Malaga vs Real Madrid: Whites can scramble to title
Kick Off: 1900, 21/05/2017
Stadium: La Rosaleda
TV: Sky Sports 3
Real Madrid only need to pick up a point at Malaga to claim LaLiga title glory and we reckon they may be grateful for that as a draw could be on the cards at La Rosaleda.
The hosts have won their last four games at this venue, with Barcelona and Sevilla among the victims, while they drew twice with Real last season, so this is no foregone conclusion.
However, the Whites are in awesome form themselves and can do just enough, with 11/2 they secure a share of the spoils being the first of our Malaga vs Real Madrid betting tips.
A Look At Malaga’s Betting Odds
Malaga have recovered from winning just one of 14 games between December and the start of April to climb up into a mid-table spot thanks to six victories in eight LaLiga games.
Sandro Ramirez has been a great recruit from the Barcelona youth ranks, with seven goals during that period taking his tally for the season to 14 in this competition.
The 21-year-old had a rare blank day in last week’s 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad, but he did strike against Barca, Valencia, Sevilla and Celta Vigo on home turf.
In the Malaga vs Real Madrid odds, Ramirez is 8/1 to cause a stir by opening the scoring here.
A Look At Real Madrid’s Betting Odds
La Rosaleda can be a hostile place to travel to, with Neymar being sent off when Barca lost here, but Real Madrid have shown few signs of suffering from travel sickness in LaLiga this season.
Wednesday night’s 4-1 victory at Celta Vigo was an eighth straight road win in this competition, with the incredible Cristiano Ronaldo bagging yet another brace.
Zinedine Zidane showed great attention to detail by taking Ronaldo, Isco and Casemiro off in the second half as any late bookings would have seen them suspended for this game.
“We can’t take anything for granted and have to go out and play our game,” said the Frenchman. “It’ll be tough but we’ll try and go all out and we’re just focused on winning the game.”
The hosts did look all over the place in the air against Sociedad, so Sergio Ramos, who bagged both goals against Malaga in a 2-1 win at the Bernabeu in January, could be value at 9/4 to get on the scoresheet again.
Real Sociedad 2-2 MALAGA – Luis Hernandez, Recio
Celta Vigo 1-4 REAL MADRID – Cristiano Ronaldo (2), Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos
Head-to-head: Real Madrid 2-1 Malaga, Malaga 1-1 Real Madrid, Real Madrid 0-0 Malaga, Real Madrid 3-1 Malaga, Malaga 1-2 Real Madrid.