Real Madrid and Málaga face at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, in a match for the 13th round of the First Division. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 4 wins and 1 draw in the last 5 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 21-01-2017, in a match for the First Division that ended with the victory of Real Madrid by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by Sergio Ramos (35 ‘and 43’), for Real Madrid, and J. Añor (63 ‘), for Málaga. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 7 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 24 points won. In their last match, they tied with Atlético Madrid by (0-0), after in the previous match they won (3-0) at home, against Las Palmas. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the UEFA Champions League, they beat APOEL by (0-6). In the last 6 home league matches Real Madrid has a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 11 points out of 18 possible. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. The team usually has no problem opening the scoring: it scored the first goal in 9 of the last 12 matches for the First Division, of these 9 came to the break in advantage in 8 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 7 .
Real Madrid arrive to this day motivated, after a stranded win, by 0-6, in the visit to APOEL, in a match to count for the Champions League: Modric, Benzema, Nacho and Ronaldo marked the goals of the triumph. The greatest valence of the home team is the ability it demonstrates to drive its attacks through rapid transitions. The Frenchman Benzema is the player responsible for making sense of the opponent’s defense, since his highest quality is the completion. The coach of the home team can not count on Bale, Ramos and Navas, all injured. Carvajal and Nacho will also be outside the summoned, because they are suspended.
The away team is currently in the 18 th position of the league, with 7 points won, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Villarreal, by (2-0). In the last match, they won at home against Deportivo La Coruña by (3-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 1 draw and 8 defeats in their stadium.
In this competition, he has lost the last 6 games away. Their defense has not been very solid, since they suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 31 of the last 51 which it disputed there were less than 3 goals. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: they only opened the scoring in 2 of their last 12 matches for the First Division, of these 2 they reached the break in advantage in 1 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in all. In 12 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never got the comeback.
Málaga arrived to this day motivated, after a home win, 3-2, at the reception to Deportivo: Rosales, Castro and Borja Bastón scored the goals of the victory. The best quality of the visiting team is the capacity that shows in reacting to a situation of disadvantage in the scoreboard. Of emphasizing that from the defensive point of view, the difficulties increase when the rival team attacks through the flanks. The Spaniard Borja Bastón is the player responsible for putting the adversary’s defenses into meaning, since his greatest quality is the way he takes advantage of the spaces. The foreign technician will not be able to count on Kuzmanovic, Miguel Torres, Ricca, Diego González and Gonen, all injured.
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