Malaga vs Alaves
Malaga host Alaves in a match with no importance for both clubs.
Malaga are relegated together with Las Palmas and Deportivo and they are playing only for their pride. Maybe some of their best players will leave the club after the end of the season. The results were much worse than the club expected in the start of the season and their last place in the table is absolutely deserved. Their opponents from Alaves are at 14th position, but if they win for example in this match, they will be only 7 points from the 7th seeded Sevilla which is the last place for EL, so you see that most of the clubs in the middle of the table are so close as points. Alaves first target was to stay in La Liga for the next season and they achieved it, so they will also play for their pride till the end of the season. EL places are too far away for such amount of future matches till the end of the season.
First match between them was won by Alaves 1:0 at home and it won't be huge surprise if we see another win for them. They also won the match against Malaga last year as visitors(1:2), when Malaga were in much better form. I think under 2.5 goals is also a good choice here, because both clubs have a lot of problems with injured and suspended players and their motivation won't be so high.
Out for Malaga are Gonzalo Castro, Federrco Ricca, Penaranda, Recio and Juan Carlos Perez, while Kuzmanovic and Miguel Torres are doubtful, while the visitors will miss the suspended players Ruben Sobrino and Alfonso Pedraza, together with Vigaray, Ruben Duarte and Alvaro Medran who are also out for this match.
Alaves won their last two away games against Eibar(1:0) and Las Palmas (4:0), so I will trust them here to win again. They have John Guidetti and Munir el Haddadi as strikers and they can surprise every defense in La Liga, what to talk about Malaga.. I also like their GK a lot- Fernando Pacheco, maybe because he's a former Real Madrid player. I think Alaves win with clean sheet is very possible outcome here or Alaves+ under 2.5 goals. I have to say that at first I was thinking to give a pick here under 2.5 goals+ draw, so 0:0 or 1:1, but then I saw these are the clubs with the least draws in La Liga- Malaga have 5, while Alaves only 2..that makes me think there will be a winner in this match and closer to the victory in my eyes are the visitors. Most of the Sunday's opening matches have winners, so that I'm going with Alaves here.
Malaga vs Alaves prediction
|Alaves||Pinnacle||3.30||8||0-3 WON (+18.4 units)|