Valencia CF host Malaga CF at the Mestalla on Sunday night as the home side look to break away from the depths of the relegation zone.
Valencia CF Betting News
Valencia CF continued their terrible run of form last time out when they lost 2-1 away to Sevilla at the Pizjuan Stadium. That loss meant it is now five La Liga matches without victory for Valencia, who now sit just two points clear of the relegation zone in 16th place.
However it is not all bad for the home side; Valencia have won their last seven home matches against Malaga in all competitions. Furthermore, Valencia have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven home matches against Malaga in all competitions.
With regard to team news for Cesare Prandelli’s men Enzo Perez is his only injury concern. Elsewhere, Jose Gaya is expected to return at left-back after a knee injury, which should see Guilherme Siqueira drop out of the side.
Malaga CF Betting News
Malaga CF meanwhile go into Sunday night’s clash sitting 11th in the table, eight points clear of their opponents on Sunday. In their last La Liga match Malaga CF took on Deportivo La Coruna in a seven goal thriller, winning the encounter 4-3.
Notably, there have been under 2.5 goals scored in eight of Malaga’s last 10 away games in La Liga. However it must be noted that Malaga have failed to win their last nine away matches in the league. Sandro Ramirez is an injury doubt, as the ex-Barcelona man is struggling with a knock, but should be able to start up top.
Weligton is still injured, which means that Mikel Villanueva and Miguel Torres should continue at centre-back, with Diego Llorente still suspended.
Valencia CF vs Malaga CF Match Prediction
Sunday night’s match is another in a batch of must win La Liga games for Valencia whose status in the top-flight hangs by a thread.
The home side are yet to keep a clean sheet this season, and have lost six of their last eight La Liga fixtures in their own stadium.
Malaga are unbeaten in their last three La Liga matches, and even managed a 0-0 draw with nine men against Barcelona in their last away fixture.