Phil Kitromilides believes these two sides who are struggling for form in La Liga will serve up a stalemate on Monday eveningHaving had a weekend to forget, both of these sides will be glad of this midweek fixture to try and banish the memory of their respective defeats.
Espanyol succumbed to a 3-0 humbling at the hands of Levante in Valencia, while Malaga while thrashed 5-0 in their own stadium by a Celta side who had lost their last four games.
It is fair to say that both teams could do with a win tonight then, and Coral price Espanyol as the favorites at 21/20 (2.05) while Malaga are offered at 5/2 (3.50).
Looking at the two sides' recent form, neither inspires confidence, with Malaga losing three in a row, and Espanyol losing four of their last five.
Both have been conceding goals whilst hardly being prolific at the other end, making it hard to second-guess how this game will go.
However one thing is for sure and that is that both teams will be happy enough to stop their losing run.
The draw at 12/5 (3.40) therefore looks like a decent option for a small investment.
The corresponding fixture last season saw both teams cancel each other out in a goalless draw at Cornella El Prat and when two teams lacking in confidence and form meet, backing a stalemate could be a shrewd move.
|The Draw at 12/5 (3.40) for a 0.5pt stake with Coral
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