Our match prediction:
With the Champions League game against Bayer Leverkusen in their legs Barcelona will welcome Deportivo la Coruna in Camp Nou Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Deportivo la Coruna is one of the surprises this season in the Primera Division; in the last seasons the team from Galicia were mostly in the bottom region of the Primera Division, this season Deportivo is placed 6th and is even in the race to finish in a top 4 spot. Barcelona on the other hand is in great form but didn't win one of their last 2 games, against Valencia Barcelona had difficulties getting through the Valencia defense. Manager Luis Enrique will have to keep his team focused for the rest of the season in order to win titles, the season is almost half way and not nearly finished. We predict Barcelona to keep the 3 points at home and beat Deportivo 4-1. Suarez and Neymar didn't play in the Champions League and will be fresh to start against Deportivo la Coruna.
Highligted Player (Luis Suarez):
Luis Suarez is a controversial footballer who plays for La Liga side Barcelona as a striker. The Uruguayan forward moved to Europe in 2006, signing a deal with Groningen. After scoring 10 goals in 27 league appearances for the club in the 2006/2007 Eredivisie campaign, he joined Ajax at the end of the season. The prolific striker scored no less than 81 goals in 110 appearances for Ajax and, as a result, Liverpool chiefs decided to sign him on 31 January 2011. Suarez became the club’s most expensive signing and he was producing thrilling performances with the Anfield outfit between 2011 and 2014. Liverpool were on the verge of winning the 2013/2014 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and they eventually finished the season in second place in the standings. In 2014 Suarez joined Barcelona and he was the top scorer in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign. He won the 2013/2014 Premier League Golden Boot as well and in 2011 he clinched the Copa America trophy with Uruguay.
Highlighted Team (Deportivo La Coruna):
Real Deportivo La Coruna (also known as Depor) is a Spanish football club founded in 1906 and is currently playing in the Primera Division. The Galician club hosts it’s home games in Estadio Municipal de Riazor in A Coruna. The stadium holds a capacity for 35 000 football fans. The club clolors are Blue and White. The biggest rival of the club from A Coruna is Celta de Vigo which is a football club from the same region. The Manuel Pablo incident in 2001 shows how big the rivalry is between both Galician teams.In the last years Deportivo la Coruna is playing in different divisions in Spain. In 1974/75 the club played in the Tercera Division. Since 1992 the club had it’s glory times with winning the league title in 2000. The Copa del Rey in 1995 and 2002. And the semi finals of the Champions League in 2004.Important players in the history of Deportivo La Coruna are: Makaay, Mauro Silva, Rivaldo and Bebeto.