Villarreal – Malaga : Preview & Prediction
Villarreal and Malaga meet at Camp El Madrigal in a match of the 11th round of the Primera Division. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 12-02-2017, in a game for the Primera Division that ended in a draw for (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by Bruno (62 ‘) for Villarreal and Charles (14’) for Malaga. In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 6th place with 17 points earned after 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home to Las Palmas by (4-0). In the last match, tied off for Atletico Madrid by (1-1). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a win away with Slavia Prague by (0-2). For the championship, Villarreal have won 10 points in 12 chances, after 3 wins and 1 draw in their last 4 games at their stadium.
In this competition, you have not lost any of the last 4 games in your stadium. In 10 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Villarreal are back in action against their fans for the Spanish Championship and have a chance to win their third straight win in the competition and thus remain undefeated within their dominions. In the last round, the team reached its fourth game followed without losing to draw with Atletico Madrid away from home, showing a good defensive performance, finishing with more possession than the opponent. Based on the numbers of the competition, it is possible to note that the team has been characterized by a good defensive system, which was not leaked in four of the ten matches played so far. One of the strengths of the club is the good possession of the ball, which has one of the seven best averages of the championship. Who is doing good performances with regularity is the defender Ruíz.
The visiting team is currently in 19th place with 4 points, after 1 win, 1 draw and 8 defeats. In the penultimate match, he lost out to Barcelona by (2-0). In the last match, he won at home to Celta de Vigo by (2-1). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 defeats as a visitor, with a total of 6 goals scored and 24 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses, with a total of 20 goals scored and 20 conceded.
For this competition, you have not won any of the last 5 games outside of your stadium. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have always conceded goals in the last 10 games, and their attack needs to improve because they have not been able to achieve in 7 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In their games outside there is a tendency for few goals, since in 31 of the last 51 that disputed there were less of 3 goals. The team has had many difficulties in scoring first. In fact, it only opened the scoring once in the last 10 games for the First Division. In 10 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 9 times and never managed to turn the board.
Málaga are on the pitch for this game a little more relieved after having managed to win their first victory of the Spanish Championship, and hopes to continue the recovery to leave the last positions of the qualifying table. In the last round, after three consecutive defeats – when he did not score any goals – the team did not have a great performance, with only 35% possession and many wrong passes, but nevertheless managed to overcome Celta de Vigo. Both sides have been contributing to the team’s disastrous performance so far: their defense is the third most leaked, and the attack is the third weakest. As a visitor, the club is the only one who has not yet scored and neither has scored any goals away from home. One of the highlights of Malaga is midfielder Adrián González.
Villarreal – Malaga : Betting Tips
Villarreal – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70