Malaga and Espanyol locks horns on match day 31 of the 2015/2016 Spanish Primiera league season.
Malaga are currently on 3 games unbeaten league, and 2 game winning streak. The Javi Garcia led side have considered as much as they have found the net this season, netting in 29 goal, and licking out 28 goals so far this season.
Espanyol lacks of consistency have palced them 12 on the Spanish league log with 35 points in 30 league games so far. The Periquitos got their first league victory this year after 8 games of shame in a 1-0 victory over Deportivo followed by an away victory over relegation battling Sportin Gijon, but since then their league as inconsistency written all over it.
Espanyol have gathered more points than Malaga looking at both side last five(5) games. Espanyol as 10 points in their last 5 games compared to Malaga 8 in 5 games.
Furthermore, in 10 games Malaga a best Espanyol record with 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeat compared to Espanyol 4 wins, 2 draws, 4 defeats.
Malaga: Team News
Malaga No 1 goal keeper ” Carlos Kameni” is reported to be back in training and could be avaiable for the game on sunday. Chrustian Atsu was also reported to have suffered a minor injury, but he coukd start from the bench still.
Malaga: Predicted Line-Up (4-4-2)
Ochoa – Miguel, Welighton, Albentosa, Rosales – Recio, Camacho, Castro, Juanpi – Cop, Charles.
Espanyol Team News
Espanyol Spanish defender ” Aniatz Arbilla” is reported to be back in training, the 28 year old right back suffered an Achilles tendon injury last year December.
Espanyol: Predicted Line-Up (4-5-1)
Sabata – Enzo, Ruben, Soberon, Lopez – Hernan, Oscar, Gonzalez, Burgui, Ascensio – Moreno
Malaga Vs. Espanyol: Head-To-Head-Stats
Espanyol are unbeaten in 7 league matches against Malaga since their last defeat on March 2012. This includes 5 wins and 2 draws in favour of Espanyol.
Malaga’s home record against Espanyol is also terrible as they lost all of their last three matches.
Malaga Vs. Espanyol: Prediction
Malaga have failed to record a win over Espanyol in their last 7 meetings. However Espanyol inconsistency and looking at their last 5 away games(1W,1D,3L) it will hard for me to say their could continue their stint against this Malaga side.
I have decided to save my face and take any result the clash produces.
Best Bet: Espanyol to win @ 4.26