Barcelona vs Deportivo

Posted on 17 Dec 2017 11:04 CET | Tip viewed: 422 times

Bookmaker: Pinnacle | Tipster: SLBFan (Portugal)

Match date: 17 Dec 2017 | Sport: Football | Competition: Spanish Football

Odds: 1.88 | Stake: 7/10 | Pick: over 4 | Match result: 4-0 - Draw

Barcelona are still without single defeat in this season in Spanish Primera and are at leading spot at the table with three points more than Atletico Madrid, to secure their position they must celebrate once again and that shouldn't be very hard as in 16th round will face with Deportivo tonight at Camp Nou. In Champions league Barca also did a pretty good job and were first in their group without single defeat, in 1/8 finals will travel to London and face with Chelsea, those games with one of the strongest teams in England were quiet exciting in the past and it should be the same again, now must achieve victory and that shouldn't be difficult.

After were defeated in first two official games by Ream Madrid in Spanish Super Cup Barcelona started with great results and with a reason are main candidates for winning the league, so far in 15 matches scored 38 goals while have one of the best defenses in league and conceded only seven, anyway this season will be long and nothing is over yet, in next match they will play against Real Madrid in El Classico, still now must focus on this duel. In last round faced with Villarreal and won, they scored two goals there but were struggling and only after opponents stayed with one man less in 60th minute manage to break them. Defender Umtiti (12/0), forwards Dembele (2/0) and Deulofeu (9/1) are injured and will stay out of the action, midfielders Rafinha (0/0), Iniesta (12/1) and defender Mascherano (6/0) will also probably stay out due to injuries.

Deportivo on the other hand are just above relegation zone and have three points more than Alaves which are under the line, they weren't so good in first 15 rounds and even with weaker teams were struggling, only four victories can't be enough and to avoid relegation battle they must show something better but in duel with one of the strongest European teams won't have much chances, they defeated Barcelona in last meeting in March at home but here i simple don't see how can avoid convincing defeat, it will be almost impossible to prevent hosts from scoring.

In last match one week ago Deportivo welcomed Leganes and celebrated with narrow result but were better team and deserved all three points, previous campaign they ended at same 16th position, now main goal is to stay safe but to do that must show more than so far, here first must show some impressive skills in defense to avoid conceding couple of goals while to break great defense of Barcelona must play outstanding in offense, all in all they are without chances to avoid convincing defeat in my opinion. Goalkeeper Pantilimon (6/0), defender Gerard Valentin (2/0), midfielder Cartabia (14/2) and forward Andone (12/2) are all on list of injured players and will stay out of action.

Barcelona must win this duel and that probably won't be a problem for this team, they are in good form and should smash Deportivo which are again down near to red zone and will have difficult task to remain safe, i'm convinced that we'll see a lot of goals here and over four goals seems like only possible option for this match.

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