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La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 19/01/2018

Real Madrid will be out to get the maximum points against Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday after they suffered a shocking defeat against Villareal in their last La Liga game.

TEAM NEWS:

REAL MADRID:

The La Liga Champions will be without the services of Marcos Llorente, Karim Benzema and Jesus Vallejo, while captain Sergio Ramos remains doubtful for the showdown at the Santiago Bernabeu.

DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA:

Deportivo will miss the services of Fede Cartabia who has been out since last month when the Riazor outfit visits Real Madrid on Sunday.

HEAD TO HEAD

Real Madrid had a better head to head record between the two teams, Los Blancos have won the 26 times and drew eight and lost 12 games to Deportivo La Coruna.

RECENT FORM:

REAL MADRID:

The La Liga Champions have been in poor form since the turn of the season and are yet to win a La Liga match since the start of the year, Real Madrid first win came against Leganes in the Copa Del Rey on Thursday night, Courtesy of a lone goal from Marco Asensio in the 87th minute of the match at Burtarque, but lost their last league game against Villareal at the Estadio Ceramica.

DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA:

Deportivo form this season is nothing to write home about, their away form is also poor and after 19 games they remain on the on the 18th position in the La Liga table and their poor run against Real Madrid will definitely drop their confidence level when they face the Bernabeu outfit and Valencia compounded their woes last weekend with a 2-1 defeat at the Riazor.

PREDICTIONS:

Real Madrid 3: 1 Deportivo La Coruna

PROBABLE LINEUPS

REAL MADRID XI: Navas, Carvajal, Nacho, Varane, Marcelo, Kroos,  Casemiro, Modric, Isco, Ronaldo, Bale.

DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA XI: Martine, Juanfran, Schar,Sidnei, Lusinho, Mosquera, Borges,Guilherme, Lopez, Gil, Andone
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