Deportivo slumped to their fourth defeat on the bounce as they were beaten 4-0 at Leganes and so drop down to 17th, just two points from the relegation zone, though they do have a game in hand. Atletico, meanwhile, were undone by a late Messi goal at the Vicente Calderon and so they remain in 4th, now seven points behind Sevilla.
Depor have proven tough to beat at home this term, losing only four of their 10 home games and with none of these defeats by more than one goal. Indeed, they’ve beaten Eibar and Sociedad, while they held Villarreal to a goalless draw and were 2-1 up against Sevilla before going on to lose 3-2. Indeed, they drew this fixture 1-1 last season and we think they can get a result again.
Atleti have won only three of their last eight on the road and two of those victories came against bottom-three sides, whilst they managed only three clean sheets during this run. Their only defeats have come at top-six opponents, but they’ve been held to draws at Alaves, Bilbao and Leganes, so we’re backing the stalemate here.
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