Malaga vs Barcelona Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
In the last clash of this Saturday’s matchup, Malaga will host Barcelona. This is a game between the worst and the best team in the league, so there is bound to be lots of goals and betting chances for all the football fans to enjoy.
Malaga are placed last in La Liga with thirteen points from the first twenty-seven games. So far in the season, they have won three, drawn four, and lost twenty matches with a negative goal difference of -27. Out of the previous five league games, they have five losses and the most recent one was to Leganes. In the first half, not much has happened, and in the second Leganes got two goals. Eraso scored the first one, and Amrabat scored the second.
Barcelona hold the number one spot in La Liga with sixty-nine points from twenty-one wins and six losses. They have one of the best goal differences in the league, a positive +57. Out of the previous five league games, they have three wins and two draws. In the previous round, they faced Atletico Madrid and won by the score of 1-0. That clash was extremely important for them as it could have decided the winner of this season of La Liga. Both sides played patiently and waited for their chances. In the twenty-sixth minute of the game, Leo Messi was tackled just outside the box. He took it upon himself to take the free-kick and luckily for Barca, he managed to score from it. With this win, the Catalonian team have increased the difference between them and the second-placed Atletico and are now eight points above them.
When it comes to the previous meetings between these two sides, Barcelona have been the better one. Out of the last five games that they’ve played, Barca have won three, Malaga one, and the remaining clash ended as a draw.
Malaga have several missing players for the match against Barca. Juan Carlos Pérez and Adalberto Peñaranda are injured and they can't play on Saturday. Adrián González and Recio are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match.
On the other side Barcelona have four missing players for this game. Sergi Samper, Nélson Semedo, Denis Suárez and Andrés Iniesta are injured and they can't play against Malaga. All other players are fully fit and ready for this match.
Possible starting lineups
Malaga: Jimenez; Ricca, Miquel, Hernandez, Rosales; Castro, Iturra, lacen, Rolan; Ideye, En-Nesyri
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Vermaelen, Umtiti, Alba; Paulinho, Busquets, Rakitic, Coutinho; Suarez, Messi
Malaga vs Barcelona Prediction
Another one very good football game to place our bet and increase our betting payouts on Saturday. Barcelona takes on Malaga and they are absolute favorites to win all three points on this hard away game. The hosts are not in fine fettle but they will play aggressive football from the first minute. They have lost their last 6 matches and don't have a real chance to win points against unstoppable Barca. They have played with under 2.5 goals scored in 12 of he last 14 La Primera games. On the other side Barcelona play with some oscillating and have won just three of the last six La Liga matches. But Barca are undefeated in their last 34 matches and they are big favorite to beat last placed La Liga team.
So our prediction and betting tips for the match Malaga vs Barcelona Prediction: Barcelona to win. We expect from Barca to keep a clean sheet and our second betting pick for the match is Barca to win to nil. Maybe correct score will be 0-2. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.