Malaga vs. Valencia Preview: Impending Stalemate Foresees Malaga And Valencia Match

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Updated: January 13, 2014
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With both club coming from disappointing losses, online betting picks, Malaga and Valencia will rather choose to settle for a draw rather than take the loser’s role.

 

Match Date: 17 January 2014 (local time)
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda
Team Form

Malaga

For the second time around, Malaga lost the opportunity to score extra points and improve their rank in Spain’s top-flight league.

 

The club’s top brass, Bernd Schuster cannot help but expressed his disappointment over Malaga’s loss to Levante. He (Schuster) stressed that his squad was unable to convert and capitalize on the scoring opportunities that they encountered along the way. And since it was their second defeat in a row, it cannot be denied that Schuster’s frustrations are readily justified.

 

Prior to the Levante encounter, Malaga has already suffered an upset from Atletico Madrid. A late goal from Koke gave Diego Simeone and his men the edge in the said match.

 

After the Levante defeat, the pressure tends to increase as the club is bound to meet Barcelona soon. Apparently, winning against Valencia can save them from spiraling down the La Liga table.

 

Valencia

Juan Antonio Pizzi shares the same sentiment as that of Schuster. A cloud of disappointment also looms in Valencia’s side when they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Celta Vigo.

 

Valencia’s Daniel Parejo took an early lead for the club when he scored the match’s first goal on the 23rd. However, a determined Charles from Celta Vigo’s camp , fired an equalizer and clinched the winning goal for the club.
Nevertheless, if there is one thing that should make Pizzi happier than Schuster, this is the fact that they are on the 8th spot of the La Liga table. A little bit of consistency is all they need to ensure their survival.

 

Online betting top pick:  A stalemate

Valencia might have a hard time facing their hosts as they have already lost three (3) of their away matches. Along with these three (3), two (2) of them saw Valencia concede at least two (2) goals.

 

On the other hand, Malaga’s past performances have not been very impressive. However, they have a history of dominating Valencia in four (4) of their last six (6) matches.

 

Expect both clubs to engage in a down the wire match and settling for an even steven finish.

 

 

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