Villarreal vs Malaga Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Sunday one of the best teams will host one of the worst. It is a match between Villarreal and Malaga. The match will be played at the Estadio de la Cerámica.
Villarreal are doing pretty good this season. They are placed sixth at the table with a positive goal difference of +5. They have won five games, lost three, and drawn two games so far in the season. They are on a four-game unbeaten streak, as they have drawn last week after winning three consecutive games. They drew against Atletico de Madrid. The final score was 1-1. Both goals were scored in the second half as Correa scored the first one for Atletico and Bacca managed to equalize in the 81st minute of the game. Villarreal need a win here to secure their place in the top six group.
Malaga are one of the worst teams in the league. They got their first win this season last week when they beat Celta Vigo. Adrian scored in extra time of the first half. Aspas of Celta Vigo equalized mid-second half, but their hope of a comeback didn’t last for long as Recio put Malaga back in lead just seven minutes after that equalizing goal, thus setting the final result of 2-1. Malaga are placed nineteenth at the table and have a negative goal difference of -15. They have just four points in the league, just one more than Alaves.
When it comes to the previous meetings between these two sides, Villarreal are the better side. Malaga have won the last game that they have played, a friendly match this summer. Before that the last time that Malaga managed to beat their today’s rival in a league match was in April 2014. In the meantime, Villarreal have won four games and drawn one.
Villarreal have lots of missing players for the match against Malaga. Andrés Fernández, Sergio Asenjo, Rúben Semedo, Bruno Soriano and Samu Castillejo are injured and they will not play for sure. Álvaro González and Manu Trigueros are suspended and they can't play Today. Jaume Costa is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and all of them are highly motivated to play aggressive from the first minute.
On the other side Malaga also have many missing players for this game. Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Federico Ricca, Diego Rolán and Miguel Torres are injured and they will not play. Diego González is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play.
Possible starting lineups
Villarreal: Barbosa; Marin, Ruiz, Bonera, Gaspar; Guerra, Rodri, Fornals; Soriano; Bacca, Bakambu
Malaga: Jimenez; Rosales, Hernandez, Baysse, Perez; Gonzalez, Recio; Keko, Juanpi, Castro; Penaranda
Villarreal vs Malaga Prediction
We expect one interesting and exciting football game with lots of scoring chances for the both teams. It will be an open and dynamic game and both sides will try to win a goal more. Villarreal like to play offensive football, especially when play in front of their fans. They have scored at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 11 home matches. In the last three home matches they have kept a clean sheet. The Yellow Submarine is in good run at home and they are undefeated in their last 8 home matches. On the other side Malaga have lost their last 5 away matches. They are eager to bounce back with this game and will play offensive from the first minute. It will be a true football fight for the points but the hosts are closer to win all three points here.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Villarreal vs Malaga Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect from both sides to score, but also expect to see more then two goals. Everything is possible here so the best option is to place our bet on goals. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.