Malaga vs Real Betis Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

Referee: Unknown

Kickoff: 20:00 Hrs

Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda

Home

Mon 18 Dec 2017

Away
2 1 3

Finished

3 0 2

This preview has expired...

Malaga vs Real Betis Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Malaga picked up the first win in three games after beating Real Sociedad 2-0 at the Anoeta. Borja Baston came up with a penalty after 23 minutes, while Malaga’s three points were confirmed when Gonzalo Castro scored the second goal of the game in the 58th minute. Real Betis’ woes continued with a 1-0 home defeat against Atletico Madrid. In a game of few chances at both ends, Saul Niguez scored in the 29th minute to provide the decisive breakthrough. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Malaga have been showing decent form at home with two wins in the last six games. Even though Malaga have lost both of their recent home games against Real Betis, this match provides an opportunity to get a first home win over this opponent since 2013. Quique Setien’s team have been going through a poor period with only two draws over the last six games. It is difficult to look beyond Malaga for a victory in such circumstances.

Real Betis have been unable to score in the last three away matches. After their failure to score during the weekend, it is difficult to expect Real Betis scoring in the match. Malaga come on the back of a clean sheet with Levante in the latest game at the La Rosaleda. I would go with a clean sheet for Malaga.

Malaga – 1/1

Malaga clean sheet – 7/4

Malaga saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Real Betis

Real Betis saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Real Betis saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Malaga

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Malaga Form Guide

Malaga Team Logo

Malaga

Won

1

Draw

4

Lost

5
D H

28-11-2017

Copa del Rey

Numancia Team Logo Numancia

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

01-12-2017

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-12-2017

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

18-12-2017

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

21-12-2017

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

04-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Hamburger SV Team Logo Hamburger SV

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

08-01-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

12-01-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

17-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Lausanne Team Logo Lausanne

FT 1 - 1

(HT - )

D A

22-01-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Real Betis Form Guide

Real Betis Team Logo

Real Betis

Won

3

Draw

1

Lost

6
L A

20-11-2017

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

25-11-2017

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

30-11-2017

Copa del Rey

Cadiz Team Logo Cadiz

FT 3 - 5

(HT 2 - 4)

L A

03-12-2017

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

10-12-2017

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

18-12-2017

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

22-12-2017

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

06-01-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 3 - 5

(HT 2 - 2)

W H

15-01-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

21-01-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 0)

Malaga Preview

Malaga have now started picking up results even in the away matches, as the club put up a strong fight against relegation. The Malaga outfit were at the bottom of the table for much of the season, but the trust showed in manager Michel has been repaid to a certain extent with the club making up places over the last few weeks. Malaga have been able to keep in touch with the likes of Deportivo La Coruna, who are just four points ahead. At one point in the season, there was a danger of Malaga being cut off from the rest of the division. Malaga’s home form is proving a decisive factor in this battle against relegation, as the team has lost only once in the last five games at the La Rosaleda. Gonzalo Castro and Diego Rolan are the top scorers at Malaga with three goals each.

Malaga Team News

Juan Carlos (cruciate ligament), Diego Rolan (Achilles tendon), Soler, Adrian Gonzalez (calf), Miguel Torres (calf), and Recio (thigh) are the players unavailable for Malaga.

Real Betis Preview

Real Betis do not seem to be closer to getting a positive result, as the unavailability of Antonio Sanabria starts to hurt the team quite badly. Sanabria has been out with a long-term injury, but he still leads the scoring charts at Real Betis with seven goals. His absence seems to be the key factor behind Real Betis managing only two points from the last six matches. As a result, Real Betis have taken fewer points than any other team in the division. The club has also scored only four goals in this period.

Real Betis Team News

Joel Campbell (knee), Antonio Sanabria (meniscus), Javi Garcia (back), and Andres Guardado (groin) are the players unavailable due to injuries. Luckily, Guardado would have missed the game due to suspension.

Malaga Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Real Betis Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Malaga vs Real Betis Sidelined Players

Malaga
7 Juankar Injured
23 Miguel Torres Injured
Real Betis
9 Antonio Sanabria Injured
12 Joel Campbell Injured
18 Andres Guardado Injured
27 Francis Guerrero Injured

Head to Head
page 1 of 3

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Roberto 191 94
18 LB Roberto Rosales 174 67
4 CD Luis Hernandez 182 74
22 CD Paul Baysse 184 82
3 RB Diego Gonzalez 184 85
8 CM Adrian Gonzalez 184 75
20 LM Keko 172 68
14 CM Jose Recio 183 74
11 RM Gonzalo Castro 176 76
9 CF Borja Baston 191 82
16 CF Adalberto Penaranda 185 78
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Antonio Adan 190 88
23 CD Aissa Mandi 186 78
19 LB Antonio Barragan 186 83
4 CD Zouhair Feddal 191 83
14 RB Riza Durmisi 168 66
5 CDM Jordi Amat 184 78
8 CM Victor Camarasa 183 76
6 CM Fabian 189 70
17 LM Joaquin 179 75
20 RM Cristian Tello Herrera 178 66
7 CF Sergio Leon 178 73