Atletico Madrid drew 2-2 in Malaga last weekend, and I feel that lapse
in performance was clearly down to the team looking ahead to their
midweek Champions League match with Real Madrid, which they drew 0-0.
They must now travel to face Deportivo, who are fading at the wrong time
and quickly slipping into the relegation battle. Deportivo are in
danger of going straight back down to the Segunda if they don’t sort
themselves out sharpish. They are 17th but only on goal difference.
Their slump has seen them fail to win any of their last 9 games,
although they have picked up crucial points in their last 2 games with
draws against Cordoba and at Real Sociedad.
Both the form book and the
league table point to an Atletico win, and their recent record against
Depor makes that even more likely. Simeone may rest players ahead of the
clash with Real, but the visitors should still have enough.
Date: 18-4-2015 17:00
Pick: 2 @ 1.83
Category: spain – Primera Division