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Real Madrid will play host to Deportivo la Coruna at Santiago Bernabéu stadium and will look to continue to build on recent positive results.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho looks to have his side in winning form after a lackluster start to the season in which they lost back-to-back away matches at Getafe and Sevilla. Real Madrid were finally able to produce a positive away result by beating Rayo Vallecano on Monday night after the fixture's lighting was sabotaged resulting in the match being pushed back one day.
It does seem that Mourinho has refocused is team and encouraged them not to overlook any club that takes the pitch opposite of them.
Real Madrid was able to gain positives results during a 3-2 Champions League win over Manchester City and 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.
Today's fixture involves a Deportivo side who has had a strong start to the season, but stumbled last week when they lost their unbeaten status at home 2-0 to Sevilla.
While experts do predict a victory for Real Madrid, Deportivo has created a balanced squad with players from neighboring Portugal after they returned to the Spanish Primera Division this year.
Two additions that have already made an impact are strikers Nelson Oliveira and Pizzi who both have scored for their side after being picked up by the club over the summer.
Deprotivo has been able to find the net in four of the first five games and should do well against a Real Madrid team who has looked porous conceding in three out of the first five matches, with at least one goal in each match coming as a result of a set piece.
Deprotivo will look to use its height advantage against Madrid's failure to consistently defend against set pieces.
Kick-off for the match is at 1:50 EDT and can be watched online here.