Malaga vs Real Oviedo Prediction & Match Preview

Malaga vs Real Oviedo
Spain – Segunda Division
Date: Monday, 13th May 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda (Málaga).

Both these teams lie just below the last European spot, and since the sixth-placed La Coruna is taking on the fifth-placed Cadiz, the winner of this tie, will get into the playoff mix, and have some leverage to stay there too.

Malaga trails by a single point, and with five more match-days to go, the objective is quite attainable, but their recent form has been terrible, and it raises a lot of questions. Oviedo, meanwhile, is unbeaten in their last five league ties, and from the looks of it, seems deserving to get into the top-six.

The team will have to overcome the away handicap for sure, but against the misfiring Malaga, they sure do have hope.

Malaga vs Real Oviedo Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last Malaga won against this team was in 1999.
  • Oviedo scored two or more goals in every encounter since 2000, bar one.
  • Malaga failed to score in the last meeting.
  • Oviedo recorded two or more goals in every clash at this venue after 2000.

Malaga vs Real Oviedo Prediction

Malaga was winless in 12 of their last 15 games, and in their last seven at home. The team just scored a total of three goals from their last six home ties, whereas Oviedo was unbeaten in 16 of their last 19 matches, and won their last two on the road.

Going on, Oviedo kept clean sheets in their last two away ties. Importantly, they scored two or more goals in every h2h tie except one in the last 20 years. At this venue, they have never failed to keep that stat up in the 21st century.

Finally, Malaga has never won against this team after 2000. And now, at this crucial point in the season, they really do not expect to put on a strong showing against this top-performing Real side.

Expect Oviedo to put in a solid display, taking them nearer to the playoff mix.

Malaga vs Real Oviedo Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Real Oviedo or Draw @ 1.83 (5/6)
  • Real Oviedo to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.60 (3/5).