Barcelona travel to the north-west corner of Spain on Saturday night for a match against a Deportivo La Coruna side who find themselves in the relegation zone after three straight defeats.
The Galicians had made a positive start on their return to the top flight, but the hat-trick of losses has dented any early season optimism and Jose Luis Oltra's men know once again they face a battle to avoid the drop.
A match versus Barcelona is just the kind of contest Depor could do without given their current form, and Marathonbet price them at 10/1 (11.00) to record a victory, with the Catalans available at 31/100 (1.31)
and the draw offered at 24/5 (5.80).
Last month, Barcelona made a mockery of the notion that they struggle after international breaks by thrashing Getafe 4-1 following the September round of World Cup qualifiers, although a trip to the atmospheric Riazor stadium is arguably a more daunting prospect.
Yet Depor are not the side they once were, and having conceded in six of their last seven matches Barcelona
will fancy their chances of notching a few more goals against the Galicians.
Real Madrid hit Depor for five at the Bernabeu three weeks ago, and while Barca may not expect such a convincing win away from home, the price of 4/5 (1.80) for the Catalans to score in both halves against a struggling side who are leaking goals, looks impossible to turn down.
For a value bet, back a goal to be scored in injury time (of either half) available at 22/5 (5.40). Barca have been scoring some extremely late goals, and this bet has paid out in three of their last four matches.
|Barcelona to score in each half at 4/5 (1.80) with Marathonbet
||Goal scored in injury time at 22/5 (5.40) with Marathonbet|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on radio and TV in London and Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.