Malaga vs Cordoba
Spain – Copa del Rey 2016/17
Date: Tuesday, 20th December 2016,
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda (Malaga).
Malaga suffered an embarrassing 4-1 heavy defeat from the hands of Sevilla in their Spanish La Liga fixture on the weekend. This put them on a four match winless run starting with the 2-0 defeat at Cordoba in the first leg of this Copa Del Rey fixture. Malaga have a herculean task at hand and they need to win the return leg by a 3 goal margin to qualify for the round of 16. It is advantage Cordoba at kick-off and we will analyse and find out what are the best betting options for this fixture.
Cordoba are a team positioned at the bottom half of the Spanish LaLiga2 table and are only 4 points clear-off the relegation zone. However, they have started turning the tables in recent fixtures and are coming on the back of a 2-1 away win at Oviedo. And it will be surprising to know that they are the third best away side in their league after gathering 14 points from their 10 games so far.
Malaga vs Cordoba: Head-to-head stats
The teams have met only 5 times inside the last 11 years due to Cordoba’s lower league status. Malaga were winners in 3 of them, with 2 of them coming in the matches at home. While Cordoba won the other two, both at their home.
Malaga vs Cordoba: Prediction
Malaga might be on a sloppy form of late, but their performances at home this season has been top notch. They have won in 5 of their last 6 home games and scoring at an average of 2.6 goals per game. Interestingly, they have scored a goal at least in the first half those 6 games. They are capable of scoring heavy at home, but it remains to be seen if it will be enough to overturn the 2 goal deficit from the first leg.
Cordoba are an extremely dangerous counter attacking side and are coming on the back of consecutive away wins. They have scored in each of their last 9 away games, but also conceded in every one of those. So the best option for this match will be to go for both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.
Malaga vs Cordoba: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 7/5 (2.40)
Malaga to win at 6/11 (1.55).