Kick-off: Sunday, May 21 @7:00 PM GMT
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda (Malaga)
Head to head record
Real Madrid vs Malaga 2-1 (2016/2017 La Liga)
Malaga vs Real Madrid 1-1 (2015/2016 La Liga)
Real Madrid vs Malaga 0-0 (2015/2016 La Liga)
Real Madrid vs Malaga 3-1 (2014/2015 La Liga)
Malaga vs Real Madrid 1-2 (2014/2015 La Liga)
Malaga vs Real Madrid prediction
Real Madrid will be looking to clinch the La Liga trophy with a win over Malaga on the last day of the season, but los Blancos would be happy with one point from Sunday’s clash as well. Los Boquerones have little to play for against Real Madrid, but their pride will be at stake this time out.
After failing to impress in the first half of the season, Malaga have been producing splendid performances in 2017. Following four straight wins over Valencia, Granada, Sevilla and Celta Vigo, los Boquerones played out a 2-2 draw with Real Sociedad at the weekend, but Real Madrid are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the Andalusians than their previous rivals. Malaga occupy 11th place in the La Liga standings ahead of the last day of the season, meaning that the lack of motivation could prove to be a big problem for the team in Sunday’s encounter against los Blancos. Sandro Ramirez has been in a fine form of late and the former Barcelona man, who has already netted 14 goals this season, is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line.
Midfielder Ignacio Camacho returns to contention after he missed the Real Sociedad game through suspension, whilst the likes of Anor, Kone, Rosales, Kuzmanovic, Weligton and Duda are all likely to miss Sunday’s match with injury.
One point away from the title
Real Madrid have been impressive in all competitions ever since Zinedine Zidane took over the reins. Los Blancos won the Champions League trophy last term and thanks to a win over Atletico Madrid they booked their place in the final of the elite competition for the second consecutive season. Real Madrid are on the right track to win the La Liga trophy as they rolled over Celta Vigo (4-1) in Wednesday’s postponed fixture. The capital club are three points clear of their fiercest rivals Barcelona ahead of their last league game, meaning that the visitors would be happy with one point from the Estadio La Rosaleda clash. However, it is well known that the Spanish giants always go for a win and there is every chance the league leaders will stick to their attacking style of play against Malaga. Cristiano Ronaldo has been scoring goals for fun of late and the opposition defenders are likely to have their work cut out for them when facing the Portuguese superstar.
Gareth Bale remains in the recovery room, but defender Nacho returns to the starting line-up after missing the Celta Vigo game through suspension. Pepe is a major doubt.
- Real Madrid are after their 33 La Liga title
- Cristiano Ronaldo has netted 24 goals in La Liga so far this season
- Los Blancos are after their ninth consecutive win on the road in the league
- Malaga are on a five-game unbeaten run ahead of Sunday’s game
- Los Boquerones recorded their last win over Real Madrid back in 2012
Malaga vs Real Madrid betting pick
Real Madrid proved their worth in the 4-1 crushing of Celta Vigo and the league leaders are certainly high on confidence ahead of the decider against Malaga. As previously mentioned, los Boquerones have nothing to play for in the last game of the season and, taking everything into account, los Blancos are likely to regain the domestic trophy.
Pick: Real Madrid/Real Madrid