Deportivo La Coruña v Real Madrid Betting Tips: Big game for title chasers

20:30/Apr 26

Sports betting writer Bradley Gibbs takes a look at Wednesday’s La Liga clash between relegation battlers Deportivo La Coruña and title chasers Real Madrid.

Having lost El Clásico at the death last time out, Real Madrid will be chomping at the bit to regain the winning thread and thus return to the La Liga summit. Although it’s not on their own patch, Wednesday’s match against a relatively weak Depor is the perfect opportunity for Zidane’s men to bounce back.

Before that agonising defeat against their arch-rivals on Sunday, Real had looked as though they were cantering towards the title, but now things look a little less certain and they’re expected to come out all guns blazing here to ensure that their fate remains in their own hands.

From a betting point of view, there are two selections that stand out ahead of this fixture. ‘Real Madrid to Score Over 2.5 Goals’ and ‘Over 3.5 Goals’ are the two angles of attack.

Low-scoring games have been something of a rarity for Real on the road this season, wherever they’ve gone the goals have tended to follow. Zidane’s side have scored an impressive 42 goals away from home, scoring at least once in all of their 15 matches. Unsurprisingly, ‘Over 3.5 Goals’ has landed in 53% of their away trips, as well as in 86% (6/7) of their visits to teams in the bottom half. In addition, Los Blancos have notched at least three goals in 60% (9/15) of their away fixtures, as well in 71% (5/7) of their matches away at teams in the bottom half. Positive stats indeed.

Obviously an embarrassment of riches in the forward areas is one reason why there have been so many goals in Madrid’s away matches so far this season, but they’ve also been somewhat below par at the back. Having kept just three clean sheets away from home, the visitors have proved far easier to get at than you might think. With captain Sergio Ramos suspended for this match, just a fourth away clean sheet doesn’t exactly appear to be forthcoming here.

Naturally, the hosts cannot match Madrid when it comes to scoring exploits and they are likely to be on the back foot for the majority of this contest. However, Pepe Mel’s side can’t be ruled out as far as scoring goes. After all, Madrid have kept failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their seven away matches against bottom half clubs and will certainly play a high-line which simply begs to be countered.

All things considered, with the El Clásico defeat fresh in their memory, Real are expected to be fired up here and really should fill their boots when going forward. At the same time though, they can’t exactly be relied upon to keep a clean sheet and thus a high-scoring encounter seems very likely.

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