Squad news


04 Mar 2019
Deportivo recover players and target a victory at home that could open the road to the first two places. AD Alcorcón are falling since December and want to bounce back.

Referee: Luis Mario Milla Alvendiz
Kick-off: 21h00 CET (Riazor)

AD Alcorcón was the sensation at Segunda at the end of November, it was leading the standings and was promising to be a protagonist in the fight for promotion. But everything changed since December as the Madrilenians have only added 11 points in the last 13 matches in the competition. It’s the worst mark in the period and now Los Alfareros are even out of the first six places.

Meanwhile, and despite some disappointing results, Depor remain to be an in-form team. The Galicians have added 16 points in the 9 matches disputed in 2019, it’s the third best mark in the league only behind Real Oviedo and CA Osasuna (both 22).

Deportivo remain as the best scorer in the league (38 goals tied with Cádiz CF), this despite only scoring two goals in the last four matchdays. AD Alcorcón have scored ten less goals, only four teams have scored less: Gimnástic (17), CD Tenerife (23), Rayo Majadahonda (26) and CD Lugo (27).

Depor remain in the fight for direct promotion, but recently two factors that were considered as strong points are turning to be a concern: the lack of goals and the performance at the Riazor. The Galicians have only score twice within the last four games ending scoreless in two opportunities, while it has only won one of the last four games in A Coruña.

It’s a negative surprise just when the team needs to sprint towards direct promotion. The good news for coach Natxo González is that he can start erasing that negative picture in only one game and he’s recovering men. For the first time in a month there are plenty of choices as only two players are out.

Team news: Natxo Gonzalez will release the roster for the game until Monday, but its already know that the only players at the injury room are midfielder Krohn-Dehli and striker Carlos Fernández.

Man to watch: Winger Nahuel Leiva. Not the best start for the Argentine player, he saw a red card in his second game with the team and had to serve a two-game suspension. Now he will have the chance to play as a starter for the first time facing a defensive team, and the offensive efforts will need a strong presence on the wings.

Picked players: Roster to be released on Monday

Predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Dani Giménez – David Simón, Domingos Duarte, Pablo Mari, Caballo – Álex Bergantiños, Vicente Gómez – Cartabia, Edu Expósito, Nahuel - Quique González.
It’s hard to explain why AD Alcorcón passed to be the leader to be now a team with numbers of demotion. The results are now negative, but the game is the same: a team practicing discrete football with a proposal based in a solid defence. Perhaps that kind of game depends too much of the details, and the Madrilenians are paying a high price for it.

Before the 2-0 win over UD Las Palmas, the team lost at Real Oviedo in a free-kick that came at minute 81, and the week before they were leading Cádiz CF 1-0 by minute 81, at that precise minute ex-Depor Laure was sent off and the team conceded twice to end losing 1-2.

Precisely ex-Depor coach Cristóbal Parralo believes that his team is paying a high price for the details as he said back in February, “The team is working fine, but it isn’t having enough reward for the work we are doing, and the errors have been really expensive. The game is good, but at Segunda you cannot concede and we are paying a high price for it.”

Team news: Winter singing Fran Sandanza is out after picking a hamstring injury in the game against UD Las Palmas. The other two players missing the game due to injury reasons are left-back Carlos Bellvis and striker Víctor Casadesús.

Man to watch: Striker Juan Muñoz. The top-scorer of AD Alcorcón is a clear reflection of the moment lived in la liga by his team. 8 of his 9 goals in the tournament came within his first 12 appearances, but since then he has only scored once (in January against Córdoba CF). The Madrilenians need him in order to return into the promotion zone.

Picked players: (20) Dani Jiménez, Raúl Lizoain (goalkeepers); Laure, Héctor Rodas, Esteban Burgos, Felípe Alonso, David Fernández, Unai Elgezabal, Aly Abeid (defenders); Daniel Toribio, Richard Boateng, Albert Dorca, David González ‘Nono’, Eddy Silvestre, Marco Sangalli, Jaime Gavilán, Borja Galán, David Mayoral (midfielders); Jonathan Pereira & Juan Muñoz

Predicted lineup: (4-5-1) Dani Jiménez - Laure, Burgos, Elgezabal, Aly – Sangalli, Dorca, Silvestre, Toribio, Nono - Juan Muñoz.



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