The forthcoming match between D. Alavés and Málaga CF is going to be ballistic by their quality as they both hold the consecutive ranks on the points table. D. Alavés is holding the 18th position on the points table while Málaga CF has captured the 19th position in the 20 clubs league table. La Liga is the sixth-highest domestic professional sports league in the world and the fourth-highest of any professional association football league in the world, behind the Bundesliga, the Premier League, and the Indian Super League.
Both the teams would try to bag the crucial three points to save themselves from the relegation zone. Though the Primera Division has not reached halfway, it is better to be free from the danger zone. After losing to Atletico Madrid in the last Spanish La Liga match with 1-0 goal they would try to change their fate against Málaga CF. In the last six clashes between these two teams, Málaga CF has won four times and D. Alavés has won only once and one match ended up in a draw. However, one can expect the home team D. Alavés to have an edge over their fierce rivals Málaga CF in the Mendizorroza stadium.
However, if one would consider going by the league positions of both these team then they would bet it all on the home team because they are statistically better than their rivals as of now and that would boost them to show their dominance on the ground. Both the teams would be playing to win as whoever bags the winning points will surely be one step away from being relegated. The best thing about Spanish football is that you can never be too sure on a particular team as at any moment, the table can be turned.
Tournament – Spanish La Liga 2017
Venue- Mendizorroza stadium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Date and Time- 2:00 AM (IST) on Friday, December 22, 2017
ALA – L, L, W, W, L
MAG – L, D, D, L, L
This is going to be an interesting contest because Deportivo Alaves generally plays in the 4-2-3-1 formation and Malaga CF prefers playing with a 4-4-2 formation. For, the home team this may be the turning point if the number of goals scored and chances created in the league so far is considered. Alaves has scored 12 goals in this season so far but also conceded 25 goals whereas Malaga has scored 13 goals but conceded 30 goals. The lack of extreme star power in both the teams put them in the same category and it would be all on the players of both the teams to snatch the glory for themselves.
Can we expect goals by either team on Friday?
Fernando Pacheco (GK), Ruben Duarte, Guillermo Maripan, Ruano, Martin Aguirregabiria, Manu Garcia, Tomas Pina, Alfonso Pedraza, Burgui, Ibai Gomez, Munir El Haddadi
Roberto Jimenez (GK), Cifu, Luis Hernandez, Paul Baysse, Diego Gonzalez, Gonzalo Castro, Esteban Rolon, Recio, Keko, Diego Rolan, Adalberto Penaranda
Roberto Jimenez (MAG)
Aladberto Penaranda (MAG)
Diego Rolan (MAG)
Fernando Pacheco (ALA)
Ibai Gomez (ALA)
Seeing the last five Spanish La Liga performances of both the teams, it is expected that D. Alaves will come out on top as it is their home match against Malaga CF. It is expected that the visitors would put a great show as they are also riding high on confidence. Our bet is on D. Alaves in this game.
We are providing you the ALA Vs MAG football match preview based on our research and understanding. Please choose your own probable playing 11 as these matches are quite risky to predict who will play and who will not get the chance to play.