Barcelona vs Deportivo La Coruna Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Barcelona vs Deportivo La Coruna Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Barcelona became the latest to profit from Villarreal’s poor form after Ernesto Valverde’s team managed a 2-0 victory at the La Ceramica. Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi scored a late in the second half as they capitalised on Dani Raba being sent off in the 60th minute. Deportivo La Coruna secured a crucial 1-0 win over Leganes during the weekend. Adrian scored the only goal of the match in the 24th minute as it helped Deportivo La Coruna move away from the drop zone. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Deportivo La Coruna may possess one of the worst defensive records around, but Barcelona may not be in a position to capitalise on the same. Recent games have seen Barcelona’s finishing at a poor level and it is not surprising that the team has scored over 2.5 goals only once in the last eight La Liga matches. Yet, their head-to-head record against La Coruna is good with 17 goals in the last five games. I see value in backing Barcelona to score under 3.5 goals.

Lionel Messi has a sensational record against Deportivo La Coruna after scoring 17 goals in 15 games. His recent form may have slumped with only two goals in his last eight games, but those two goals have come in the last three matches. I would back Messi to score the first goal in this game.

Barcelona to score under 3.5 goals – 5/6

Lionel Messi to score 1st – 6/4

Barcelona scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Barcelona scored over 2.5 goals in 6 out of their last 10 games played against Deportivo La Coruna

Deportivo La Coruna saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Deportivo La Coruna saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Barcelona

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Barcelona Form Guide

Barcelona Team Logo

Barcelona

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
L A

10-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-04-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

21-04-2018

Copa del Rey

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

09-05-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 5 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 5 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

16-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Mamelodi Sundowns FC Team Logo Mamelodi Sundowns FC

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Deportivo La Coruna Form Guide

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo

Deportivo La Coruna

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
D H

17-03-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

06-04-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

17-04-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

20-04-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Barcelona Preview

Barcelona will be disappointed not to open up a bigger lead over the rest of the Spanish La Liga, as draws with the likes of Valencia and Celta de Vigo have hurt the team in recent weeks. Even though the Catalans did manage a win over Villarreal in the recent league game, the team was far from convincing against the Yellow Submarines. In fact, this has been the case over the last few weeks with Barcelona struggling to score goals at their usual pace. The renowned forward line up has come up with 12 goals in the last six matches – even Eibar have scored more than Barcelona in this period. Lionel Messi was able to extend his scoring streak to 14 for the season.

Barcelona Team News

Samuel Umtiti (hamstring) is the only player certainly ruled out of the game, while Andres Iniesta (calf) and Javier Mascherano (hamstring) are doubtful.

Deportivo La Coruna Preview

Deportivo La Coruna continue to struggle with the threat of relegation largely due to teams like Deportivo Alaves and Malaga picking up points of late. As a result, Pepe Mel’s team only have a three-point advantage over the relegation zone coming into the match. So far this season, La Coruna have conceded 27 goals in the 15 matches. Only four teams have conceded more than La Coruna so far this season. In such a scenario, the clean sheet against Leganes is a major boon for the club. Lucas Perez is the top scorer at La Coruna with four goals this season.

Deportivo La Coruna Team News

Bicho (shoulder), Gerard Valentin (hamstring), Federico Cartabia (groin), Raul Albentosa (knee), Alejandro Arribas (muscle), Bruno Gama (leg), and Garcia Cabrero (gastrointestinal discomfort) are the players unavailable for Deportivo La Coruna.

Barcelona Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Deportivo La Coruna Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Barcelona vs Deportivo La Coruna Sidelined Players

Barcelona
11 Ousmane Dembele Injured
12 Rafinha Injured
16 Gerard Deulofeu Injured
23 Samuel Umtiti Injured
Deportivo La Coruna
9 Federico Nicolas Cartabia Injured
10 Florin Andone Injured
23 Gerard Valentin Injured
25 Costel Pantilimon Injured

Head to Head
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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marc-Andre ter Stegen 187 85
20 LB Sergi Roberto 178 70
3 CD Gerard Pique 193 85
25 CD Thomas Vermaelen 183 80
18 RB Jordi Alba 170 68
8 CM Andres Iniesta 171 68
15 CM Paulinho 180 72
4 CM Ivan Rakitic 184 78
17 RF Francisco Alcacer 174 74
10 LF Lionel Messi 170 72
9 CF Luis Suarez 182 85
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Ruben Martinez 187 81
2 LB Juanfran 178 69
12 CD Sidnei 188 88
24 CD Fabian Schaer 186 84
3 RB Fernando Navarro 176 71
22 CDM Celso Borges 185 75
20 CDM Guilherme 178 78
11 CM Carles Gil 170 69
8 CM Emre Colak 169 60
15 CM Adrian Lopez 183 71
7 CF Lucas Perez 180 73