Malaga vs Villarreal Prediction and Preview – 23/09/15
Spanish La Liga preview – Malaga vs Villarreal prediction
The hosts will still not be able include Ignacio Camacho and Roque Santa Cruz, both sidelined till at least another match day. Flavio Ferreira is still out and Nordin Amrabat is suffering from an ankle problem. Duje Cop and Charles should start up top for the hosts while Weligton is expected to start at the heart of the defence.
Cedric Bakumbu is doubtful for the visitors while there is a cloud of uncertainty over Roberto Soldado too. Samuel Garcia and Samu Castillejo are both in contention for a start against their former club. Marcelino may not be inclined to change the back four considering they had a good outing last time out.
Malaga: 4-4-2 formation: Kameni; Boka, Weligton, Albentosa, Rosales; Carlos, Recio, Tissone, Horta; Cop, Charles
Villarreal: 4-4-2 formation: Areola; Costa, Ruiz, Bailly, Mario; Castillejo, Trigueros, Bruno, Nahuel; Baptistao, Soldado
- Malaga have been drawing at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 7 home matches in La Liga
- Malaga have failed to score in their last 4 matches in La Liga
- Villarreal have won their last 3 matches in La Liga
- Malaga have failed to win their last 7 home matches in La Liga
- Villarreal have scored at least 3 goals in their last 3 matches in La Liga
- There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Malaga’s last 4 games in La Liga
Malaga are yet to win a single match in this campaign. They are also the only team yet to score a goal this season. Their first home fixtures of the La Liga ended in goal less stale-mates with Sevilla and Eibar. The hosts will be eager to break the duck but the sight of ‘Yellow submarine’ is difficult to navigate.
Villarreal are in super form with three consecutive wins. Their last round saw them romp home in style – a 3-1 victory over Athletic club. Leo Baptistao netted a goal coming off the bench and should be ready for first team action.
Malaga are looking for their first win and their wait may extend for another match day. Villarreal are eager to substantiate their position in the top half. The visitors could win by at least one goal margin.
Villarreal draw or win at 4/9 – Click here to be bet with Bet365
Under 2.5 goals at 8/13 – Click here to be bet with Bet365
Baptistao to score anytime at 13/5 – Click here to be bet with Bet365
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