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Real Madrid vs. Deportivo: Team News, Match Preview

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Leganes v Real Madrid - Spanish Copa del Rey Photo by fotopress/Getty Images

We may get the return of Sergio Ramos to the starting lineup after being out for a bit with a calf problem. The attacking trio up top should return for Real Madrid in an important La Liga matchup. All three of the BBC were rested against Leganes and should be good to all start.

The bottom line with this matchup is that Deportivo are near the bottom of the table and without a true attacking threat that should scare Madrid. They’ve only scored 11 goals so far in the league and will have to hope Real Madrid aren’t focused on the defensive side.

The good sign for Real Madrid is that they’ve won 13 of the last 14 games against Deportivo in La Liga competition. Things are looking good for a positive result, which Real Madrid need being down eight points from third place Valencia.

Projected starting XI:

Real Madrid: Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modrić, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

Date: 1/21/2018

Time: 16:15 CET, 10:15am EST, 07:15 am Pacific.

Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), BeIN La Liga (Spain).

Available Streaming: BeIN Sports (USA),Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a summer discount for new members and Managing Madrid readers).

Prediction: Real Madrid 2 - 0 Deportivo La Coruña.