Spanish league leaders Barcelona need just one more point to clinch the Spanish league title as they travel to relegation-threatened Deportivo at Estadio Municipal de Riazor on Sunday evening. Ernesto Valverde’s side will be favourites against a Galician side who are on the brink of relegation.
Where and when: Estadio Municipal de Riazor – 29 April, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Deportivo vs. Barcelona: Sky Sports, William Hill
Last time: Barcelona ran out 4-0 victors in the corresponding league fixture back in December as Luis Suarez and Paulinho netted two goals apiece. However, Depor ran out shock 2-1 winners in this fixture last season.
Deportivo vs. Barcelona Predictions and Preview
Deportivo are unbeaten in their last four games, picking up eight points, but it does not appear to be enough to save them from the drop.
Clarence Seedorf’s side must win at least three of their remaining four games to stand a chance of finishing above Levante while this clash is the start of a tough run-in.
Barca have a seemingly unassailable 11-point lead, with a game in hand at the top of La Liga – a commanding advantage with just five matches remaining.
Ernesto Valverde’s side have not lost a single league match this season – the only side with such a record across Europe’s top five leagues.
The current La Liga leaders are favourites to win this clash at 1/3, while an unlikely home victory is available at outside odds of 19/2 with the draw priced at 5/1.
A ‘double’ chance on a Depor win or a draw is available at 13/5 while over 3.5 goals in the game is priced attractively at 11/10, with over 4.5 goals at 12/5.
If you fancy the visitors to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 19/20.
One to watch for Deportivo: Adrian Lopez has scored each of Depor’s last four league goals and he is their top La Liga scorer this season with nine strikes to his name. He is priced at 11/4 to score anytime in this fixture.
One to watch for Barcelona: Lionel Messi is the top scorer in La Liga so far this campaign with 29 goals in his 32 outings – with 13 in his last 13 games in all competitions – and he is available at 7/12 to score at any point in this game.
Long shot: Barcelona have the second best defence in the division while Depor have drawn each of their previous matches 0-0. A scoreless draw in this encounter is at 25/1.