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Saturday, April 8, 2017

MALAGA VS BARCELONA

LEAGUE: SPAIN PRIMERA DIVISION


VENUE: LA ROSADELA


DATE:08/04/2017


TIME:2145 HRS GMT+3


Barcelona head to La Rosadela stadium where they have faced fierce opposition in the past.Although Malaga has had unremarkable seasons, they have been able to frustrate the  Blaugrana who have managed to register only two wins from their last five matches.

Their most recent meeting with the Andalusians at the Camp Nou ended in a 0-0 draw while they won 1-0 in 2015 in Barcelona.It's clear that Malaga are a tight side and we expect a tough but entertaining match today.

Nevertheless, Barcelona is favorites to win this match after thrashing Sevilla 3-0 on Wednesday.

Barcelona will be hopeful to take the top spot with Real Madrid having a tough fixture against Atletico Madrid.


They have been in good form with the exception being the shock defeat by La Coruna after winning 6-1 in the Champions League tie against PSG.

They have won 8 of 9 matches in all competitions thereby posing a possible threat to the stubborn Malaga if they want to keep up the race for the La Liga title alive.


Malaga, on the other hand, has had a poor season with only two points off the relegation zone.

They will come into this match with confidence after beating Sporting Gijon 1-0 in mid-week which resulted in one win in 18 games in all competitions.


With Gerard Pique suspended Malaga's chance of scoring a goal are a  bit higher.


HEAD TO HEAD


Barcelona have won 5 out of six meetings at Malaga's home


TEAM NEWS


MALAGA


 Keko is suspended.


BARCELONA


Ivan Rakitic and Gerard Pique are under suspension.


PREDICTIONS


Barcelona to win


Over 2.5 goals to be scored.


RESULTS


Malaga 2-0 Barcelona


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