Málaga and Las Palmas face off later today at La Rosaleda on the match that will close out this 3rd round of the Spanish La Liga.
Both teams come into this match with 2 losses on their record, after 2 matches. I expect this match to be balanced, with both teams trying to get their first points in this competition.
Málaga: Málaga has the home advantage in this encounter, and they’re usually very strong as hosts. Despite their 0-1 loss in the 1st match, against Eibar, the team looked competitive.
Of course, their fans expect a better performance from their team in this second match at home.
Besides that loss, the team has also lost on their last match against Girona, again 1-0 but this time as visitors. The looked competitive once again but this time they struggled a bit more. Their manager still has a lot of work to do in order to find the best formation.
This team doesn’t have any big individual talents, with maybe their midfielder Juanpi being the highlight, so the collective element should be their way to go for this season.
Las Palmas: The visitors haven’t shown the pleasing football they showed last season, being an offensive team.
With the exchange of players in the squad, their performance level has dropped a bit, especially after attacking midfielder Jesé’s departure a couple of days ago, since he was one of the brightest stars for the club last season.
Las Palmas has played twice in this La Liga, and they’ve lost both matches. First, they lost 1-0 away at Valencia and then they got battered 5-1 at home by Atlético Madrid.
Just like this week’s opponents, the team is looking for solutions in order to improve their performance, which is very poor at the moment.
Málaga vs Las Palmas – Betting Tip and Prediction:
It is true that these teams are similar at the moment, since both are coming off some bad results.
However, analysing Malaga’s squad, they have a bit more quality up front, and adding the home advantage, they should have the upper hand going into this match.
There have been 5 matches between these two teams at Málaga, and Las Palmas has never beaten this Málaga side.
Without knowing much more, I’m going with Málaga (Draw No Bet).