Match Preview: Malaga vs. Rayo Vallecano

Updated: September 4, 2013


Match Date: 15 September 2013 (local time)

Venue: La Rosaleda


With Pellegrini and Isco out of the club, Malaga crumbles easily that even (minnows) Rayo Vallecano can easily thrash them on the pitch.




Malaga holds on to dear life in Primera División. The club that sent tremors on the pitch and threatened every worthy opponent last season is about to join the league’s bottom 3 squad.


To date, the club has not won a single match. It suffered 2 consecutive losses during the season opener and (luckily) forced a draw against Sevilla. Otherwise, it could have been their third loss.


Indeed, the club’s financial problems and the exit of Isco to pursue a career in Real Madrid was a big blow to the Boquerenos. Now that they are up against Rayo Vallecano, it is still, uncertain if they can come up with a sweet victory.


Rayo Vallecano

Despite Atletico Madrid’s 5-goal thrashing, the Vallecanos are still, in a satisfactory form. They started strong in the season when they tromped Elche with 3 goals.


However, the club failed to sustain its momentum and suffered 2 consecutive losses against Atletico Madrid and Levante. Fortunately,  their losing series foresee an impending end. The only thing they need is a swift win against Malaga.


Online betting tip: Rayo Vallecano to win by 2 goals

It does not take a genius to see that Rayo Vallecano has the better form against Malaga. Indeed, the latter’s current performance is heavily affected by the less of Manuel Pellegrini. This is not to compare Bernd Schuster. The two managers are have different views on how they will attack the pitch.


However, the problem lies in the transition of the new coaches. Pellegrini helped the club climb the table rankings, whilst Schuster still, needs to prove himself. Breaking old habits is never accomplished instantly.


Similarly, Isco, who is already making a name in Real Madrid is a great talent that Malaga missed. His scores could have made the Boquerenos supporters shout for glee and joy. Unfortunately, it is the Madridistas that enjoy the jubilation and (celebration).


Malaga could have been an easy favorite, given their performance last season. However, the club’s current set-up hardly describes them as one of the league’s strongest.


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