Espanyol vs Malaga Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
In the first match of the day, Espanyol will host Malaga at the RCDE Stadium. This is a clash between two clubs from the lower part of the table.
Espanyol hold the number fifteen spot in the league with forty-three points from ten wins, thirteen draws, and thirteen losses. Currently, they are on a three-game unbeaten streak with two wins and a draw. Their most recent win came in the previous round when they triumphed over Atletico Madrid by the score of 0-2. The match started out slow and in the first half, not much has happened. The real action started in the second half after an own goal from Savic of Atletico Madrid. After that, the game changed and there was a lot more for the fans to enjoy. Baptistao of Espanyol scored a goal in the seventy-seventh minute of the match, and with it set the final result and provided three points for his team.
Malaga are placed last in the league. They are by far the worst team in the league with only twenty points from the previous thirty-six matches played. So far in the season, they have won five, drawn five, and lost twenty-six games with a negative goal difference of -23. Currently, they are on a two-game losing streak. After the loss to Betis, they went to do the same in the previous round, this time against Alaves. The final result of the game was 0-3. Garcia opened the goal scoring sheet just three minutes into the game. In the second half, Demirovic and Ibai added a goal of their own to make it the final 0-3 for Alaves.
When it comes to the previous matches between these two sides, Espanyol have been the better one. From the previous five clashes played, Espanyol have won three, and the remaining two ended as draws.
Espanyol do not have injured players for this game. Pablo Piatti is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match.
On the other side Malaga have more missing players for this game on Sunday. Adalberto Peñaranda, Federico Ricca, Gonzalo Castro and Miguel Torres are injured and they will not play on this game with Espanyol. Juan Carlos Pérez is another one player who can't play here. Recio and Zdravko Kuzmanovic are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are ready for the match.
Possible starting lineups
Espanyol: Lopez; Vila, Lopez, Hermoso, Lopez; Sanchez, Granero; Baptistao, Darder, Melendo; Moreno
Malaga: Prieto; Miquel, Hernandez, Gonzalez; Rosales, Gonzalez, Lacen, Lestienne; Rolan; Ideye, En-Nesyri
Espanyol vs Malaga Prediction
Another one very good football game to place our bets and win some cash. This is not an important game for any of two teams, but the hosts are absolute favorites to win this game. It is their last home game this season and they will try to score from the first minute. Espanyol are undefeated in their last 11 matches against Malaga in all competitions and they will try to beat them on Sunday. On the other side Malaga play in a poor form this season and we don't expect from them to show a lot. They have failed to win 19 of their last 21 matches and their main objective for the match will be strong playing in defending.
So our prediction and betting tips for the match Espanyol vs Malaga Prediction: Espanyol to win. We expect from Espanyol to win this game, but don't expect to see lots of scoring chances and goals. So our second betting pick for the match is under 2.5 goals. Maybe correct score will be 2-0. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.