Soccer Picks Real Madrid vs. Deportivo: Los Blancos Looking to Bounce Back this Weekend

Steven Suarez

Thursday, February 12, 2015 8:07 PM GMT

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 8:07 PM GMT

How will Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest of Real Madrid react after a very disappointing lost to Atletico? Come see if we see any edge in the soccer odds for the team's encounter with Deportivo.

Odds Overview
Yes, as you'd expect, Real Madrid is a humungous soccer odds-on favorite for this match. Los Blancos will be at home and can't be happy at all with their most recent showing.

So how bad is the damage exactly? The range is all over the place, but Real Madrid is right around -1000 to get the outright win, which obviously offers little value for the taking if you like Los Blancos. You're going to have to get creative with your sports picks if you want to back Ronaldo and friends in this spot.

 

Real Madrid
We've analyzed Real Madrid quite a few times this season, and when we've started our team previews, we've often started out with mentions of their recent matches and how dominant they were. However, it's a little different this time around. Los Blancos just got thumped 4-0 by their arch-rivals, Atletico Madrid, and it's a loss that could end up having huge implications in La Liga.

A six-match unbeaten run came to a crashing halt against the Mattress Makers, and it wasn't even really close. When's the last time you saw Real Madrid lose 4-0 to anyone? It's been a while. Still, in the grand scheme of things, Los Blancos are doing just fine -- they're still atop the league standings, but they only have a one-point edge over Barcelona now.

That means each and every league match going forward is of the utmost importance. Real Madrid just got a wakeup call from their fiercest rivals, so we don't anticipate them coming out flat in this match, knowing what another bad result could do. You have to think Los Blancos will be able to bounce back, as they've won nine of 10 matches at home this season, with 33 goals scored and seven goals against.

 

Deportivo
Right now we find Deportivo in 11th place in La Liga, a good showing overall. They've picked up 24 points through 22 matches and have stayed in the middle of the pack despite a very poor -14 goal differential. 

After failing to register a single point over a three-match stretch, Deportivo has recovered to win consecutive matches. First they beat Rayo Vallecano 2-1 before then topping Eibar 2-0 at home. Those six points could be crucial, considering Deportivo has some tough league matches on the horizon - they'll also take on Sevilla and Valencia here in the near future.

A lack of scoring punch has plagued this team throughout the season. They don't have anyone on their squad who has scored more than three league goals this term, and that's just not going to cut it when they come up against the best teams in La Liga, like they will this weekend. We have a hard time seeing Deportivo being able to keep up with the machine that is Real Madrid at home.

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Poor Deportivo.
We see no way in which this match will be close. Not only is Real Madrid the vastly more talented team, they'll be at home and they'll also be itching to right their wrongs from that loss to Atletico. All signs are pointing to a big win for the home side.

An upset Real team is a dangerous one and we think the hosts will have little trouble sweeping aside Deportivo here. With your soccer picks, consider backing Los Blancos to win by at least two (maybe even three) goals in order to maximize the value you get in return. Form is temporary, but class is permanent.

Best of luck, and enjoy the match!

La Liga Pick: Real Madrid 3 Deportivo 0

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