Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

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Los Blancos have been thoroughly unconvincing in recent weeks and they are in desperate need of three points

Real Madrid return to La Liga action when they host Deportivo La Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday afternoon.

Zinedine Zidane's side are currently fifth in the division, slipping behind Villarreal, but they have two games in hand and will be desperate to secure maximum points.

They are enduring a difficult patch currently and have been thoroughly unconvincing in all of their outings since the turn of the year.

A last-minute Marcos Asensio goal was needed for a win in the last outing against Leganes and they will be hoping to put in a strong performance in front of home fans.

Game Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna
Date Sunday, January 21
Time 15:15 GMT / 10:15 ET
Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial)

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


In the United States (US),  the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

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US TV channel Online stream
BeIN Sports  fuboTV

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Sky Sports Mix or, alternatively, it can be streamed live online using Sky Go.

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports Mix Sky Go

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Real Madrid players
Goalkeepers Navas, Casilla, Moha
Defenders Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Theo
Midfielders Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Asensio, Isco, Kovacic
Forwards Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale, L. Vasquez, Mayoral

Zidane has chosen a 19-man panel for the game and is boosted by the availability of Karim Benzema, who will hope to lead the attack with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

Sergio Ramos remains out of action due to injury, but the Spain international should be available soon.

Potential Real Madrid starting XI: Navas; Carvajal, Nacho, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Ronaldo, Asensio, Benzema.

Position Deportivo La Coruna players
Goalkeepers Pantilimon, Ruben
Defenders Juanfran, Navarro, One, Schar, Luisinho, Valentin
Midfielders Mosquera, Colak, Gil, Exposito, Borges, Guilherme, Bakkali, Valle
Forwards Lucas, Adrian, Adone

Deportivo have announced a 19-man squad for the trip to the Bernabeu and they will be without Federico Cartabia, who is injured.

Defenders Raul Albentosa and Sidnei are also out, while Federico Valverde is ineligible to face his parent club.

Potential Deportivo starting XI: Ruben; Luisinho, Juanfran, Schar, Navarro; Mosquera, Borges, Guilherme, Adran, Perez; Andone.


BETTING & MATCH ODDS


Karim Benzema Real Madrid

Real Madrid are heavy favourites to win, with dabblebet pricing them at 1/9, while Deportivo La Coruna are 18/1 bets. A draw at the Bernabeu is available at 9/1.

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GAME PREVIEW


Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid

Real Madrid's form in 2018 has been far from acceptable and Zidane must rectify that soon if he is to remain at the helm of the capital club.

A last-minute Asensio goal spared his side's blushes as they narrowly defeated Leganes in the Copa del Rey during the week, ensuring an end to a winless streak that had stretched to three games.

"I'm just thinking positively. Never will I throw the towel in," said the French coach ahead of the game against Deportivo. 

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"I'll be fighting as I always do because that's what I've been taught to do. I'll never give in, which is just what this club's values are all about."

However, as they prepare to face the struggling Galicians at home, failure to get all three points would not only be embarrassing for Los Blancos, but it could well prove to be the final straw for Zidane.

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