Malaga vs Valencia
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 22nd April 2017
Kick-off at 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda, Malaga.
After beating Barcelona two weeks ago, Malaga were beaten by La Coruna in the previous round as Mosquera and Joselu scored for Deportivo.
The guests have finally found their form and they will be looking to prolong their unbeaten streak since they settled for a goalless stalemate with Sevilla in the previous round.
Malaga are in the 15th position with 33 points. With 11 points clear from the last three, the hosts are visibly lacking motivation in 2017.
The hosts registered seven wins, two draws, and six defeats at Estadio La Rosaleda. In the last five home games, they were beaten on three occasions while managing to snatch the full prize twice. In Malaga’s last five games in La Liga, there were under 2.5 goals scored.
The team from Mestalla is in the similar position. They occupy the mid-table position with no possibility of suffering the relegation or reaching UEFA competition.
However, they significantly improved their form and the team spirit. In the last four games, they added 10 points through three victories and the recent draw. The guests prefer an offensive approach, especially in visits – in their last four away games, three or more goals were netted.
Malaga vs Valencia: Head-to-head
The reverse at Estadio de Mestalla in December saw the late equalizer, when Malaga’s Fornals scored in the 93rd minute, setting the final score to 2-2. In the last five matches between the two sides at La Rosaleda, the hosts won three times while Valencia won the latest clash.
Malaga vs Valencia: Prediction
A low-tempo match is expected in Malaga since the teams have nothing to play for and both teams were injury-prone throughout the season. However, the guests are looking slightly firmer at the moment, so they might add another victory to their solid run.