Valencia vs Malaga Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Valencia vs Malaga Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Valencia were able to preserve their unbeaten tag in the 2017 La Liga campaign, but the club could only manage a 1-1 draw with Levante. Rodrigo provided Valencia a lead after 31 minutes, but they were unable to preserve this lead for much longer after Enis Bardhi equalised with a fine effort 10 minutes later. Malaga fell to a fourth consecutive defeat, as Atletico Madrid were able to get a narrow 1-0 win during the weekend. Antoine Griezmann came up with the only goal in the 61st minute Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Valencia and Malaga have had an even share of the dominance in the recent six meetings between these two clubs. The former has three wins compared to Malaga’s two wins. Yet, I see both teams coming into the game with contrasting fortunes. After having made an unbeaten start to the season, Valencia will be looking to continue the good home record against Malaga. After having lost the opening four matches, Malaga’s confidence has hit a rock bottom. Malaga have lost four out of the last five visits to the Mestalla. I would go with a win for Valencia.

This has traditionally been a high-scoring fixture, and I have seen just one of the last five meetings between these two clubs at the Mestalla with less than 2.5 goals. Even though Valencia have averaged just a goal per game so far, this game is likely to adhere to the recent trend. Hence, I would go with over 2.5 goals.

Valencia win – 8/13

Total goals over 2.5 – 3/4

Valencia saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

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

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

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Valencia Form Guide

Valencia Team Logo

Valencia

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
L A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

PSV Eindhoven Team Logo PSV Eindhoven

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 2)

W H

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Bayer Leverkusen Team Logo Bayer Leverkusen

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

20-08-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

26-08-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

02-09-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

05-09-2018

Club Friendlies

Alcoyano Team Logo Alcoyano

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

15-09-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

19-09-2018

Champions League Grp. H

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Malaga Form Guide

Malaga Team Logo

Malaga

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
L A

13-05-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

L H

19-05-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

16-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

27-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Valladolid Team Logo Real Valladolid

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

18-08-2018

Segunda Division

Lugo Team Logo Lugo

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

24-08-2018

Segunda Division

Alcorcon Team Logo Alcorcon

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

03-09-2018

Segunda Division

Almeria Team Logo Almeria

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

08-09-2018

Segunda Division

Tenerife Team Logo Tenerife

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

11-09-2018

Copa del Rey

Almeria Team Logo Almeria

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

15-09-2018

Segunda Division

Cordoba Team Logo Cordoba

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Valencia Preview

The unbeaten run at the start of the season is a positive element for Valencia, but manager Marcelino will be keen to convert the draws into victories sooner rather than later. Valencia have just one win this season and they have been involved in three consecutive draws already. However, the team has faced the two Madrid teams already this season and have managed to come out unbeaten. After having finished in the bottom half of last season, Valencia will be hoping to qualify for the Europa League places at the very least this season. Simone Zaza and Rodrigo Moreno are the top scorers at Valencia with one goal each.

Valencia Team News

Ruben Vezo (toe) is the only injury concern for Valencia coming into the game.

Malaga Preview

The start to the season has been a disaster for Malaga manager Michel, who is now in serious danger of losing his job just a few weeks into the season. Last season, the club went through three managers and were unable to get the season going until the last few weeks. After having scored just one goal in the first four games of the season, Malaga may be heading down the same road in the 2017-18 campaign. Yet, the club has come in with some decent attacking moves and they have only been unable to apply the finishing touch. Diego Gonzalez has scored the only goal for Malaga this season.

Malaga Team News

Adalberto Maestre (foot) is the only player on the sidelines for Malaga manager Michel.

Valencia 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

Malaga Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

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

Valencia vs Malaga Sidelined Players

Valencia
3 Ruben Vezo Injured
31 Nacho Gil Injured
Malaga
7 Juankar Injured
16 Adalberto Penaranda Injured
26 Youssef En-Nesyri Injured
23 Miguel Torres Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Neto 189 78
4 CD Jeison Murillo 184 70
26 RB Toni Lato 173 -
21 LB Martin Montoya 175 74
5 CD Gabriel Paulista 185 72
16 CM Geoffrey Kondogbia 188 77
18 LM Carlos Soler 183 72
7 RM Goncalo Guedes 179 72
10 CM Daniel Parejo 181 75
9 CF Simone Zaza 186 83
22 CF Santi Mina 177 71
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Roberto 191 94
12 LB Miguel Angel Cifu 174 65
3 CD Diego Gonzalez 184 85
15 RB Federico Ricca 179 71
4 CD Luis Hernandez 182 74
21 RM Jony 179 80
14 CM Jose Recio 183 74
6 CM Zdravko Kuzmanovic 186 79
5 CDM Esteban Rolon 175 70
28 LM Mula 177 64
24 CF Diego Rolan 179 69