Barcelona vs Deportivo La Coruna
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 17 December 2017
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
Blaugrana maintained the five-point cushion at the top of the La Liga standings last Sunday when they managed to go past Villarreal without too many troubles. Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi were on target in a comfortable 0-2 victory for the Catalans who are still without a defeat in this term of Primera Division.
Barca, however, did drop the ball in the previous clash at Camp Nou where they were held to a 2-2 draw by Celta Vigo. Ernesto Valverde and his men will thus be looking to return on the winning ways in front of the home fans and see off Deportivo La Coruna in the Matchday No 16 in Primera this Sunday.
Depor will enter the game with an improved confidence after a super important 1-0 victory over Leganes last time out at Riazor. The win helped the team led by Cristobal move on to a three-point gap between them and the drop zone.
Nonetheless, Deportivo La Coruna should not really represent a threat to mighty Barcelona here and we’d not be surprised to see a goal fest from the hosts on their farewell to Camp Nou in 2017. La Coruna are fairly easy to break down and they leaked in five goals in back-to-back defeats to Malaga and Sevilla away from home.
Barcelona vs Deportivo La Coruna: Predictions
Luis Suarez has been struggling a lot with his form ever since the start of the season. He finally managed to find the net last Sunday at Estadio de la Ceramica and he will no doubts be super motivated to bag as many as possible past the struggling defense of Deportivo’s.
We’ll thus back Barca to win by three or more goals & Luis Suarez to net a brace in two separate bets.
Barcelona vs Deportivo La Coruna: Bet Tips
- Barcelona -2.5 handicap 1.60
- Luis Suarez to score two or more goals 2.40
Barcelona vs Deportivo La Coruna: Head-to-head
- Barcelona have dominated this match-up over history winning 22 of 44 meetings with Depor
- La Coruna, however, stunned Blaugrana in their previous meeting when they snatched a 2-1 win at Riazor in March this year
- Blaugrana demolished their rivals 4-0 in their last meeting at Camp Nou.