Malaga vs Alaves
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 11th March 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda.
Can Malaga see an end to their dismal run of three consecutive defeats in Primera Division?
They won’t have an easy task at all because they host one of the strongest defensive teams of the competition Deportivo Alaves in the Matchday No 27 on Saturday afternoon.
Staying safe will require a serious turnaround in form for Malaga who are only seven points above the line after the poor series of results.
The main responsible according to the chairman was Marcelo Romero who has been sacked just two days ago, after the away loss to Athletic Club at San Mames.
The new boss is Jose Michel who is about to make a debut this Saturday at La Rosaleda, where Malaga have four defeats in last five matches.
Deportivo Alaves disappointed their fans with an away loss to Granada at Nuevo Los Carmenes last Wednesday.
The team led by Mauricio Pellegrino managed to bounce back with a home draw against Sevilla on Monday evening.
Malaga vs Alaves: Head to head
Interestingly, none of the previous five head to head encounters between the two teams offered three or more goals. This gives a huge value to the Under 2.5 goals bet at 8/13 odds.
Malaga have been the more successful side historically winning eight matches with Alaves who have no more than four.
The rivals shared a point playing a 1-1 draw from the first meeting in this term of Primera at Mendizorroza.
Malaga vs Alaves: Prediction
The visitors will play their game, park the bus and wait the opportunity from the counter attacks. We don’t expect to enjoy the game in particular and why not say that the goalless draw might be an expected scenario.
Malaga vs Alaves: Betting Tips
The first pick is Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.65 with Unibet
Brave punters can chase the goalless draw at sky-high 7/1 odds with Bet365.