Betting tips for Atletico Madrid v Malaga: Predicted line-ups & essential facts and stats
- Updated: May 11, 2014
Atletico Madrid: Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda J. Giménez, Filipe Luis, Tiago, Sosa; Koke, Raul Garcia; David Villa, Diego.
Defender Godin will be sidelined due to suspension, while striker Diego Costa is a doubt due to thigh injury.
Malaga: Caballero; Angeleri, Flavio , Wellington, Antunes; Camacho, Darder; Samuel , Duda; Portilo, Santa Cruz.
El Hamdaoui, Sergio Sánchez and Tissone will all miss out due to injuries.
101GG Betting Preview:
Atletico host Malaga on Sunday knowing that a victory combined with a loss of points at the Barcelona fixture will translate into the first La Liga championship since 1996.
Should both Barca and Atletico win, the final showdown will be postponed to the last round, when they face each other directly at the Camp Nou.
The Rojiblancos will look to recover from last week’s defeat to Levante, which saw Diego Simeone’s men suffer their first loss in 11 games.
Malaga, on the other hand, is only 5 points clear of relegation, and will look to bag a win to ensure their top flight safety.
Simeone may have to manage without his star striker Diego Costa, as the Spanish international is trying to recover from a thigh injury.
101GG Prediction: Atletico Madrid 2 – Malaga 0
Some essential facts to help with online betting:
Atletico won the reverse fixture 1-0 in January and have lost just one of their last seven meetings with Malaga.
Atletico and Malaga have met 21 times previously in which Atletico Madrid have managed 11 wins and 4 draws, Malaga have only had won in 6 meetings.
Atletico’s 0:2 loss to Levante last week cut off a series of 11 unbeaten games in La Liga.