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A TERRIBLE SECOND ROUND

14 May 2010
Deportivo is close to complete its worst second round since the returning campaign to Primera División; in order to avoid the negative record it will need a win at San Mamés, but the mark of goals scored will be the worst in 19 years.

Nobody was expecting for this at the middle of the season, Depor was keeping an eye on the European positions, but a disastrous second round erased all the hopes. And it’s that the mark achieved in the current second round is the worst since the returning campaign to Primera División (1991/1992).

The Galician team has played 18 games on the current second round, and the mark has been terrible with only three victories (2-1 Vs Xérez, 3-1 Vs Tenerife, 1-0 Vs Mallorca); four draws (0-0 at Malaga, 1-1 at Sevilla, 1-1 Vs Racing, 0-0 Vs Almeria); while the team suffered eleven defeats (1-3 Vs Real Madrid), 0-2 at Espanyol, 0-1 at Villarreal, 0-2 Vs Valladolid, 1-2 at Sporting, 1-3 s Getafe, 0-3 at Atletico, 0-3 at Barcelona, 0-1 at Valencia, 0-1 Vs Zaragoza and 1-3 at Osasuna).  

Depor has spent the last nineteen seasons at the elite of Spanish football, and the numbers in this second round are by all means the worst within the period. Not even the mark saw on the season 1991/92, in which Depor had to play a relegation playoff, present a worse mark than the present one.

Starting with the number of points, currently Lotina’s Depor has only added 13 points within the last 18 matches, while the worst marks in the previous 19 years were saw on the seasons 1991/92 (14), 2005/06 (23), 1992/93 (24) and 1994/95 (24). This means that Depor needs a victory in the last matchday of the current campaign in order to avoid the bottom place.

What seems inevitable is to surpass the worst mark of goals scored in a second round, so far Depor has only scored 12 goals, while the previous worst mark was during the last season of Caparrós at Depor (18, 2006-07). In order to at least tie that mark Deportivo will need to score six goals at San Mamés, something that seems improbable, especially taking in mind that the Galicians don’t score six goals in one single liga game since the year 2003 (6-0 Vs Alavés).

The stat of the goals allowed is also at risk, so far Depor has leaked 28 goals in the 18 matches played in the second round, while the worst mark since the last promotion to Primera occurred on the season 1991/92, moment when the team allowed 29 goals in 19 games, which means that Depor needs a clean sheet at San Mamés in order to avoid the negative record.

The second rounds of Deportivo in la liga since the season 1991/92:

season

games

points

average

GF

GA

1991-92

18

14

24.56%

22

29

1992-93

18

24

42.11%

32

20

1993-94

18

27

47.37%

27

12

1994-95

18

24

42.11%

35

15

1995-96

21

29

46.03%

29

26

1996-97

21

38

60.32%

29

17

1997-98

18

30

52.63%

25

13

1998-99

18

33

57.89%

27

21

1999-00

18

32

56.14%

33

22

2000-01

18

36

63.16%

39

26

2001-02

18

35

61.40%

32

26

2002-03

18

40

70.18%

40

23

2003-04

18

34

59.65%

28

19

2004-05

18

27

47.37%

21

22

2005-06

18

23

40.35%

21

26

2006-07

18

25

43.86%

18

21

2007-08

18

35

61.40%

27

16

2008-09

18

28

49.12%

25

20

2009-10

17

13

24.07%

12

28

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