Monday, 23 February 2015

Real Madrid - Deportivo La Coruna (Primera Division)

The battle for the title in Spain will be between three teams. The slap in the face of Real Madrid in the last round must be compensated with a convincing victory over Deportivo La Coruna. Unfortunately, they are one of the most uncomfortable rivals for "white ballet" historically. Recently, this complex was overcome by Real.

In the last round of Primera Division, Real Madrid has been heavily beaten with 0:4 by city rivals of Atletico. Largely this is due to several key players who came out of the composition because of injuries. Sergio Ramos, James Rodriguez, Pepe and Luka Modric are still sidelined and we will not see them against Deportivo. After the fiasco against Atletico, Ancelotti cook some changes in starting line-up. The inconclusive Iker Casillas will sit on the bench and in the doorframe will be Keylor Navas. Asier Illarramendi will launch holder and new signing Lucas Silva will wait for his debut in the second half. Nacho will partner to Raphael Varane in central defence in the absence of Pepe and Ramos. Cristiano Ronaldo will try to regain form with some goal in this match, as he doesn`t scored in two games already.

Deportivo recorded two wins and is away from the bottom of the standings. The team handle with the direct competitors in the battle for survival and won against Rayo Vallecano (2:1) and SD Eibar (2:0). Helder Postiga joined Sydnei in the infirmary of the team. They will not travel to Madrid because of various injuries. Coach Victor Fernandez will rely on more defensive midfield for the visit of Real Madrid. This will require the inclusion in the lower positions of Juanfran and new signing Celso Borges. Oriol Riera will get another chance up front in the absence of Sidnei and Postiga. After serving a punishment, in the composition returns Louis Farina, but most likely will remain on the bench.

Guests will act very defensively and will continue with their good performance in defence of recent matches. Real is hesitant after unsteady games lately and we think that there will be not so much goals on Bernabeu this Saturday night.

Prediction Real Madrid - Deportivo La Coruna: Under 4.00 goals
Security: 8/10
Odds: 1.575 at bet365

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