La Liga Match Previews: Match Week 35 (Part 2)

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Updated: April 23, 2014
Malaga

Getafe vs. Malaga

Match Date:  26 April 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Coliseum Alfonso Perez

(Featured image: Malaga | Source: sportskeeda.com)

 

Getafe will not have Gavilan, Moya, and Lafita in the line-up for health and disciplinary reasons. Malaga will also see two of their players—Sanchez and Tissone—in the benches following injuries. These leave the sides equal on some regards, although they are quite apart in the league rankings.

 

Malaga have fully recovered from their dismal displays in the tournament’s earlier rounds, having showed commendable resilience in the latter parts of the league. The current top half contenders were successful in four of their six latest matches which make them among the least inconsistent sides for the past few months. Getafe are quite the opposite; the club remain winless in three attempts after they incurred losses from Elche and Atletico Madrid as well a goalless stalemate with Levante.

 

Online betting tip: Although this match might trigger plenty of cards, it is Malaga who will ultimately take control of the scoring.

 

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Real Madrid vs. Osasuna

Match Date: 26 April  2014 (local)

Match Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

 

Real Madrid’s linchpin Cristiano Ronaldo is out of the lineup due to knee injury, which might sound a major blow for the title chasers. He is joined in the benches by Arbeloa, Khedira, and Rodriguez who cannot also attend in the side’s next battles because of health issues. Despite these men’s absence, however, Los Blancos have remained focused on clinching the top spot. The current third placers have had their last two matches very successful (against Almeria in La Liga 4-0 and Barca in Copa del Rey 1-2) although they fell off the cliff when they battled out against Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the Champions League. Thanks to away goals, they made it through the semi-finals and are now slated to fight against the defending champions Bayern Munich.

 

Osasuna rank among the league’s most inconsistent yet very resilient clubs. They are currently three spots above the drop zone and are running four straight weeks without a defeat (but three of these were draws). The side’s strong abilities in the air is their biggest edge against other squads but their volatility in other skills—particularly in finishing scoring chances and defending against the opposition’s key players—will pose serious challenges.

 

Football betting tip: Real Madrid will control the scoring on both halves.