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With Depor struggling to keep clean sheets, our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides believes Tito Vilanova's side should have no problem finding the net in each half

Barcelona travel to the north west corner of Spain on Saturday night for a match against a Deportivo side who find themselves in the relegation zone after three straight defeats.

The Galicians had made a positive start on their return to the top flight, but the hat-trick of losses has dented any early season optimism and Jose Luis Oltra's men know once again they face a battle to avoid relegation.

A match versus Barcelona is just the kind of contest Depor could do without given their current form, and Marathonbet price them at 10/1 (11.00) to record a victory, with the Catalans available at 31/100 (1.31)
and the draw offered at 24/5 (5.80).

Last month, Barcelona made a mockery of the notion that they struggle after International breaks by thrashing Getafe 4-1 following the September round of World Cup qualifiers, although a trip to the atmospheric Riazor stadium is arguably a more daunting prospect.

Yet Depor are not the side they once were, and having conceded in six of their last seven matches, Barcelona will fancy their chances of notching a few more goals against the hosts.

Real Madrid hit Depor for five at the Bernabeu three weeks ago, and while Barca may not expect such a convincing win away from home, the price of 4/5 (1.80) for the Catalans to score in both halves against a struggling side who are leaking goals, looks impossible to turn down.

For a value bet, back a goal to be scored in injury time (of either half) available at 22/5 (5.40). Barca have been scoring some extremely late goals, and this bet has paid out in three of their last four matches.

 
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Barcelona to score in each half at 4/5 (1.80) with Marathonbet
Goal scored in injury time at 22/5 (5.40) with Marathonbet

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on radio and TV in London and Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.



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