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  • 29 April 2012
  • • 21:30
  • • Estadio La Rosaleda, Málaga
  • Referee: Fernando Teixeira Vitienes
  • • Attendance: 22000
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Malaga - Valencia Preview: Ambitious hosts aim to draw level with Los Che as battle for third place heats up

Malaga - Valencia Preview: Ambitious hosts aim to draw level with Los Che as battle for third place heats up

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Three points apart, La Rosaleda plays host to the weekend's top Primera Division fixture, as the competitors fight for a Champions League qualification place

  PROBABLE LINEUP
MALAGA

Kameni
Sanchez, Demichelis, Weligton, Monreal
Camacho, Maresca
Joaquin, Cazorla, Isco
Rondon
VALENCIA

Guaita
Barragan, Rami, R. Costa, Jordi Alba
T. Costa, Topal
Feghouli, Jonas, Mathieu
Soldado


For the home side, the team is healthy entering the contest, aside from Julio Baptista, who is still suffering from a lower leg injury.

Valencia are still without Ever Banega, who will not return this season due to injury, while Sergio Canales, who missed six months with a right knee injury before recently returning, will miss another six months after again hurting the same knee on Thursday. In addition, David Albelda will miss this game due to suspension.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Valencia, who sit in third place in La Liga with 55 points, were just ousted from the Europa League semi-finals after losing to Atletico Madrid 5-2 on aggregate.
  • Los Che took down the hosts 2-0 in their first meeting in December, with both goals coming from Roberto Soldado.
  • In their last two league victories, Valencia have scored four goals in each. In their last league loss, they allowed four goals.
  • Malaga are in fourth place in La Liga with 52 points, three behind their opponents for Sunday.
  • Manuel Pellegrini's men have not seen victory in their last three league clashes, drawing two and losing one, while scoring one goal in each contest.
  • A loss on Sunday would see the team six points adrift of Valencia for an automatic Champions League spot with three league matches to go. The match is arguably a must-win for both, but more so for Malaga, who travel to Barcelona and Atletico Madrid before ending the season at home against Sporting Gijon. Emery's men finish the season with Osasuna and Villarreal at home, before traveling to face Real Sociedad.  

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Málaga

Valencia

Wins
1
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Málaga Club de Fútbol MAL
Málaga Club de Fútbol Málaga
Draw
Valencia Club de Fútbol VAL
Valencia Club de Fútbol Valencia
37%
20%
43%

Top 3 Predictions

Málaga Club de Fútbol MAL
1 - 2
Valencia Club de Fútbol VAL
Málaga Club de Fútbol MAL
2 - 1
Valencia Club de Fútbol VAL
Málaga Club de Fútbol MAL
1 - 1
Valencia Club de Fútbol VAL

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