Apr 27, 2018
Apr 27, 2018

La Liga preview: Deportivo vs. Barcelona

La Liga preview: Deportivo vs. Barcelona

Deportivo play Barcelona in this weekend’s highlight La Liga match. Looking for value in the Deportivo vs. Barcelona odds? Read on to inform your Deportivo vs. Barcelona prediction.

A close look at the Deportivo vs. Barcelona odds

The money line odds imply Barcelona have around a 75% chance of winning this game.

Depor are not expected to be much of a test for Barca. The home side are 1.746* outsiders on the Deportivo +2 handicap.

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Deportivo vs. Barcelona stats: What you need to know

Time: Sunday April 29, 19:45 GMT kickoff

Venue: Estadio Riazor

Team news:

Deportivo: Cartabia, Bóveda and Sulley Muntari are all injury doubts.

Barcelona: Sergi Roberto is suspended.

  • Deportivo have the third worst home in La Liga (four wins, six draws, seven losses)
  • Barcelona are undefeated in La Liga this season
  • Depor are on a season-best undefeated run of four games
  • The visitors have scored an average of 2.24 goals per game away from home this season
  • Deportivo have not conceded more than two goals in their last eight league games

Inform your Deportivo vs. Barcelona prediction

A Deportivo side on the verge of relegation take on champions-elect Barcelona in a dead rubber clash in La Liga.

With the league title race all but over Barca’s aim now is to secure an undefeated season. Depor are nine points from safety with four games left to play and their relegation to the Segunda División could be confirmed this weekend.

This match sees a huge mismatch in quality, however Deportivo have found some good form in recent weeks. They defeated Malaga and Athletic Bilbao whilst also securing credible draws against Leganes and Sevilla. In each of those four games Depor have outperformed their opponents on expected goals so they should not be taken lightly by Barca.

With nothing else to play for this season Barca will field their strongest side available. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will be looking to increase their goal tallies for the season.

Deportivo vs. Barcelona: Where is the value?

Despite their league position Deportivo have been much improved in recent weeks. La Coruña have only conceded more than two goals in a match once since Clarence Seedorf’s appointment as manager.

In that time Barca have scored over 2.5 goals just twice in 11 La Liga fixtures. Consequently there may be some value to be found in Barcelona to score under 2.5 goals in this match at 2.080*.

Equally, Deportivo’s much-improved form suggests they can keep the game close. Seedorf’s men will be keen to impress against their talented opponents but they may tire as the game goes on.

Under 1.5 goals to be scored at halftime is available at 1.934* and could be a sensible bet at that price considering the way Depor will approach the match.

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