Malaga vs Real Sociedad Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda

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Malaga vs Real Sociedad Match Prediction

By Charlotte Louise Bushell

Malaga’s winless run in the league stretched to four matches following a 3-1 loss against Celta de Vigo. New boss Marcelo Romero was unable to start with a positive result, as goals from Iago Aspas, Daniel Wass, and Fonte ensured their slide down the table. Real Sociedad also come on the back of a heavy loss, but against title-chasing Sevilla. Wissam Ben Yedder scored a hat-trick, and Pablo Sarabia chipped in with a goal to ensure a massive 4-0 home loss for Eusebio’s team.

 

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Malaga Preview

Malaga have one of the worst defensive records of the teams outside the relegation zone, and it is surprising considering that they have been the only team to keep a clean sheet against Barcelona this season. Malaga would be 17th in the table purely based on away form, as the team is yet to win on the road this season. The form at La Rosaleda has been their saviour with the team picking up all of their five league wins at this ground. The primary task for new boss Marcelo Romero will be to stop the slide down the table and secure a first win in all competitions since November. 

 

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Real Sociedad Preview

Real Sociedad’s amazing form during October and November have been a major factor in their push for a top-six place. However, a run of just two wins since December is threatening to push the club down the table. Heavy defeats in the last five games mean that Real Sociedad have one of the poorest defensive records amongst teams in the top 10. Only Celta de Vigo (32) have conceded more goals than Real Sociedad (25) in the top half of the table. Willian Jose is the club’s top scorer by a considerable margin with nine.

 

Total goals more than 2.5 - 1/1 here

Malaga Team News

Miguel Torres (thigh) and Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Achilles' tendon) are the players unavailable for Romero’s team. Federico Ricca (muscle) and Sandro (shoulder) are doubtful for the game. Youssef En-Nesyri is away on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.

 

Real Sociedad Team News

Carlos Martinez (cruciate ligament) and Mikel González (thigh) are the injury worries for Real Sociedad, while Carlos Vela and Raul Navas are doubtful.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

New boss Romero will be glad to return to home comforts, as Malaga are unbeaten in the last six home matches. In fact, they have suffered just one loss in eight home matches so far. Real Sociedad may not fear this formidable home record, as they have won three out of the last five away games. Real Sociedad possess one of the better away records this season. Their last six trips to La Rosaleda have yielded three wins. This time around, though, I expect Malaga’s home form to help them secure a draw.

Four out of five games involving Malaga have witnessed more than 2.5 goals, while Real Sociedad have seen a similar occurrence in three of their last five league matches. I would expect both teams to be involved in a high scoring encounter once again.

Draw – 23/10

Total goals more than 2.5 – 1/1

 

Malaga scored over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Real Sociedad scored over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.3

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

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
L A

15-04-2017

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-04-2017

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

25-04-2017

Primera Division

Granada Team Logo Granada

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-05-2017

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

07-05-2017

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

14-05-2017

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

21-05-2017

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

14-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

23-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Hertha Berlin Team Logo Hertha Berlin

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

23-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Duisburg Team Logo Duisburg

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Real Sociedad Form Guide

Real Sociedad Team Logo

Real Sociedad

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
L A

15-04-2017

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

W H

23-04-2017

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

26-04-2017

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

29-04-2017

Primera Division

Granada Team Logo Granada

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

05-05-2017

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

14-05-2017

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

21-05-2017

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

15-07-2017

Club Friendlies

CD Elgoibar Team Logo CD Elgoibar

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

18-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Bordeaux Team Logo Bordeaux

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

22-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Saint-Etienne Team Logo Saint-Etienne

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Malaga Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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 Sociedad Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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

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