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Barcelona vs Dep. La Coruna Prediction & Betting tips
Barca – Deportivo, remarkable 24 points, both clubs are already apart after 15 matchdays. While FC Barcelona are still undefeated as leaders with five points ahead of second-placed Valencia CF, Deportivo La Coruna are on the saving side, but only three points away from the relegation zone.
So far, 90 matches have been played between the two clubs, of which FC Barcelona won 51 and lost only 21 in 18 draws. In Barcelona, 34 home victories are just eight draws and three successes La Coruna opposite.
The season has not started well for FC Barcelona with the Supercopa lost to Real Madrid (1: 3 and 0: 2), but since then the Catalans have not been beaten for four months in a competition-free bid. While Real Murcia (3: 0 and 5: 0) in the Copa del Rey was the expected small hurdle, succeeded in the Champions League with 14 of 18 possible points of the group victory before Juventus (3: 0, 0: 0). And in the Primera Division Barca set with seven victories outstanding before it was not won on the eighth match at Atletico Madrid (0: 0) for the first time. But then Lionel Messi and Co. lined up again four victories before it was enough for Valencia (1: 1) and against Celta Vigo (2: 2) twice only a draw. Last weekend, with a 2-0 at Villarreal but again three counters were bagged.
At the end of a week unfamiliar to Barca with no double burden, there is no reason for rotation. It is also possible that Ousmane Dembele, Javier Mascherano, Rafinha and Andrés Iniesta, who have returned to training after injury breaks, at least come to partial assignments. Surely not there is only the injured Samuel Umtiti.
Probable lineup: ter Stegen – Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Vermaelen, Jordi Alba – Rakitic, Paulinho, Busquets, Denis Suarez – Messi, Suarez
Dep. La Coruna :
With just one point from their first four games, Deportivo La Coruna made a classic false start, but then landed their first victory against Deportivo Alaves (1-0) on Matchday 5. After that, things continued to grow with four points from three games, before a 1: 2 at home against FC Girona coach Pepe Mel cost the job. Successor Cristobal Parralo scored with a 1: 4 at home in the Copa del Rey against UD Las Palmas, but won only three days later in the league with the same opponent 3-1. Atletico Madrid (1-0), FC Malaga (2-1) and Athletic Bilbao (2-1) did not fare well and the 3-2 reverse in Las Palmas was ultimately worthless. In the league Deportivo defeated afterwards at Sevilla with 0: 2, so the situation was still precarious. Last weekend, however, a massive 1-0 win over CD Leganes came home.
The list of breakdowns at Deportivo is still very long. With Borja Galan. Luisinho, Bruno Gama, Alvaro Queijeiro, Juan Dominguez Lamas, Gerard Valentín, Alejandro Arribas, Federico Cartabia and Bicho are unavailable to nine players.
Probable lineup: Ruben – Juanfran, Schär, Sidnei, Fernando Navarro – Guilherme, Borges – Carles Gil, Emre Colak, Adrian Lopez – Lucas Perez
Barcelona vs Dep. La Coruna head to head matches
12.03.17 LL Dep. La Coruna Barcelona 2 : 1
15.10.16 LL Barcelona Dep. La Coruna 4 : 0
20.04.16 LL Dep. La Coruna Barcelona 0 : 8
12.12.15 LL Barcelona Dep. La Coruna 2 : 2
23.05.15 LL Barcelona Dep. La Coruna 2 : 2