Malaga Chases Elusive Europa League Spot as Getafe Comes to Town

Published February 5, 2016 by Florin P

Malaga Chases Elusive Europa League Spot as Getafe Comes to Town

Resurgent Malaga welcomes Getafe at Estadio de la Rosaleda (7:30 p.m UK Time).

Malaga lost two games in a row, but there is no shame in dropping points against Sevilla and Barcelona, especially when you don’t have home pitch advantage. The team hopes to return to its winning ways and improve its position in the Primera Division it welcomes Getafe at Estadio de la Rosaleda.

Better Offensive Performance for Malaga

The home side has scored the fewest goals this season, which rendered the otherwise stellar defensive performance virtually meaningless. On the bright side, recent games were encouraging as Malaga managed to score in six consecutive matches. During this relatively short period of time, the team scored as many points as it did in all the previous games, so the fans are optimistic ahead of this fixture.

Malaga will be playing without three players, but none of these absentees are critical and should be replaced with relative ease. The hosts have played without these footballers against both Sevilla and Barcelona and still managed to score while losing by a narrow margin.

Frightening Road Record for Getafe

The visitors will be traveling to Malaga aware of the fact that their performance away from home has been abysmal this entire season. With a single victory and just nine goals scored, they are the second worst traveling team and recent results are not encouraging either. The only consolation for Getafe is that they don’t have any players injured or suspended, so manager Escriba can use the most competitive starting 11.

Even under these circumstances, punters would be wise to back the home side at odds of 13/20 at bet365 Sports, as Malaga’s offensive is heating up. The hosts are highly motivated to claim all three points, as nothing short of a victory would jeopardize their chances of securing a Europa League spot. Head over to bet365 Sports today and spice up your Friday evening with top Spanish football. 

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