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Malaga vs Alaves Prediction & Betting tips
The already degraded Malaga is busy on her farewell tour. In their penultimate home game, the Andalusians take on Alaves, who managed to play in a miraculous way.
For the last moment, Malaga has been only a matter of season since the final relegation. More than the sporting honor (read: do not become last), Los Boquerones is no longer at stake. In the background one is already busy in the Rosaleda, because since we will not see the Andalusians back in La Liga after the summer, we will have to cut quite a lot in the organization.
Trainer Jose Gonzalez has already announced that he will use the remaining three rounds to give his reserves a little more attention. Second goalkeeper Andres Prieto will be on Sunday afternoon at the expense of Roberto Jimenez between the posts, while players like Esteban Rolon, Keko and Alberto Bueno can also hope for more playing time. In addition, Gonzalez thrown the 4-4-2 system overboard and this weekend he opted for a sort of 5-2-2-1 formation. Well, that’s a bit like mustard after the meal, because at the moment the team is already lost without any reason. The dog-loyal followers are fed up and are increasingly insisting on boarding club owner Abdullah Al Thani. However, the blue-white will still need the cents of this sheik from Qatar to be able to return to the highest level as soon as possible.
Perhaps Malaga should have taken an example to Alaves. The team was stiff at the bottom of this season for some time and seemed to be heading for a return to the Segunda Division, but since the appointment of trainer Abelardo Fernandez on 1 December last year, the Basques is back on track. In the 22 games under his guidance El Glorioso was allowed to add no less than 35 points, a number that you normally participate in in the fight for European football. You will understand that Abelardo no longer works in Vitoria, the home of the blue-whites.
The resurrection of Alaves is mainly due to the solid defense, which has also been able to keep the zero of the last couple of weeks with four clean sheets in the last six matches. The center, consisting of Victor Laguardia and Rodrigo Ely, makes a big impression, but goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco is often in the spotlight this season. Sevilla, among others, would like to take over, but Alaves is willing to take part in the negotiating table for bids from twelve million euros. The only problem is the attack, because apart from Munir El Haddadi (nine goals), Alaves has hardly any scoring ability. John Guidetti is allowed to make his appearance again this weekend due to the suspension of Ruben Sobrino, but the Swede managed to score twice this season in La Liga.
Malaga vs Alaves head to head matches
21.12.17 LL Alaves Malaga 1 : 0
11.03.17 LL Malaga Alaves 1 : 2
16.10.16 LL Alaves Malaga 1 : 1
02.02.08 LL2 Malaga Alaves 1 : 0
02.09.07 LL2 Alaves Malaga 0 : 1