Deportivo – Real Madrid match preview: Los Blancos hoping to stop the...

Deportivo – Real Madrid match preview: Los Blancos hoping to stop the rot

Deportivo Real Madrid match preview

Real Madrid take on Deportivo in the fourth date of La Liga hoping to end a run of two defeats.

Los Blancos went down 4-2 to Real Sociedad and lost again in the Madrid derby against Atletico. They now trail arch-rivals Barcelona by six points in the bottom half of the table.

The poor performances of the team have lead to many fans jeering captain Iker Casillas, who has been blamed for the losses.

However, the 5-1 victory over Basel in the Champions League helped stop the rot, and now Carlo Ancelotti men seek to recover in La Liga.

The Italian manager will miss Sami Khedira, who is currently out injured with a left hamstring problem. Thus, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are expected to feature in midfield. On the other hand, Ancelotti will welcome back Daniel Carvajal, who could start at right-back.

Deportivo will miss Insua, Lucas Perez and Salomao as they seek to extend their promising start to La Liga. It won’t be easy for the Galicians, who have only savaged one point in the last four Real Madrid visits to La Coruna.

Possible line-ups:

Deportivo: Lux; Laure, Lopo, Sidnei, Luisinho; Juanfran, Medunjanin, Bergantiños, Dominguez, Cuenca; Postiga.

Real Madrid: Casillas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric; Bale, Rodriguez, Ronaldo; Benzema.