Malaga vs Real Madrid PREVIEW & PREDICTION 15/04/2018


For various reasons everything points to a game with many scoring chances, and where the attackers are more easily than usual on defenses.

The meringues we already saw that this Wednesday they were unable to maintain the due attention, concentration and defensive intensity against Juventus of Turin.
Although they played nothing less than the ticket for the semis of the Champions League, and that they had “Juve” in front, they committed countless mistakes in the rear that as we obviously can not attribute to lack of quality we should think rather that it was unforgivable confusions.

That calamitous party in defense did not take them to the extension by the dubious penalty whistled to 1 minute of the end that so Cristiano.

If the Real was not able to maintain all the concentration and defensive intensity with what was at stake on Wednesday, it is difficult to think that they do it in this decaffeinated (for Madrid) visit to the bottom where nothing is absolutely at stake for the players. Meringues in the qualifying aspect.

Real Madrid is 15 points behind the leader FC Barcelona with 21 points left to play, with nothing to do in the fight for the title.
On the other hand 15 points also separate Real Madrid, 4th classified, from 5th, Real Betis, which would be the first one that would be out of the Champions League.
To this is added that even from the next season the top 4 finishers of the 4 leagues with the best coefficient go directly to the Champions League.
Therefore, starting this summer, it is exactly the same to finish 4th as 3rd, and not as until now that the 4th of Spain had to play the cumbersome summer preview that disrupted the entire pre-season.

All this makes us think that Zidane proposes a game of much more defensive relaxation than there would be if, for example, they were in a match for the league title with Barcelona or Atleti.

I think the team will choose to go up to the attack with more joy than usual, leaving more spaces behind than is proper at Real Madrid, and leaving the defenses with a certain ease to attack.

On the part of the outstanding Málaga player the 48 goals he has already received in 31 games make it difficult to think that he can make a defensively effective approach that manages a team with such a great arrival as Cristiano’s Real Madrid, Benzema, Bale, Asensio, Kroos , Modric … (77 goals in 31 games and only 2 less than FC Barcelona).

It is true that the poor 19 goals that Málaga has been involved in also make us doubt his ability to take advantage of the defensive facilities provided by the Real in this match.

It does not hurt for the pick Malaga‘s desperate qualifying situation, which with 21 points left to play is 14 of salvation and would have to win everything and wait for a spectacular devacle of others to dream of the miracle.

But hey, for the purposes of the pick the important thing is that ties to whatever is absolutely no use to the locals, that to at least delay a couple of weeks or 3 the mathematical decline has to win yes or yes to Real .

PREDICTION: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50