Atletico Madrid v Malaga Betting: Simeone's men to have no problem in new stadium

The hosts will be hoping to inaugurate their new home in style and there is every chance they can get among the goals against the struggling visitors

It should be quite an event on Saturday evening as Atletico Madrid play their first ever match at their new stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano.

Los Rojiblancos have played their first three La Liga encounters of the season on the road to allow the ground to be finished, and now Diego Simeone's men will be hoping to inaugurate their new home with a win.

The fixture list has been kind to them, with the first ever visitors to the 68,0000 capacity stadium a Malaga side who have lost all three of their league matches so far, scoring just one goal in 270 minutes this term.

Fernando Torres Atletico Madrid

There is every chance therefore that Atleti will pick up a win in the historic game and bet365, who will be live streaming the fixture for UK-based customers, offer a home win at 2/9 (1.22)Malaga, meanwhile, are offered at an optimistic looking 14/1 (15.00) and the draw is priced at 5/1 (6.00)

Tuesday night saw Atleti begin their Champions League campaign with a 0-0 draw at Roma, although the scoreline does not reflect how well the visitors played as the Spanish capital side created plenty of chances at the Stadio Olimpico but lacked a cutting edge, something they will be hoping to rectify on Saturday.

They should be able to fashion numerous openings against the side from Andalusia who have won just two of their last 23 away matches in La Liga, and whose last six visits to the red and white half of the Spanish capital have yielded five defeats and one draw.

Atletico Madrid Malaga graphic

Both of those victories on the road for Malaga came at the end of last season against teams that were relegated and Los Boquerones' form away from the Costa Del Sol has been patchy for while.

The price of 8/11 (1.73) for the hosts to win to nil looks appealing, especially given how poorly Malaga have begun the season in front of goal, with this bet paying out nine times last term in Atleti's home league matches.

For higher odds, the price of 6/5 (2.20) for the hosts scoring over 2.5 goals could appeal, with Atletico regularly racking up the goals at home against teams from the lower half of the table - the corresponding fixture last term was won 4-2 by Los Rojiblancos and was one of eight home league matches in which Simeone's men scored over 2.5 goals. 

Atletico Madrid to score over 2.5 goals at 6/5 (2.20) for a 1.5pt stake with bet365

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