After the appointment of Ernesto Valverde head coach of “Barcelona”, many have predicted a “blue-garnet” in this championship failure. As if to confirm this assumption, the Catalan club merged on the eve of the start of the championship of the Super Cup of Spain, losing in both matches Madrid “Real”. However, as it turned out, the worst thoughts of ill-wishers do not come true. Wards Valverde pretty comfortable feel in all the tournaments, which are participating in this season. In the Champions League, “Barcelona” without problems won the group and went to the playoffs from the first place. In the Cup of the King has already passed in 1/8 finals. In the example, too, while there are no special problems.
The “Deportivo” situation is the opposite. The Galician club is gradually rolling to the bottom of the standings, and in case of defeat in this meeting can only complicate its tournament position. At the moment, the wards of Pepe Melia occupy the 17th position, only three points ahead of the outsider zone.
In the last round, “Deportivo” beat the home of “Leganes” 1-0, thus interrupting a series of their four matches without victories. And the meeting with the “foresters” was the only one for the last seven rounds, in which the “blue and white” was not missed. On the road “Deport” does not matter. In six previous away games the team suffered four defeats.