Malaga vs Atletico Madrid
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 10 February 2018
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda (Malaga).
Malaga have probably failed to grab the last survival lifeline on Monday when they fell 1-0 to the fellow strugglers Las Palmas in a relegation six-pointer at Estadio de Gran Canaria. The Anchovies are now seven points shy of the safe zone and only a miracle can prevent them from playing Segunda Division football next term.
To make things worse for the new manager Jose Gonzalez, his men are now up against the second-placed Atletico Madrid. One can hardly expect to get the salvation points against the league’s heavyweights, particularly if we know that the Mattressers come into this with an improved confidence after the 1-0 win over Valencia last weekend.
The victory against the top-half opposition has moved Diego Simeone’s side to a nine-point gap ahead of the Bats and Atletico Madrid practically remain the only challengers for Barcelona’s crown. Atleti have been doing well on travels as well where they’ve picked up five wins in last six games conceding no more than once along the way.
Knowing that Malaga have scored just one goal in last seven league games, we just can’t see how the Anchovies could potentially make a threat in the final third on Saturday.
Malaga vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head
The head to head stats also favour Atletico who have won each of last four H2H meetings with Malaga keeping their net untouched in three of these matches along the way.
Nonetheless, the overall H2H tie at Estadio La Rosaleda is all levelled at five wins for each of the sides there.
It was Antoine Griezmann whose goal made the difference when the two teams met each other in this term’s clash at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
Malaga vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
This should honestly be a one-way street for the visitors since the very start of the game and we see the away win as the banker bet at the odds of 1.57.
It will also be the clash between league’s worst attack and the best defense and backing Atletico Madrid to keep a clean sheet is another reasonable option, set at the odds of 1.72.
Malaga vs Atletico Madrid: Bet Tips
Atletico Madrid to win @ 1.57
Atletico Madrid to keep a clean sheet @ 1.72