Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 1 April 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atletico Madrid will have a nice chance to rebound from the shocking last-gasp loss to Villarreal as they host relegation strugglers Deportivo La Coruna in the first fixture after the international break. The defeat at Estadio de la Ceramica has pulled the Mattressers out of the title challenge quest as Barcelona have escaped on an 11-point cushion at the very top of La Liga standings.
Diego Simeone’s men now only have to play for the second place, which would also be a decent accomplishment for this side given they’d finish above their bitter city rivals and defending champions Real Madrid in that case. Atleti will have to find their way for the success against Depor without the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Vitolo who are both suspended.
However, knowing that the Mattressers have been impeccable in front of the home crowd lately (seven clean sheet wins on the bounce in all competitions at Wanda Metropolitano), we can hardly imagine a potent6ial upset from the La Coruna side in the last game of the day on Sunday.
The visitors are in a very tough situation being as many as six points away from the safe zone. Clarence Seedorf’s main problem is the lack of his team’s efficiency in the final third as La Coruna have only scored twice in last eight league outings.
Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna: Head-to-head
Atletico Madrid have been ultra dominant in home clashes with Deportivo La Coruna over the history.
The Mattressers have won 14, drawn 3 and lost only 3 of 20 home clashes with Depor.
La Coruna have not scored a single goal in last six games at Vicente Calderon (this will be their first visit to Wanda Metropolitano).
Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna: Prediction
The gulf in quality between these two sides is just massive and even though Atleti will be without Antoine Griezmann, we expect an easy straightforward win for them here.
Depor have failed to find the back of the net more than twice in last eight league games and we sincerely doubt they’ll score against Atletico Madrid who have kept their net untouched in seven straight matches in front of the home fans.
Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna: Bet Tips
Atletico Madrid -1.5 handicap @ 1.95
Atletico Madrid to keep a clean sheet @ 1.66