Malaga vs Sociedad Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Sunday, Malaga will host Real Sociedad in a game of round 34. A mid-placed team will face one of the worst sides in the Spanish La Liga so it will be interesting to see how comes up on top from this clash.
Malaga hold the last spot in the league with only seventeen points and a negative goal difference of -31. So far in the season, they have won four, drawn five, and lost twenty-four games. Currently, they are on a three-game losing streak with their most recent loss being to Levante. The final result was undetermined until the final minutes of the match. Three minutes into the second half stoppage time Boateng scored, followed by an assist from Lukic, thus setting the final result and proving all three points for his side.
Real Sociedad are placed eleventh in the league with forty-three points from twelve wins, seven draws, and fourteen losses. In the previous weeks, they have played some of their best football this season and are undefeated for the past four games. After the draw to Eibar, they went on to win the next three games. In the previous round, they managed to triumph over Atletico Madrid. The final result of that outing was 3-0. Willian Jose scored a goal in the first half, and in the second Juanmi added two goals of his own.
When it comes to the previous meetings between these two teams, Malaga have been the better one. Out of the previous five matches that they’ve played, Malaga have won two, Sociedad one, and the remaining meetings ended as draws. At Malaga’s home ground, surprisingly, Real Sociedad have had better results. From the previous five games that they’ve played there, Malaga has three defeats, a win, and a draw.
Malaga have many missing players for the match against Real Sociedad. Juan Carlos Pérez, Adalberto Peñaranda, Juanpi and Federico Ricca are injured and they will not play on this match. Another one player who can't play is Samu García. Recio 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 Sociedad have several missing players for this game. Carlos Martínez, Xabi Prieto and Miguel Ángel Moyá are injured and they will not play on this match. Imanol Agirretxe is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play.
Possible starting lineups
Malaga: Jimenez; Torres, Hernandez, Miquel, Rosales; Castro, Gonzalez, Lacen, Lestienne; Ideye, Rolan
Sociedad: Rulli; Odriozola, Llorente, Moreno, Rodrigues; Illarramendi, Zurutuza; Januzaj, Canales, Oyarzabal; Jose
Malaga vs Sociedad Prediction
We expect one tough game with lots of midfield duels and fouls and this game is going to be a true football fight for the points. Both sides will play very cautious because one goal can decide a winner. Malaga are not in a good form and they have lost 10 of their last 12 matches in Primera. They have lost with a 1 goal margin in their last 3 matches. On the other side Real Sociedad like to play strong and aggressive football in defending and it will be their main objective for the match. Real Sociedad have kept a clean sheet in their last 4 La Liga matches. They are in a good run with three wins in a row and all players are eager to win another one game.
So our prediction and betting tips for the match Malaga vs Sociedad Prediction: Sociedad to win. We don't expect to see lots of scoring chances here and our second betting pick for the match is X/2. Maybe correct score will be 0-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.