Malaga vs Atletico Madrid: Match Preview
Malaga host 4th Placed Atletico Madrid in an evening clash at La Rosaleda in the match week 29 of LaLiga. Malaga sits 15th in the league table just 6 points clear off the relegation zone while Simeones men are in the top 4, 7 points clear off 5th placed Villarreal.
Atletico is putting pressure on 3rd placed Sevilla as there is a gap of just 2 points between them and a win for Atletico in this game will move them into 3rd place. In the last matchweek, Atletico came out 3-1 winners against Sevilla at Vicente Calderon. While Malaga played out a goalless draw at Leganes.
As always, the international break has had a major impact on the heath of both squads, with several players racing to be ready for matchweek 29. Heres everything you need to know about this match.
Malagas Top Scorer Sandro is carrying a knock but may be risked as his strike partner Charles is suspended. Diego Llorente should be chosen to partner Luis Hernandez in the central defence.
Atletico Winger Yannick Carrasco is suspended. Sime Vrsaljko is missing with an ankle ligament damage so Juanfran will start in his place at Right Back. Nicolas Gaitan and Correa will battle for a start on the left.
Head to Head
The two teams faced each other 27 times, Malaga won 7 of them while Atletico Madrid came out winners on 14 occasions while the remaining 6 resulted in a draw.
Atletico have won their last 2 matches against Malaga and both the matches were played at Atleticos home soil.
At La Rosaleda, Atletico have only won only 1 of their last 5 games, drawing 3 of those games while Malaga came out winners once.
Last Five Meetings
Atletico Madrid 4-2 Malaga 29/10/2016 (LaLiga 2016-17)
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Malaga 23/04/2016 (LaLiga 2015-16)
Malaga 1-0 Atletico Madrid 20/12/2015 (LaLiga 2015-16)
Malaga 2-2 Atletico Madrid 11/04/2015 (LaLiga 2014-15)
Atletico Madrid 3-1 Malaga 22/11/2014 (LaLiga 2014-15)
Date: 1st April, 2017 ( 2nd April in South Asia)
Time: 7:45 PM (BST), 8:45 PM (CET), 12:15 AM (IST 2nd April)
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda, Malaga
Broadcast Details – Sky Sports 5/HD (UK), beIN LaLiga (Spain), Sony Six and Sony Six HD (India)
Live Stream: Sky Go (UK), Sony LIV (India)
Match Referee: Daniel Jesus Trujillo Suarez