Atletico Madrid vs Malaga: Preview and Predictions

Atletico Madrid vs Malaga
Primera Division
Date: 16th September 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano

It’s Game Week 4 of Spanish Primera Division and we’re to see a duel between Atletico Madrid and Malaga at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

Atletico Madrid

After three weeks, Atletico Madrid have two draws and one win. With 5 points, they are currently sitting at the 6th place in the league table. In the previous round, they visited Valencia and the match ended as a goal-less draw.

They are coming from another draw. In the opening game of the group stage of UCL, they visited Roma, and the match ended without goals. Diego Simeone’s team was more dangerous side in that clash, but were unable to capitalize on many goal opportunities.

Malaga

Only losses since the beginning of the season for Malaga. Without points, they are sitting at the bottom of the table, only Deportivo Alaves being below them. In the previous round they managed to score their first goal. They hosted Las Palmas and were defeated with a score of 1 – 3. Gonzalez scored the one goal for Malaga, that at least reduced the goal difference.

Atletico Madrid vs Malaga: Head to head

They have had 28 head to head encounters so far, and Atletico Madrid took the win in 15 of them. During the previous season they won both legs with a combined score of 6 – 2 (at home they won with a score of 4 – 2).

Atletico Madrid vs Malaga: Prediction

In this fixture, the hosts are definitely the favourites. They should be able to earn three points from this match without any difficulties. Also, there should be at least three goals in total on the match, even though the last two matches Atletico played were low-scoring affairs.

Atletico Madrid vs Malaga: Bets

HT / FT 1 / 1 @ 1.68 – Betfair

Total goals over 2.5 @ 1.75 – Bet 365