Real Madrid v Deportivo La Coruna is a game that Real Madrid really need to win in order to hold on to their place in the top 4 of the La Liga table. Real Madrid are currently one point above 5th placed Villarreal after the defeat to the Yellow Submarine at the Bernabeu last week.
Real Madrid v Deportivo La Coruna Preview
After resting the big players for the 1-0 away win at Leganes in the Copa Del Rey on Thursday evening, they are all expected to return for this big contest. Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are expected to take their place in the side, forming the front two. It remains to be seen whether Zinedine Zidane will choose Isco or Marco Asensio to play behind the strikers, after the latter’s winning goal on Thursday. Sergio Ramos is out, while Karim Benzema is not fit enough to start.
Deportivo have a couple of injury problems to deal with for their trip to the Bernabeu. Centre backs Raul Albentosa and Sidnei are both doubts for the match, but Sidnei is expected to feature alongside Fabian Schar. Lucas Perez is likely to start wide on the right and this will mean that Florin Andone will be leading the line.
Real Madrid v Deportivo La Coruna Predicted Lineups
Real Madrid (4-3-1-2): Navas; Carvajal, Nacho, Varane, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Isco; Ronaldo, Bale
Deportivo La Coruna (4-3-3): Martinez; Juanfran, Schar, Sidnei, Luisinho; Guilherme, Mosquera, Borges; Perez, Andone, Lopez
Real Madrid v Deportivo La Coruna Betting Tips
- Real Madrid have won 6, drawn 2 and lost 2 games out of the last 10.
- Deportivo La Coruna have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 6 games out of the last 10.
- In the last 10 games, Real Madrid have scored an average of 1.9 goals and have conceded an average of 1.1 goals.
- In the last 10 games, Deportivo La Coruna have scored an average of 1.1 goals and have conceded an average of 2 goals.
- There have been over 2.5 goals in 7 of the last 10 Real Madrid games.
- There have been over 2.5 goals in 6 of the last 10 Deportivo La Coruna games.
Real Madrid v Deportivo La Coruna Prediction
Real Madrid are not in good form, having won just one of their last five matches in La Liga. There is a lot of pressure on Zidane and his players and a lot of the rumours regarding Cristiano Ronaldo’s future can not be helping preparations for these big games.
Los Blancos are now 19 points behind Barcelona and it looks like Real may need to concede defeat in the pursuit of retaining their La Liga title. Opponents Deportivo La Coruna are struggling a lot themselves and are in the relegation zone. They are 2 points away from safety and need a result.
Real Madrid have an incredible record against Deportivo, winning 3-0, 6-2, 5-0, 8-2, 4-0 and 5-1 in recent years. The tip is for Real to win comfortably here and they need to get the result.
Free Betting Tips
Real Madrid win 1/7 at Bet365.
Over 2.5 goals 2/11 at Bet365.
Real Madrid to win 3-0 8/1 at Bet365.
- Disclaimer: Odds correct at time of publishing