Posté le: Dim 15 Avr - 07:02 (2018) Sujet du message: MALAGA VS REAL MADRID: PROBABLE LINEUPS, PREDICTION, TACTICS
sbobet asiaReal Madrid will look to get back to winning ways when they travel to La Rosaleda to take on Malaga on Sunday.
The La Liga title race might essentially be done and dusted, but the race to finish runners-up behind Barcelona is starting to heat up. Real Madrid, who are four points adrift of second-placed Atletico Madrid, will visit La Rosaleda on Sunday, when Malaga can get a step closer to relegation from La Liga.
Malaga’s season has been characterised by endless travails from the word go, as a result of which they have been rooted to the bottom of the league table for several weeks now. In fact, Jose Manuel Gonzalez Lopez’s men have won just one of their last 16 games, and just four all season.
Team News & Tactics Malaga Juan Manuel Gonzalez Lopez has some good news ahead of the visit of Real Madrid. While the Malaga boss will still be without eight first-team players, he will be able to welcome a couple of players back into contention for Sunday’s game.
The likes of Diego Rolan (calf), Juankar (ACL), Recio (knee), Federico Ricca (calf), Zdravko Kuzmanovic (muscle injury), Maxime Lestienne (hamstring) and Chory Castro (thigh) are all on the treatment table, while Luis Hernandez is suspended for one game.
The good news though, is that Juanpi and Alberto Penaranda are fit and available after recovering from their respective hamstring injuries. However, the duo are likely to start on the bench after missing several weeks of action due to their problems.
Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane does not have many pressing injury concerns to deal with ahead of the trip to La Rosaleda. On Sunday, the Real Madrid boss will be without just two first-team players due to fitness problems. sbobet asia
Nacho continues to recover from a thigh injury he sustained last month, and is only likely to be available towards the end of the campaign. Isco is the other absentee for Zidane, with the Spaniard picking up a knock in the Champions League game against Juventus.
Key Stats Malaga have only been on the right side of the result in one of their 33 league meetings against Real Madrid – a 3-2 win at La Rosaleda in December, 2012 (D8 L24).
Los Boquerones have only won one of their last 16 league games (D3 L12), with that victory coming in their last home game (1-0 vs Villarreal).
Real Madrid have only lost two of their last 24 games on the road in La Liga (W18 D4).
Real Madrid have scored in each of their last 19 league games in Andalusia (52 goals, an average of 2.7), their best ever run in the south of Spain.
Zinedine Zidane has never lost in his four meetings against Malaga as a coach (W3 D1). Real Madrid coincidentally clinched La Liga last season by winning this fixture on the last day of the campaign.
Prediction Malaga 0-2 Real Madrid Their bid for the title may be over, but there is still some pride left to be salvaged for Real Madrid, who would hate to finish behind their local rivals Atletico Madrid. Just four points separate the Madrid rivals, and Los Blancos can ill afford another slip up.
A win against Malaga will also help Real Madrid leapfrog Valencia back into third, after Los Che’s loss to Barcelona on Saturday. Malaga, on the other hand, do not pose the kind of quality to trouble the visitors much on the night, and we should see Zinedine Zidane & co. coast to a 2-0 win. sbobet asia