Deportivo La Coruna vs Real Madrid
2017/18 Spanish LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 20th August 2017
Kick off at 21:15 UK/ 22:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Riazor.
Last year’s champions are leaving for La Coruna to play the season opening match at Estadio Municipal de Riazor
Deportivo La Coruna
Deportivo has had a pretty good pre-season. They played 12 club friendly games and won 10 of them, 8 with clean sheets. On average, they scored 3.42 goals per match. What’s more, they played only one match at home. So, that is a pretty impressive record to have as a visiting team. It seems that they have learned their lesson after being nearly eliminated from the Primera Division last season.
It’ s been an excellent pre-season for the city capital team. They got off to a bad start with the International Champions Cup, but then a win after win followed. They won the UEFA Super Cup by defeating Manchester United 2 – 1. Next, they won the Spanish Super Cup. Their opponent was Barcelona and Real won both legs. The combined score was 5 – 1. Their young midfielder Asensio scored two goals.
Some of their reinforcements for this season are Hernandez from Atletico and Ceballos from Betis.
Because of the red card, Ronaldo is not going to play in this season opening match.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Real Madrid: Head to head
Deportivo La Coruna haven’t been able to take the win against Real Madrid in almost ten years. Their recent encounters have almost always ended with more than 5 goals. During the last season, Real Madrid won once 3 – 2 and the other time 2 – 6.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Real Madrid: Prediction
Undoubtedly, the winner of this match should be the visiting Real Madrid. Also, to start off the season in grand style and stay true to the tradition, at least three goals are to be expected.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Real Madrid: Bet Tips
HT/FT 2/2 @ 1.83 – William Hill
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.44 – Bet 365