Real Madrid face Deportivo at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, Jan. 20. Here’s all the info you need to watch.
There might not be a more disappointing team in Europe than Real Madrid. The two-time defending Champions League winners are fourth in La Liga, 19 points behind Barcelona. On Saturday, Real Madrid host Deportivo at the Santiago Bernabeu. Deportivo are fighting for survival this season. The A Coruña side are 18th in La Liga with 16 points two points out of the safety zone.
Madrid lost their last game 1-0 to Villareal. The loss moved Villareal within one point of Real for the final Champions League qualification spot. Over their last three games, Madrid have picked up only one point, putting pressure on manager Zinédine Zidane for the first time in his tenure. Cristiano Ronaldo has struggled this season, scoring only four goals in La Liga. However, Ronaldo is rumored to be upset with his contract and is considering leaving Madrid. Gareth Bale has also been linked with a move away from Madrid after another injury prone disappointing season. The Welsh star has scored only four goals this season.
Deportivo lost 2-1 to Valencia in their last game, bringing their winless streak to four games. The club has picked up only one point in their last four games, putting them in a fight for survival. While Deportivo have been able to score, they have been awful at defending. Only last-place Las Palmas have allowed more goals this season. Against a high-powered Madrid attack, Deportivo will likely be forced for most of the game.
The La Liga match between Real Madrid and Deportivo will be broadcast live on beIN Sports. Live streaming is available on beIN Sports Connect, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscriptions, either online or through their app.
In the first game of the season, Real Madrid defeated Deportivo 3-0.