Alaves vs Malaga Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Thursday Alaves will host Malaga in a game of round seventeen. This is a clash between two teams from the relegation zone and teams who are considered to be among the worst in the league.
Alaves hold the number eighteen spot in the league standings with twelve points from the first sixteen games. So far in the season they have won four and lost twelve games. In the last round, they faced Atletico de Madrid and lost by the score of 1-0. They put up a heavy resistance and it took seventy-four minutes for Atletico to score. It was Torres who scored and set the final result. Alaves had eleven shots on goal, but none of them were on target.
Malaga are placed nineteenth at the table with eleven accumulated points from thee wins, two draws, and eleven losses. They have a negative goal difference of -17, one of the worst in the league. In the past five weeks, they have had colorful results as they have lost just two, while also winning two and getting a single draw. In the last round, they returned to their usual losing ways and suffered a 0-2 defeat to Betis. Betis managed to score two by the fiftieth minute. The scorers were Leon and Camarasa. Malaga lost all hope of a comeback ten minutes after the final goal when Adrian received a red card. No matter what the outcome of this game will be, Malaga will stay in the relegation zone.
The two sides have a long mutual history and in the recent matches, Malaga were the better team. Out of the last five matches that they’ve played Malaga were victorious three times, one game ended in a draw, and the most recent game goes to Alaves. Malaga have a great record at Alaves' home ground as they have won two of the previous three games there.
Alaves don't have lots of missing players for the match against Malaga. Héctor Hernández and Rodrigo Ely are injured and they will not play on this match. Carlos Vigaray and Rubén Sobrino are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
On the other side Malaga also don't have many missing players for this game. Miguel Torres and Juan Carlos Pérez are injured and they will not play on the match against Alaves. Adrián González and Roberto Rosales are suspended and they are another two players who will not play. All other players are available for the match.
Possible starting lineups
Alaves: Pacheco; Duarte, Maripan, Ruano, Aguirregabiria; Garcia, Pina; Pedraza, Burgui, Gomez; Haddadi
Malaga: Jimenez; Cifu, Hernandez, Baysse, Gonzalez; Keko, Recio, Rolon, Castro; Rolan, Penaranda
Alaves vs Malaga Prediction
We expect one tough football game and a true football fight for the points. Alaves are in good run and they have won three of the last four competitive games. They play in front of their fans and all players will play aggressive from the first minute. But they will play very cautious in defending. On the other side Malaga are not in top form but they have lost just once in last four competitive games. They like to play strong and aggressive in defending but this time their main objective for the match will be to score a goal more. We expect a true battle in midfield with lots of midfield duels and fouls, and probably with lots of yellows.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Alaves vs Malaga Prediction: Both teams to score. On this match both sides have a chance to win all three points and our second betting pick for the match is Both to score in 2nd half time. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.