Barcelona vs Malaga
Spanish La Liga 2016/17
Date: Saturday, 19th November 2016,
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona.
The Catalan giants Barcelona will welcome Malaga to Camp Nou on Saturday afternoon, as they hope for a chance to overthrow Real Madrid in the top spot of the La Liga table.
Barcelona have an easier fixture this weekend compared to other top table teams. The two Madrid teams will be playing each other, while Villarreal will be facing Athletic Bilbao. Barcelona went into the break with a 1-2 away over Sevilla, with Messi and Suarez on the score sheet. A win in this game will put them ahead of Real Madrid if they lose the Madrid derby.
On the other hand, Malaga went back to winning just before the break, they defeated Sporting Gijon 3-2 at home. They have been on a good form in the recent weeks, except for the Atletico Madrid loss. Being that Barcelona have shown some weakness to smaller teams at home this season, getting a win in this game is realisable task for Malaga if they keep focus and guard their defense properly.
Barcelona vs Malaga: Head to Head Statistics
Barcelona have a good record against Malaga in their previous 32 meetings. They have won 23 games, drawn 6 games and lost 3 games to Malaga.
At Camp Nou, Barcelona have won 13 games against Malaga, but 2 of Malaga’s 3 wins have come at Camp Nou.
The Blaugrana have lost just once to Malaga in their last 23 games against each other irrespective of the playing ground.
Barcelona vs Malaga: Prediction
Having the top spot in mind, Barcelona need nothing less than a win in this game. They are the better team and also will be playing in front of their home fans. Though they will be missing Luis Suarez to suspension, Iniesta and Vidal to Injury. Messi and Neymar will leave their nation rivalries behind them and focus on getting Barcelona to the top.
We are expecting a win from the Catalan club and also high inflow of goals.
Barcelona vs Malaga: Betting Tips
Barcelona to win and both teams to score at 2.80.