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Málaga VS Atlético


Malaga and Atletico Madrid face off at La Rosaleda on this match of the 31th round of the Spanish La Liga.

Javi Garcia’s squad comes into this match with only 1 win on their last 5 matches. They are currently the 7th placed team on the league with 45 points.

Atletico are 3rd at the moment with 65 points, 2 behind Real Madrid. They come into this match riding a 4 win streak.

The head to head history favours Atletico with 5 wins and 3 draws on their last 10 matches.

Analysis of Málaga

Malaga will have Sanchez and Castillejo back for this match, the last one a very important offensive piece with his excellent ball transport capabilities.

The highlight player on the loss versus Eibar was Tissone. The Argentinean is the responsible for the defensive equilibrium of the team but is also capable or incorporating himself into the offensive manoeuvres.

Coach Garcia will probably adopt his habitual 4-2-3-1 with a low defensive line and a direct style of play up front. Their main goal will be to not give too much space to the irreverent Griezmann.

Probable Starters: Kameni; Rosales, Sánchez, Weligton, Boka; Tissone, Recio, Castillejo, Horta, Juanmi; Guerra.
Coach: Javi Gracia

Confirmed Lineup: C. Kameni, Sergio Sánchez, R. Rosales, Weligton, A. Boka, Samu, Samu Castillejo, Recio, Darder, Juanmi, N. Amrabat.
Coach: Javi Gracia.

Analysis of Atlético Madrid

Atletico will rely on Griezmann to shake up the match. The French striker is excellent at attacking the space and creating opportunities that, coupled with his pace and technique, make him a constant threat to the opposing team.

On the midfield, the 4 piece of Tiago, Gabi, Arda Turam and Koke, provide both the defensive strength and the offensive flair needed to win matches. They will also bring their set pieces to the table as one of their most dangerous weapons.

4-4-2 should be the adopted tactic of Atletico. With close passing football and the organized attacking that they are known for, they will try to dismantle the opponent’s defensive web.

Probable Starters: Oblak; Juanfran, Giménez, Miranda, Gámez; Gabi, Tiago, Arda Turan, Koke; Griezmann, Torres.
Coach: Diego Simeone

Confirmed Lineup: J. Oblak, J. Giménez, Juanfran, João Miranda, Jesús Gámez, A. Turan, Koke, Gabi, Tiago, A. Griezmann, Fernando Torres.
Coach: D. Simeone.

Betting suggestion:

The most likely scenario will be Atletico not losing. We believe that this will be a highly contested match with both teams trying their hardest to win. Ultimately we believe that the sheer quality of Atletico’s players will be enough for them to take the win.
NOTE: Statistical values limited to the matches in our database.

Primera División - 2014/2015

  • 100% 380 / 380 Games

  • Home team wins 45%
  • Draws 23.95%
  • Away team wins 31.05%
  • Over 1.5 73.68%
  • Over 2.5 48.42%
  • Over 3.5 26.58%
  • Goals 1009
  • Goals /match 2.66
  • Goals /match home 1.54
  • Goals /match away 1.12
  • Both teams score 46.84%
  • Goals after 80' 17.15%
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