Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna Match Betting Preview

A new era begins at the Santiago Bernabeu this weekend as Zinedine Zidane takes the reigns as his first match as Real Madrid manager, wherein Los Blancos host Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga.

Real Madrid Betting News

Rafa Benitez’s time as Real Madrid manager unceremoniously came to an end last week, with the former Real Madrid star given until the end of the season to impress Fiorentino Perez and be given a longer contract.

Under Rafa Benitez Real Madrid had began to drift away from the top of the table, and not sit 3rd in the table.

Perhaps even worse for Madridistas, their city rivals Atletico Madrid are now top of the table, and four points behind.

Benitez’s final match seen his side held to a 2-2 draw against Valencia, which in truth was seen as a positive result given Matteo Kovacic’s second-half sending off.

Kovacic is suspended for this match, but it is expected that Sergio Ramos will return to central defence alongside Raphael Varane, having trained away from the main group this week.

Deportivo La Coruna Betting News

Deportivo La Coruna meanwhile will know the tough test ahead for this Saturday, but will be buoyed by their positive season to date.

Depor have threatened to repeat past glories this season, as they vie for European football for next season. Currently Depor sit in 7th, nine points behind 4th placed Villarreal.

Victor Sanchez’s side are in questionable form however, having won just two matches in their past six.

Having accrued nine points from the past 18 available, Depor will need to improve soon, should they hope to get their European football hopes back on track.

Cani, Alejandro Arribas and Fede Cartabia are all injury doubts for the visitors, while Albert Lopo may be asked to come into the back four as a result

Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna Match Prediction

Zidane will oversee his side for the first time this Saturday, who have not suffered loss in their past three matches.

Both sides can be relatively displeased with their current form, but given the expected new manager bounce, a Madrid win seems inevitable.

Match Betting Tip: Real Madrid win and both teams to score @2.40 at Bet365

: Posted in La Liga • Date: 06.01.2016