Probable Lineups


Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(100) 69 Goals 34 (45)
(69) 50 Assists 19 (29)
(7) 7.2 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
37.3 Average Age 39.4
183.5 Average Height (cm) 180.9
(1.3) 1.6 Shots pg 1.1 (0.9)
(58%) 59% Aerial Duel Success 48% (47%)
(0.6) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.6)
(1.7) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Primera Division.

Team News

Real Madrid
  • Real finally recorded their first away win of the season at Rayo Vallecano on Monday night and will now look to continue that momentum on home soil against Depor.
  • Sergio Ramos returned to the heart of the defence after being dropped for the Champions League tie against Manchester City and should partner Pepe, whilst there could be a return for Fabio Coentrao now he has served his four-game ban.
  • Michael Essien and Luka Modric also started in Vallecas but could be replaced by the German duo of Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil. However, Karim Benzema is expected to retain his place ahead of Gonzalo Higuain after scoring for the second consecutive game on Monday.
  • Deportivo meanwhile were also in action on Monday but slipped to their first defeat of the season at home to Sevilla.
  • Riki started in that game despite breaking his nose in the previous match at Granada. He wore a protective mask in that game and is expected to do so again if given the nod ahead of Nelson Oliveira.
  • Jose Luis Oltra may hand a rest to veteran Juan Carlos Valeron given the nature of the game and the fact Depor are not likely to enjoy a great deal of possession.


  • Depor are unbeaten so far on their travels but have yet to face a test like they will on Sunday, and with Real just starting to find their rhythm again they will almost certainly have too much firepower for the newly promoted Galicians to cope with.
  • Benzema in particular looks like he is back to being the player that shone last season and, with such a wealth of options, Jose Mourinho can easily rotate his squad ahead of a return to Champions League action this midweek without weakening the side that starts.

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