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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 35 Goals 49 (100)
(29) 17 Assists 25 (69)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 7 (7)
34.2 Average Age 31.9
180.3 Average Height (cm) 184.8
(0.9) 1.2 Shots pg 1.4 (1.3)
(47%) 47% Aerial Duel Success 61% (58%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.7)
(1.8) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.6 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Laure Out 6.88
Manuel Pablo Out 6.96
Zé Castro Doubtful 6.65
Player Reason Status Rating
Iker Casillas Out 6.58
Sergio Ramos Out 7.45

Team News

  • Bottom club Deportivo are now eight points from safety following Sevilla's comfortable win over a week ago.
  • Portuguese centre-back Zé Castro had to withdraw from training on Wednesday, so Carlos Marchena will probably partner Kaká in the heart of defence, while youngster Aythami Artiles is available after returning from a hamstring injury.
  • Manuel Pablo remains absent after his straight red at the end of the Granada game earlier in the month.
  • Goals from debutant Álvaro Morata and Sergio Ramos gave Real Madrid the win over Rayo Vallecano at the Santiago Bernabéu.
  • Two yellow cards in 42 seconds for Sergio Ramos and José Mourinho was forced to sacrifice Morata when down to ten men, meaning both scorers were off the pitch after only half an hour.
  • Gonzalo Higuaín is back from suspension, but Mourinho is unhappy with him and Karim Benzema, accusing them privately of being over-weight. Álvaro Arbeloa will return.


  • Time is running out for Deportivo. Madrid don't travel well and have other priorities, but a surprise is unlikely to be on the cards.
  • With one eye on Tuesday's second leg of the Copa del Rey against Barcelona, Madrid are likely to field an understrength midfield three.
  • The Champions should have too much firepower for a Deportivo side that are beginning to accept their fate.
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