Deportivo sacked coach Gaizka Garitano at the weekend, following their 4-0 thrashing by relegation rivals Leganes, and things need to change quickly.
The hosts, however, have only lost one of their last four league games at Riazor, but haven’t scored during their last two. Nervy times for Depor.
Atletico Madrid come into this one unbeaten in four away La Liga games, but they did recently fire a blank against Alaves on their domestic travels.
Deportivo La Coruna – Raul Albentosa is missing due to suspension for the home side after being shown a straight red card against Leganes.
Joselu is back fit and should feature on the bench, with Florin Andone continuing to lead the line up top. Naija and Bet Alejandro Arribas should come back into the heart of the back four for Deportivo, with Fernando Navarro and Luisinho competing to start at left-back.
Atletico Madrid – Saul Niguez misses out due to suspension for the away side, with Angel Correa expected to slot in on the right-hand side of midfield.
Jan Oblag will continue in goal after making his La Liga return against Barcelona at the weekend, with Stefan Savic expected to be preferred to Jose Gimenez at centre-back.
Juanfran is an injury doubt still, which should see Sime Vrsaljko retain his place at right-back for another match day at least.
Deportivo have lost their last 4 matches in La Liga.
Atletico have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 matches against Deportivo in all competitions.
Atletico are undefeated in their last 11 matches against Deportivo in all competitions.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Deportivo’s last 3 home games (La Liga).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Atletico’s last 3 La Liga games.
How will this Match end?