On the 5th matchday of La Liga, Valencia will face Málaga at the Estadio de Mestalla.
This is a match between two teams with different starts to this new season, since the hosts haven’t lost yet, remaining unbeaten so far.
As for the visitors, they have lost all 4 league matches played so far. They are on a very bad run of form, which is leaving their fans worried about the club’s situation. Valencia can take advantage of their rival’s situation here.
Playing at home, Valencia is trying to improve their campaign in La Liga, and nothing better than facing a team with zero points and at the bottom of the league table. They are looking better than they were last season, where they finished on a mid-table position, playing low quality football and failing to qualify for the European competitions.
Everything is pointing towards Valencia being able to do much better this season and managing to fight and secure one of those European spots.
Unbeaten, they have already played 4 matches, beating Las Palmas 1-0 at home and drawing the other 3, against Atlético de Madrid, Real Madrid and Levante respectively. They have scored 4 goals and have conceded 3 so far.
Their numbers on the head-to-head record against Málaga at home are very favourable: they have played 16 times and Valencia never lost.
For Málaga these are very hard times. They have lost the 4 matches they have played, against Eibar, Girona, Las Palmas and Atlético de Madrid.
When many believed on their recovery at home on the match against Las Palmas, they lost 1-3 and then they faced the strong Atlético, where they lost 1-0. To make matters worse, they have only scored 1 goal and have conceded 6 so far.
Not only the results but their performances have also been poor, which leads me to believe that the team is fighting to avoid relegation, although it is still a bit too early to tell
Valencia vs Málaga – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Everything is pointing towards Valencia winning this match and the numbers are favourable for them.
The hosts have had a tougher set of matches than their opponent so far and they have still done better, not to mention the superior quality of their squad.
|Valencia to win||