Malaga vs Atletico Madrid

La Liga, Spain

A hapless Malaga will have a mountain of a task to cut out when they host a formidable Atletico Madrid this Saturday. Having lost 1-0 to Las Palmas in their last game, Malaga’s hopes of defying relegation are all but over. Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, would look to keep up with leaders Barcelona as they remain to be the only side possible of challenging for the top spot.

 

Match Details:

When: February 10th, 04:15 PM Local Time

Where: La Rosaleda, Malaga

 

Malaga Team News:

  • Chory Castro returns from a ban for the home side and will have to compete with Isaac Success for a start on the left wing.
  • Brown Ideye is expected to lead the line once again alongside Adrian, with Borja Baston also fit if needed.
  • Recio was substituted last weekend with an injury problem, with new signing Mehdi Lacen ready to replace him if required.

Form (Recent first): L D D L L L

Last Result: (H) Las Palmas 1-0 Malaga

 

Probable XI and Subs:

Roberto; Ricca, Miquel, Hernandez, Rosales; Samu, Bueno, Iturra, Keko; Adrian and Ideye

Subs: Lacen, Bueno, Isaac, Juanpi, and Prieto

 

Squad:

GK: Roberto, Prieto, and Gönen

Defenders: Hernandez, Gonzalez, Miquel, Juankar, Ricca, Rosales, and Torres

Midfielders: Iturra, Rolon, Lacen, Recio, A. Gonzalez, Kuzmanović, Añor, and Bueno

Forwards: Success, Lestienne, Keko, Garcia, D. Rolan, Chory Castro, Ideye, En-Nesyr, Peñaranda, and Borja Bastón

Key Players: Zdravko Kuzmanović and Ideye

 

Atletico Madrid Team News:

  • Diego Godin is out with a dental problem after having a tooth punched out against Valencia last weekend.
  • Stefan Savic is also sidelined with a hamstring problem, which will mean that Lucas Hernandez and Jose Gimenez feature at centre-back.
  • Filipe Luis should be fit to start at left-back once again after spending a few weeks on the sidelines.

Form (Recent first): W W L D L W

Last Result: (H) Atletico Madrid 1-0 Valencia

 

Probable XI and Subs:

Oblak; Godin, Hernandez, Gimenez; Saul, Koke, Gabi, Vitolo; Correa, Griezmann; Gameiro.

Subs: Moya, Gabi, Torres, Juanfran, and Carrasco

 

Squad:

GK: Oblak, Werner, and Moya

Defenders: Godin, Gimenez, Savic, Hernandez, Filipe Luis, Vrsaljko, and Juanfran

Midfielders: Thomas, Koke, Gabi, and Ñíguez

Forwards: Diego Costa, Fernando Torres, Carrasco, Griezmann, Vitolo, Correa, Gaitán, and Gameiro

Key Players

Greizmann and Oblak

 

Match Prediction:

An upset is least likely to be on cards as Atletico have managed to stay consistent in the league this season. After defeating rivals Valencia in their last game, their confidence is further boosted. Malaga on the other hand have no positive going into the game with their stay in the Spanish top flight stares at an end. The final scoreline we expect will read 2-0 in favour of the visitors Atletico Madrid.

 

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