Deportivo la Coruna has only theoretical chances to avoid relegation, but for Celta Vigo even a short winning streak can help them stay in Primera Division one more year. The last placed teams in the Spanish first flight meet tonight in the opening game of Round 28, a match that nobody can afford to lose.
Bet: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: Intertops 2.00
Deportivo won just three games this season and all of the victories were achieved at home, which explains why the bookmakers credit the hosts with the first chance. Not so long ago, the team was competitive in Primera Division and even made some brief appearances in the Champions League and Uefa Cup. Some of the players still remember those days, and this is not necessarily a good thing because it means that very little has changed in their rotation.
The players are aging and many have more than 30 years old, which explains why injuries are frequent and few players are still competitive. Right now La Coruna misses three defenders and the remaining ones are no longer in their prime, which means that Celta Vigo can speculate their weakness. Their away from home record is nothing to shout for, and the fact that they also have three defensive players missing doesn’t help a bit.
Neither team can afford to play it safe, because a scoreless draw wouldn’t help anyone, so they will have to take some chances upfront. Hard as it is to predict the winner, punters don’t need to bother themselves with such decisions, because Intertops presents them with a tempting alternative. The odds for over 2.5 goals to be scored stand at 2.00, and they are worth taking in a match that can go either way.