to be a tight affair with neither side wanting to give much away.
Both Deportivo and Mallorca edged their home matches 1-0 with late winners. This game is in Galicia at the Riazor, so while it may be tempting to back Depor for victory, a safer bet looks to be the total goals market.
A 1-0 victory is 24/5 with Unibet, but Deportivo have only recorded that scoreline on six occasions this season.
They are in much better form coming into this two-legged play-off final with Mallorca, however, with just one defeat in their last nine.
Recent matches have been low scoring for both sides
Balearic Islands outfit Mallorca, meanwhile, have suffered three losses in their last seven and held on to reach this with a 2-1 aggregate result over Albacete.
The same bookmaker also go a very fair 17/10 that there are under 1.5 goals in this game. By taking this punt, you have more bases covered.
If the first leg of this play-off final tie ends goalless or with a 1-0 win for either side, then it pays out.
Considering there has been one goal or fewer in five of Depor’s last eight matches and four of the previous six involving Mallorca, taking under 1.5 goals in total makes a lot of sense.
With so much at stake and 16 Mallorca matches finishing in stalemate or a one-goal win throughout the season, a cagey affair could well be on the card as they look to take Deportivo back to the Belaric Islands.
Bet of the Day: 17/10 with Unibet, Deportivo v Mallorca Under 1.5 goals in total.