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Espanyol vs Malaga Prediction & Betting tips
In fact, there is nothing at stake on Sunday afternoon when Espanyol receives a visit from Malaga in its own RCDE Stadium. After all, both teams already know where they stand. Are there still interesting bets?
The current fifteenth place is of course not what Espanyol had in mind prior to this season, but the Catalans are well on their way to close this year with a lifted head. Since former head coach Quique Sanchez Flores was exchanged for interim manager David Gallego, things are getting better. Since then, the team with two victories and a draw is undefeated, with the surprise 0-2 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Wanda Metropolitano last week as a preliminary blow to the cake.
It remains to be seen, however, whether the Gallego effect will continue in the remaining two rounds. The coach will no longer be on the bank on behalf of Espanyol. Despite the good results, he does not get employment. In addition, he was sent to the stands last week in Madrid, which also gave him a suspension. Gallego can no longer coach his team from the sideline. Apart from Gallego, club top scorer Gerard Moreno (fifteen goals) is also working on his last weeks at the RCDE Stadium, as subtopper Villarreal is reportedly prepared to put the lump sum of twenty million euros on the table this summer. In the current transfer market, that is indeed a bargain for an attacker who alone is responsible for almost half of the total goal-line production of his club. It is plausible that the number seven of Espanyol this weekend his score total even further, because with four goals scored in his career, Malaga is his favorite opponent.
For Malaga the proverbial poison cup is almost empty. The Andalusians did not bake anything during the entire season, so it soon became clear that they would not be able to escape the stranglehold of the degradation ghost. Trainer Michel, despite the disappointing results, remained in the Rosaleda for a relatively long time, but also under interim manager Jose Gonzalez there is hardly any improvement at Los Boquerones. The current selection consists mainly of passers-by, who themselves also know that they will find shelter with another club next season. The result is an unmotivated mess with her thoughts already in the summer holidays.
Jose Gonzalez already knows that he has to make way again next season, as this week it became clear that Malaga is negotiating with Lucas Alcaraz, who recently stepped up with second division Almeria. There is also little motivation for him to make something of it. In addition, last week in the home match against Alaves, which was lost at 0-3, he was heavily booed by his own supporters. Also former FC Twente-right back Roberto Rosales, who had the captain’s armband in the absence of Recio and Miguel Torres, got the wind from his own supporters. No, you do not have to be in Rosaleda for fun.
Espanyol vs Malaga head to head matches
08.01.18 LL Malaga Espanyol 0 : 1
04.02.17 LL Malaga Espanyol 0 : 1
26.08.16 LL Espanyol Malaga 2 : 2
03.04.16 LL Malaga Espanyol 1 : 1
21.11.15 LL Espanyol Malaga 2 : 0