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Betting Preview: Deportivo La Coruna v Barcelona: Back only the Catalans giants to score

13:48 BST 28/04/2018
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Three points is all that is needed for the Catalans to bag their seventh league crown in the last 10 seasons which shouldn’t be a difficult task

Struggling Deportivo La Coruna hosts soon-to-be-crowned Primera Division champions Barcelona at the Riazor on Sunday night.

Just four games are left to wrap up the season but the Branquiazuis find themselves at the wrong end of the table in 18th place, nine points from safety.

Time is running out for them to beat the drop but coming up against the runaway leaders makes it a difficult task for them and why they are underdogs at (12.00) with Bet365.

The Blaugrana are fresh from lifting their 30th Copa Del Rey title after trashing Sevilla 5-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano last Saturday. Victory in Galicia at odds of () would see Ernesto Valverde’s men crowned league champions for the 25th time in their history.

They shouldn’t have problems against struggling Depor which tells why they are priced at (1.25) with the same betting firm to win.

Clarence Seedorf’s charges getting a draw from this game would be remarkable. While it’s not expected to happen, football has a lot of twists so it’s (6.00) for the stalemate.

Deportivo have only won one of their last 15 La Liga games against Barcelona and suffered their heaviest defeat in top-flight history against them. The Catalans thus look good to win to nil at (2.40).

Barca have gone 33 games unbeaten this term which is a league record. Odds of (1.062) support the feat remaining firm.

They’ve won their last 20 top-flight games on the road, scoring in each of them while keeping a clean sheet in 10 matches. Bookies offer odds of (2.40) for only the Blaugrana to score in this game which in turn means they’ll keep a clean sheet available at (2.37).

Lionel Messi has scored 17 goals in 16 games against Depor and is tipped to score first at the Riazor at (3.00) and (1.33) anytime.

Luis Suarez also has a good record against the Galicians having had a hand in 12 goals (eight goals, four assists) in just four appearances. Bet365 quotes the Uruguayan at (1.44) to score anytime.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.