Last season, the matches between Deportivo La Coruña and Real Madrid have always been goalfests.
At home, Real won 3-2 and in Coruña, Real won again, 6-2 that time. For this first matchday, I expect the same.
We have already seen what Real is capable of this season, with the best examples being the European Supercup and the Spanish Supercup.
Their opponents struggled to stop their very dynamic midfield, who doesn’t seem to suffer much from the changes in their line-up, give the many options Zidane has at his disposal.
Recent history between these two sides also tells us that Real should score on the first 30 minutes of the match, just like they did for the past 3 seasons, so it is another indicator that can repeat itself this season.
With an amazing ability to pressure their opponents’ midfield, Real can cause some problems to the team led by Pepe Mel.
The Spanish manager has been struggling to bring in some reinforcements for his team, and their pre-season’s results have been far from great.
On the match played at Estádio do Dragão, they couldn’t handle the pressure from the FC Porto side, and were battered 0-4.
Having played some matches against lower tier teams, they weren’t able to beat Real Oviedo, with the game ending in a 0-0 draw, and having only one win, in a more competitive match, against West Bromwich, where they won 2-0.
Deportivo La Coruña vs Real Madrid Pick:
A match with a lot of goals, with Real Madrid getting on the score sheet nice and early.
That is what I expect for this match, in a Riazor stadium who once was one of the big stages, where La Liga titles were decided.
However, currently, the scenario is a lot different, with Deportivo fighting to stay in the top tier of Spanish football.
In this league where the financial differences force this Deportivo side to have a more reactive posture most of the times, leaving the initiative for their opponents, who are usually stronger.
|Real Madrid HT/FT|