Real Valladolid-Malaga Betting Preview: Back the home side to fail to score

Our La Liga expert believes a solid defensive line from the visitors should be able to keep out the hosts' weak attack
Friday night sees a resurgent Malaga travel to a Valladolid side who could really do with a win.

After losing their opening two games, the visitors are now four unbeaten having kept three clean sheets in a row and Betway offer them at 7/4 (2.75) which is a price that will tempt a few.

Valladolid for their part are without a win in four and look like they might struggle for goals this season. The hosts are offered at 6/4 (2.50) to claim the three points while the draw is available at 9/4 (3.25).

The bookies clearly do not think this is going to be a high scoring encounter with under 2.5 goals priced at just 13/20 (1.65) and you can see why.

As mentioned Valladolid have struggled in front of goal while Malaga have continued their solid defensive form from last year.

The Andalusians had one of the tightest defences in the top flight in the previous campaign, and against a fairly blunt looking Valladolid attack they should be backed to keep a clean sheet.

Valladolid to score under 0.5 goals is offered at 9/4 (3.25) and has paid out in two of their last three games. For a small value bet it looks like a decent selection.

Valladolid to score under 0.5 goals at 9/4 (3.25) 0.5 point stake with Betway

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid