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Malaga vs Real Madrid Betting Tips and Predictions

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      Malaga vs Real Madrid Predictions

      Los Blancos picked up a great result in midweek, winning 2-0 at Roma to put one foot in the last eight of the Champions League. They have won 6 of their 7 games under Zinedine Zidane and remain unbeaten under the Frenchman. However they still trail Barcelona by 7 points in La Liga and can’t really afford any slip-ups here against a much-improved Malaga side.

      The side from the Costa del Sol have stepped up a gear in recent months and look at worst a solid mid-table side and if they can keep their form going, could even make a late charge for the European places. They’ve taken 19 points from their last 10 league games but have lost 3 of their last 5, all of which were narrow defeats against Barcelona, Sevilla and Villarreal.

      Reason for Betting Tips

      You can back Real Madrid to win at 8/11 here and it is rare they are as long as that to win a league game against a side other than Barcelona or Atletico. Malaga might be playing well but they’ve still tended to fall just short when they’ve come up against the top sides and Real Madrid are playing with real confidence and belief right now and the Zidane honeymoon could well continue for a little while longer. Their win in Rome put to bed the suggestion that their good form under the Frenchman was down to easy fixtures and they should have enough to negotiate this although it is likely to be a tight game.

      Recent Form

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      Malaga: LWWLLD

      Real Madrid: WWWWDW

      Head-to-Head

      Malaga have only beaten Los Blancos once since the turn of the century and had lost 5 in a row prior to a 0-0 draw at the Bernabeu earlier this season.

      Statistics

      Both teams have scored in 64% of Real Madrid’s La Liga away games this year. Malaga concede on average just 0.64 goals per home game so Los Blancos will have to work hard for their openings here.

      Team News

      Malaga: Christian Atsu, Juan Carlos and Gonzalo Castro are all absent for the hosts.

      Real Madrid: Still without Pepe and Gareth Bale while the impressive Raphael Varane is suspended.

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