By FOX Sports Staff
In the past ten encounters between the two sides at Deportivo's home ground, Real have only won once and have regularly struggled to play well in front of the Galician crowd.
Moreover, Deportivo are fighting for their place in the league as they are currently marooned at the bottom and are eight points adrift of safety.
Madrid might be considered by many as being the better side but Pepe outlined that José Luis Oltra's men will definitely be boosted by the fervent support in the stands.
"I think that it [Deportivo's main threat] is the strong support of their fans. They will be very motivated because they are playing against Real Madrid," he told the club website.
"Riki scored a goal against us here but I think their strength is the bond between the players and the Deportivo fans, which is very strong."
The Portuguese's statement was backed by Castilla graduate Alvaro Morata who also believes that Depor's relegation battle will see them be more of a dangerous threat in the closing stages of the season.
"It will be difficult. They are going to give it their all," Morata added.
"Their players want to keep their places in the team with their new manager and get out of the difficult situation that they find themselves in.
"And they have the players to do it."
Following the game, Real have two important away fixtures in the Copa del Rey and the Champions League as they take on Barcelona and Manchester United respectively.