Villarreal vs Malaga Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Villarreal vs Malaga Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

Villarreal lost ground on the top four places after a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid during the weekend. Angel Correa came up with the opening goal in the 61st minute after both teams had plenty of opportunities, while a late goal from Carlos Bacca provided something for the away team. The Yellow Submarines moved one step closer towards qualification to the knockout stages of the Europa League after a 2-0 win over Slavia Praha. Malaga picked up the first victory of the season after beating Celta de Vigo 2-1 at home. Adrian scored on the cusp of half-time, but Iago Aspas was able to equalise for Celta de Vigo. A late penalty from Recio finally provided relief for Malaga. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Villarreal are winless in the last two games against Malaga, but they are up against the strugglers in the La Liga 2017-18 campaign. Even though Malaga were able to get a first win of the season, the team has been losing at half-time and full-time in three out of the last five away matches. Villarreal have been in a winning position during this period only once in the last five home games. Even then, I would bet on a Villarreal win at half-time and full-time. Cedric Bakambu has been able to come up with the first goal in two out of the five home matches for Villarreal this season. Bakambu is also the top scorer at the club with eight goals. I would bet on Bakambu to score anytime in the game.

Villarreal win at half-time and full-time – 13/10

Cedric Bakambu to score anytime – 6/5

Villarreal 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 Villarreal

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Villarreal Form Guide

Villarreal Team Logo

Villarreal

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
L A

03-12-2017

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

07-12-2017

Europa League Grp. A

Maccabi Tel Aviv Team Logo Maccabi Tel Aviv

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

10-12-2017

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-12-2017

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

23-12-2017

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

04-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

07-01-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

13-01-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-01-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Malaga Form Guide

Malaga Team Logo

Malaga

Won

1

Draw

3

Lost

6
L A

25-11-2017

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

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 - )

Villarreal Preview

Villarreal have been quite inconsistent in the results over the last few weeks, as the club has only managed to win the last five games. The Yellow Submarines, though, have been quite decent in terms of the La Liga results, as they have lost only once in the last five. Despite managing only five wins in 10 league matches, Villarreal have been able to remain in contention for a top four place. The club are only three points behind the two Madrid clubs, and it is down to the opponents dropping points. Cedric Bakambu is the leading scorer at the club with eight goals already.

Villarreal Team News

Ruben Semedo (thigh), Leonardo Suarez (cruciate ligament), Jaume Costa (groin), Andres Fernandez (cruciate ligament), and Samu Castillejo (thigh) are the players unavailable for Villarreal.

Malaga Preview

Malaga finally breathe a sigh of relief after getting the first win of the season. For long periods of the last few weeks, it became a desperate situation for manager Michel and his team. There have been some half decent performances from Malaga over the last few weeks, but the loss against Numancia in the Copa del Rey was a major low point. Yet, the club have now recovered to pick up the first win of the season. Malaga have a chance to build on this victory with the team at home in three out of the next four games in all competitions.

Malaga Team News

Zdravko Kuzmanovic (calf), Miguel Torres (thigh), Cenk Gonen (finger), Diego Gonzalez (knee), and Diego Rolan (hamstring) are the players unavailable for Malaga.

Villarreal Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

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

Malaga Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

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

Villarreal vs Malaga Sidelined Players

Villarreal
13 Andres Fernandez Injured
35 Leonardo Suarez Injured
4 Ruben Semedo Injured
10 Samuel Castillejo Injured
1 Sergio Asenjo Injured
3 Alvaro Gonzalez Suspended
14 Manuel Trigueros Suspended
Malaga
6 Zdravko Kuzmanovic Injured
23 Miguel Torres Injured
15 Federico Ricca Injured
24 Diego Rolan Injured
13 Cenk Gonen Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Mariano Damian Barbosa 188 79
2 LB Mario Gaspar 182 74
23 CD Daniele Bonera 183 84
6 CD Victor Ruiz 184 78
11 RB Jaume Costa 172 62
8 CM Pablo Fornals 178 67
16 CM Rodrigo Hernandez 190 88
20 LM Roberto Soriano 181 76
33 RM Chuca 182 74
9 CF Carlos Bacca 181 77
17 CF Cedric Bakambu 183 74
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Roberto 191 94
18 LB Roberto Rosales 174 67
7 RB Juankar 179 72
22 CD Paul Baysse 184 82
4 CD Luis Hernandez 182 74
8 CDM Adrian Gonzalez 184 75
14 CDM Jose Recio 183 74
20 CM Keko 172 68
10 CM Juanpi 171 65
11 CM Gonzalo Castro 176 76
16 CF Adalberto Penaranda 185 78