Malaga vs Espanyol Odds – Sunday 3rd April 2016 – 15:00- Sky Sports 5
Malaga are at 17/20 with the draw available at odds of 5/2 and Espanyol are at 100/30
Betting tips and match preview | La Liga Primera
Malaga welcome Espanyol to the Estadio La Rosaleda in a huge match in the quest for a top ten position in La Liga.
The hosts Malaga find themselves well placed in La Liga in 8th position but they do find themselves eight points off nearest placed Athletic Bilbao who are in seventh. The divide between the sides in the top seven and the sides in the remaining thirteen places is huge, Malaga are only 11 points off the relegation places and when you consider the gap between themselves and Bilbao that is an incredible stat.
They come into this fixture in an excellent run of form, they have won the last two successive matches, the last a 1-0 win against Real Betis. Their last defeat came at the start of March against Valencia but that has been their only blemish in their last six matches and they come into this match full of confidence.
They have won 10 matches out of 30 this season and will be looking to complete their 11th victory overall and their 7th at La Rosaleda. Their record against Espanyol is good with 13 wins, 4 draws and 12 losses in their 29 fixtures.
Espanyol Still In The Relegation Mix
The visitors Espanyol come into this match in 13th position in La Liga and they find themselves 4 points behind their hosts Malaga coming into this match, which again emphasises just how tight the middle of La Liga is.
They are in a great run of form and have won four of their last six matches, with their last win coming against Athletic Bilbao in a 2-1 victory in their last match in La Liga. If they were to continue their recent form they would comfortably avoid relegation and would be in the mix for a top ten position, a run of wins could have a dramatic effect on their placing.
A win could see Espanyol move into the top ten in La Liga above Real Sociedad, Las Palmas and Deportivo which again demonstrates the dramatic effect of a win.
Espanyol have also won 10 of their 30 matches this season and they will be looking to make it 11 wins and their fourth away from home in La Liga this season. They will also be looking to make it win number 13 against Malaga in 30 matches played.
Malaga have won two, lost one and drawn three of their last six fixtures. Espanyol head into this fixture with a record of four wins, one draw and one loss in their last six matches.
Both teams are 10/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Malaga are Charles at 7/2 with Ikechukwu Uche, Duje Cop and Roque Santa Cruz at 5/1. For Espanyol Felipe Caicedo is at 6/1 with Gerard Moreno at 7/1.
The last time these two sides met Espanyol won 2-0 and the odds of the same result are 22/1.
Malaga vs Espanyol Betting Tips
Tip 1 – Cop to score first @ 5/1
Tip 2 – Malaga to win 2-1 @ 15/2