Real Madrid vs Malaga
La Liga 2016/17
21st January, 15:15 pm BST
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
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Real Madrid Team News & Preview
Real Madrid host Malaga in La Liga this weekend and Los Blancos will be looking to bounce back from their poor run of form.
Zinedine Zidane’s men have failed to win their last three matches in all competitions and have lost their last two against Sevilla and Celta Vigo. At one point it seemed like Real Madrid were running away with the title, but the race is wide open now and Los Blancos cannot afford any more slip-ups.
Los Blancos have been imperious at Santiago Bernabeu and are unbeaten in their last 14 home La Liga games. They will need to maintain that form against Malaga in order to stay ahead of their challengers.
Bale, Rodriguez, Carvajal and Pepe are all expected to miss out for today’s clash.
Predicted Real Madrid Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Navas; Danilo, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Casemiro; Ronaldo, Benzema, Vazquez
Malaga Team News & Preview
Malaga are going through a crisis right now and lost their last four games in a row.
Defensively the away side have been atrocious and have conceded three or more goals in three of their last four defeats.
Real Madrid have a very good record against Malaga and the away side will have a massive challenge in front of them when they visit Santiago Bernabeu.
Welligton, Dias, Kuzmanovic, Ricca, Torres, Llorente, Kone, Keko and En-Nesyri are all ruled out.
Predicted Malaga Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): Kameni; Rosales, Munoz, Villanueva, Juankar; Camacho, Recio; Santos, Fornals, Castro; Penaranda
Real Madrid vs Malaga Key Stats
Real Madrid have won 19 of their last 22 home matches in La Liga.
Real Madrid have scored at least 2 goals in 19 of their last 22 home matches in La Liga.
Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 16 home matches against Malaga in all competitions.
Malaga have failed to win their last 12 away matches in La Liga.
Malaga have conceded at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches in La Liga.
Real Madrid vs Malaga Betting Tips
Real Madrid have an excellent record against Malaga at home. Bet on Los Blancos to win this week.
Real Madrid have been scoring freely this season and Malaga have been poor at the back. Over 2.5 goals seem likely.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer for Real Madrid with 12 goals in 13 league games. Bet on him to score anytime against Malaga.
Real Madrid vs Malaga Prediction
Malaga are badly out of their depth here and will be up against a motivated Real Madrid team.
The home side will be desperate for a win after their recent performances and this should be a routine victory for them.
Despite the absence of Carvajal, James, Bale and Pepe, Malaga will struggle to contain Real Madrid at Bernabeu.
Real Madrid 3-0 Malaga
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