The worst team of the 2017/2018 Spanish League season is Atletico Madrid’s vice-leader on Saturday, February 10. For the round of number 23, the club of the capital will face Malaga. The game will be held from 13:15 (Brasília time) at the stadium La Rosaleda in Malaga.
Málaga’s recent performance
The owners of the house are in the last position of the classification. On Monday, February 5, they were beaten by Las Palmas, 1-0, at the rival’s stadium, and with that, regardless of the results of the twenty-third round will not leave the lantern of the tournament.
They added 13 points (three wins, four draws and 15 losses). They are four fewer than Las Palmas, nineteenth placed, and seven disadvantaged in comparison to the Levante, seventeenth placed and first out of the relegation zone.
Not even the games at La Rosaleda are able to give some hope to the Malaga fans to see the team reverse this situation. Of the 30 points played in his stadium, he added just nine (two wins, three draws and 15 losses).
In 2018, he still has not won either at home or away. The latest success came on Dec. 10 when he scored 2-0, away from his dominance at Real Sociedad. Since then, he has played ten matches. There were six defeats and four draws.
For the duel against the Madrid team, coach José Manuel Gonzalez Lopez has four medical doubts. They are in the infirmary defender Miguel Torres (a game in the Spanish Championship 2017/2018, no goal); the socks Juan Carlos (ten games, no goal) and Diego Rolan (11 games, three goals); and striker Adalberto Penaranda (13 matches, no goal).
The current form of Atletico Madrid
Atlético de Madrid seems to be the only club capable of avoiding Barcelona’s title. With a 1-0 victory against Valencia in the competition played on the previous day, they reduced the difference between them from 11 points to nine points as Barça drew 1-1 with Espanyol.
Even so, it is not an easily reversed situation. There are still 16 days to play, but to overcome the powerful team of Catalonia, Atletico has no more room for slips. Especially in circumstances such as that since Saturday, when his rival is the lantern of LaLiga.
The team remains undefeated in their dominions of the season. In 11 games, he won seven games and drew four games. But it showed improvement in these numbers more recently. He has won four of the last five meetings.
To try to improve this series, coach Diego Simeone has four probable losses. Defenders Felipe Luís (12 games in the Spanish 2017/2018 Championship, one goal), Diego Godin (18 matches without a goal) and Stefan Savic (18 matches, without a goal) are handed over to the medical department; and midfielder Nicolas Gaitan (six games, no goal).
History of the matches Málaga and Atlético de Madrid
Atletico Madrid have won their last four matches against Malaga. The most recent was in the first round of the current season of the Spanish Championship. Scored 1 to 0.
Even if he acts far from his dominions, the consistent performance presented by Atletico de Madrid makes the team of the capital is considered the best guess for the confrontation. It has a price of 1.57 in Bet365. Draw returns 3.60. Success of home owners pays 7.50 per real invested. Quotes were in effect at 10:53 AM 8/2/2018.