Deportivo La Coruna welcomed Real Madrid at the start of the new season in Primera División. The duel is this evening at 23:15 at Estadio Monsipal de Riasor stadium.
This will undoubtedly be a tough match for the hosts. Deportivo are facing the best team in the world, starting the new season with two trophies. Real won the Super Cup of Europe and the Super Cup of Spain, with a significant victory over Manchester United and Barcelona. Deportivo broke up in the summer with one of his main players, Pabo Insua, who switched to Schalke. Ola John continued his career at Benfica and Alessandro Bergantinos was hired by Sporting Gijon. Super Depoor attracted Brazilian Guerreme for 4.5m euros from Udinese, Hufffran from Watford with free transfer and Fabien Schher from Hoffenheim. Deportivo scored eight goals in its last four home games last season, two of which against Real Madrid and they will hope to cut the opponent's goal again.
Real Madrid arrives in the excellent mood of "Riasor", after taking down all the possible trophies at the beginning of the season. "Los Blanccos" will aim to continue their win over Derportivo. The guests will be without Cristiano Ronaldo, who is punished. Real scored six goals in its last visit to Deportivo in April, but now only Karim Benzema is in the assault. However, the shape of the young Marco Asencio is impressive, so he is a good choice for a top scorer for the upcoming match.
Deportivo won only 25% of its home games in 2017. Real scored two or more goals in their last four games as they won three trophies in the process. We expect Zinedine Zidane to start strong season in Primera and win with at least two goals difference this match.
Prediction: Real Madrid -1.5 Asian Handicap
Odds: 1.94 at Bet365