Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna

Real have won just two of their last six games in all competitions with both victories coming in the Copa del Rey.Zidane’s side have dropped to fifth in La Liga and are 19 points behind leaders Barcelona, although they have a game in hand.”I don’t think about negative things, only positive,” said Zidane, whose side host Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.”We will find positive things. I’m never going to throw in the towel.”I’m going to continue fighting as I’ve always shown and I’m not going to quit ever.”

Real Madrid will host Deportivo La Coruna at the iconic Santiago Bernabeu in the Spanish Primera Division on Sunday afternoon.The reigning league champions have not shown any sign of defending the title as they currently sit a mammoth 19 points behind current leaders Barcelona.

In all seriousness, while Real Madrid are currently enduring a well-documented rough patch – well, it would have been tough to out-perform last year’s trophy-laden season – it is to be expected that they’ll get that dastardly monkey off their back any match now.

Although Los Blancos lost to Villareal last weekend, it wasn’t for want of trying. Madrid had 28 attempts at goal on the day, more than any other team in La Liga has in a single game this season.

This reassuring factor, paired with the fact that Depor are floundering at 18th place in the table and have picked up just one win in their last 10 games, means that this could provide a promising opportunity for Zidane’s men to get themselves a vital victory. However, should they fail to win, there will no doubt be sightings of the dreaded white handkerchiefs fluttering at the Bernabéu.

Real Madrid hopes to get some momentum going in La Liga when it hosts Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday at the Santiago Bernabeu.

How to watch

When: Sunday at 10:15 a.m.
TV: beIN Sports
Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App

Prediction

Deportivo has some dangerous players in attack like Lucas Perez, but this is a Real Marid team that is desperate to get something going. Expect plenty of chances from the hosts and for its scoring touch to return. Real Madrid 3, Deportivo 0.

What is the team news?

Karim Benzema picked up a hamstring at the end of last month, but he is expected to return for the clash against Deportivo.Sergio Ramos, who has been suffering with a muscle injury, could also return.Jesus Vallejo remains out of action while recovering from a hamstring issue.Deportivo boss Cristobal Parralo has no new injury concerns heading into the fixture.Federico Cartabia is unavailable due to injury.

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