The Andalusians benefited from an enormously controversial decision to rule out a 94th-minute equaliser for Athletic Bilbao dramatically scored by their goalkeeper, with Malaga holding on to beat the Basques 1-0.
Valencia, meanwhile scored a late goal of their own as they recorded a creditable 1-1 draw away to Sevilla, having played a large part of the second half with 10 men.
William Hill price the hosts on Friday at 8/15 (1.53) for the win while Malaga can be backed at 5/1 (6.00) and the draw is offered at 3/1 (4.00).
When playing at home in the Primera Division, Valencia always seem to score.
Indeed, the only time in their last 27 home matches when los Che have failed to scored was the visit of champions Atletico Madrid last season, with the east coast club scoring twice at home against both Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.
Clearly nothing is a given in football but we can be pretty confident of a goal for the home side, which means the price of 4/5 (1.80) for both teams to score looks interesting.
Malaga managed to score in the majority of their away games last season and new boss Javi Gracia wants his side to be even more expansive, which should give punters plenty of confidence in backing the 'both teams to score' selection on Friday evening.
|Both teams to score at 4/5 (1.80) for a 2pt stake with William Hill|
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