Barcelona vs Malaga: Preview and Predictions

Barcelona vs Malaga
Primera Division
Date: 21st October 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).

Malaga sit at the very foot of the Primera Division standings with a single point from eight opening fixtures.

They are highly unlikely to escape the rock bottom this weekend when they travel to Catalunya to tackle the current leaders Barcelona at Camp Nou in the last game of the day on Saturday.

Barcelona

The Catalans dropped their first points in the campaign last time out when they were held by Atletico Madrid to a 1-1 draw at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

Ernesto Valverde could have been happy with his team’s display against a strong opposition as Luis Suarez could have easily brought three points from the capital had he converted one of multiple chances in front of Oblak’s goal.

Barca returned back to the winning ways right away on Wednesday when they eased past Greek champions Olympaicos Piraeus even though Verard Pique was sent off just before the break at only narrow 1-0 lead for Blaugrana (ended 3-1).

Malaga

Boquerones had high expectations from the last weekend’s home fixture with Leganes after picking up their first point of the campaign in the previous home outing with Athletic Bilbao (3-3).

However, Michel’s ambitions suffered a massive blow as Malaga once again failed to find the back of the net (like in six other matches) to lose 0-2 and stay at the bottom of the standings.

Barcelona vs Malaga: Head to head

Barcelona will have a special motive to pick up the victory here since they’ve only taken a single point from last term’s meetings with Malaga.

Boquerones’ defensive line has always been tough for Barca to break down as the Catalans scored no more than three goals in last six clashes with Malaga.

Barcelona vs Malaga: Prediction

This match could turn things around for Barca when it comes to their poor stats in the most recent history of head to head encounters with Malaga.

A clean sheet win for the hosts should not come in question and you can back it at the odds of 1.66 here.

Barcelona vs Malaga: Bets

The first betting pick is Barcelona to win to nil at the odds of 1.66.

You can also take Barcelona -1.5 handicap in the first half at 2.10.

All Odds courtesy of 888Sport

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