Malaga was trounced by Celta Vigo in a prior match this season but the draw result in today's encounter looks attractive. Here are the odds for the lone game in Spain today.
Malaga will want to forget that 5-0 beating they took at home back in late October from Celta Vigo and focus on avoiding falling into the relegation zone.
The island club is in 14th spot in the La Liga table but only three points out of the final relegation spot in what is shaping up to be one of the tightest races for survival in recent years.
The problem is that the side's play away from home has been less than desirable to say the least. The club is 2-6-6 on the road and has averaged less than a goal scored per game in those matches (.71%). The side is listed at 4.00 to win outright.
The draw in the 1x2 is at 3.25 and given that both Celta Vigo home and Malaga away games have drawn 43 percent of the time this year, it appears to be a decent pick of the outright selections.
The hosts come in at evens (2.00) to deliver full points at the Balaidos tonight. They have a losing record at home (3-5-6) and are the only team in the top 13 to have a negative goal difference on home soil. A win would see them go into a tie for eighth spot alongside Valencia while a loss would see Malaga move within a point.
With both teams struggling offensively and the fact that neither have cracked three total goals in their past five games, the under 2.5 would be the normal selection. But with only 1.65 being the payout it's better to add that onto a parlay selection to increase overall value.
The correct scorer market is very difficult here being that the highest scorer amongst players in the game is Celta Vigo's Brazilian forward Charles who has eight goals. He is listed at 2.75 to notch one in today's game.