Competition: La Liga
Market: Espanyol to beat Malaga
Odds: 21/20 @ Bet365
La Liga is back for yet another massive weekend of action as every side in the league looks to build upon the starts they made in 2017. Each team will know the importance of starting the new year in positive fashion, meaning a win, especially if a side is playing at home, is vital. With all of this in mind, Malaga host Espanyol on Monday.
Malaga have been struggling massively this year and they need to improve or they will face relegation. After 17 games they have three wins, two draws and 12 defeats, while they have only scored 13 goals, conceding 31 times. In their last five they have won just once, while they have drawn one game and lost three times, which has seen them onto 11 points for the season so far, four short of Alaves and safety.
Espanyol have been better than their opponents this season, but they too face the prospect of a relegation battle if they do not improve. After 17 games they have won five, drawn five and lost seven, while they have scored 14 goals and conceded 21, and in their last five games they have won twice, lost twice and drawn once, seeing Alaves onto 20 points for the season so far. The away side know they have a buffer of five points between themselves and the relegation zone, but a few poor results would see them sinking down the table, meaning a win over Malaga is vital. With this in mind, we are backing Espanyol with odds of 21/20 from Bet365.
Bet: Espanyol to beat Malaga in Monday’s La Liga clash: 21/20 @ Bet365>>
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