With no injured or suspended players and playing in front of its fans, Deportivo has no excuse for not winning against the lowly Valladolid. The hosts have already hit rock bottom and anything but a straight victory will probably lead to coach Oltra being sacked.
Match: Deportivo vs Valladolid
Bet: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: Pinnacle 2.03
Now that he finds himself with the back facing the wall, Oltra should finally put away his concerns and field an offensive minded team. Last round he played defensively and only sent one striker upfront, but this didn’t prevent Athletico Madrid from scoring 6 goals against them. By contrast, their previous performance against Betis Sevilla was inspiring, despite the fact that the visitors eventually prevailed by three goals to two. The best player was Riki and he will once again feature in the offense alongside Pizzi.
Deportivo is struggling defensively and the best way of securing points against them is by keeping them under pressure, something that Valladolid with attempt. Manucho Goncalves will once again pair up with Bueno and these players can strike a deadly blow at Estadio Municipal de Riazor. The visitors will start with a 4-4-2 formation but coach Dukic knows how to extract the most from his two strikers.
Not even the most dedicated fans can ignore the fact that Deportivo won just once in the last 16 games, and despite the high odds given by Pinnacle, backing the hosts to win is a risky venture. Much safer and just as rewarding is the Over 2.5 goals bet which can double the investment and can prove a winner well before the final whistle is blown.