Barcelona are overwhelming 3/10 favourites to continue to build on their superb start to the season after the international break with victory at troubled Deportivo La Coruna.
Deportivo have not won since the opening day of the season, and after three defeats on the bounce are hardly in the right shape to challenge the Catalan maestros.
Barca have left it late to seal wins on the road this season though – which while testament to their undoubted quality results in some bargain bets for Saturday evening’s clash.
In two of their three away matches to date, Barca have been down at half-time yet have emerged winners in all three.
Odds of 20/1 on another incident of the deadly Catalans hustling their way from a half-time deficit to a win are staggeringly good.
333/100 on it being all-square after the first period before Barcelona pull away in the second period is also tempting.
Barca have not hit the ground running at the Riazor in the recent past. At the interval they have been 1-0 up, level at 1-1 and 1-0 down on their last three visits to Deportivo.
La Coruna will be hoping that Leo Messi’s marathon South American international exploits will slow him down on Saturday.
The Argentinian has showed in the past that it takes more than a little jet lag to slow him in his tracks though.
The little superstar fired in another three goals over the international break, and his unstoppable form alone makes a 15/2 bet on a home win or a 9/2 punt on a draw fanciful.