La Liga Match Preview: Malaga vs. Villarreal

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Updated: April 15, 2014
Villarreal And Malaga

Match Date: 21 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: La Rosaleda

 

Malaga is set to face an inspired Villarreal in a match that could dictate their fate this season.

 

Bernd Schuster expressed his disappointment over his side’s loss to Athletic Bilbao. Malaga was slapped with 3 goals. But not only that, Athletic Bilbao kept a clean sheet against the club.

 

Schuster explained that his squad’s lack of enthusiasm and eagerness cause the humiliating defeat.

 

Malaga has not been living to expectations this season. After qualifying for the European competition, the club is struggling to maintain its momentum. Occupying the 11th spot of the La Liga table, there is a high possibility for the squad to slip further in the table. Its current form is barely impressive too. It has lost and won thrice during its last 6 matches. This is in stark contrast to Villarreal, which was undefeated in 4 of its last 6 encounters.

 

Villarreal just sealed a crucial win against Levante. It propelled them to the 6th spot of the table and most importantly, it opened the opportunities to participate in the Europa League.

 

The current season is indeed, a successful and fruitful one for Marcelino Garcia Toral and his men. What many do not know is that Villarreal is one of the newly-promoted clubs in La Liga. But this did not hamper them from making an impression. The rank itself is already very rewarding. But to play in a bigger arena, is even more satisfying.

 

Apparently, it does not take a genius to understand that in this match, Villarreal has the upper hand. This online betting pick is pegged to win at a decent value of 2.50.

 

Prediction: Villarreal

 

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