Match date: 20 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Spanish Football
| Stake: 7/10
| Pick: 2
| Match result:
1-0 - Lost
Malaga will host Atletico Madrid in 16th round of Spanish Primera. Malaga is coming here after defeat against lower ranked Mirandes in 2nd leg of 1/16 finals of the Cup and were eliminated since in 1st leg about two weeks ago were also defeated while before that they celebrated in previous round of the league over Rayo Vallecano on the road 1:2. Malaga is now at 16th position at the table with equal number of points as 1st team in relegation zone and they must improve their performances in order to avoid dropping into red zone. Malaga ended previous season at decent 9th position at the table and they seems totally out of the track in this campaign, they achieved only three victories, got five draws and suffered seven defeats. So far they scored only nine goals, least in entire league and they must improve their attacking skills as soon as possible in order to keep their Primera status, while meanwhile conceded 14 goals and their defense did a good job. Malaga is now facing against great Atletico Madrid and it seems almost impossible for them to achieve positive outcome and earn some points here. In last 8 matches against Atletico Madrid Malaga suffered four defeats and got four draws while they achieved while last time they celebrated against Atletico four season ago. As for absent players, defender Flavio Fereira will miss this match due to injuries while also defender Marcos Angeleri is in doubt due to a slight injury.
Atletico Madrid on the other hand is now on great run, they achieved 9 straight victories in last nine matches in all competitions while in last 15 games are undefeated. They are currently at 2nd position at the table with equal number of points as league leaders Barcelona. Atletico Madrid suffered only three defeats in this season, two in Primera against Barcelona and Villarreal and one in 2nd round of Champions league group stage against Benfica at home 1:2. Atletico Madrid showed outstanding performances in this season, they managed to reach Champions league knockout phase as first placed team in group C, they also manged to reach 1/8 finals of the Cup by eliminating lower ranked Reus Deportiu while in Spanish Primera are one of the main pretenders for the title. Atletico Madrid is for sure one of the strongest teams in Europe in last few season and if they continue with great performances like so far for sure will achieve great results once again. They will now for sure give their best in this match against Malaga to earn all three points and achieve their 10th consecutive victory. Coach Diego Simeone cant count only on midfielder Tiago while appearance of forward Jackson Martinez is in doubt due to a minor injury.
Malaga is in very bad shape, they are struggling to find their form in this campaign and if they don't change something in their squad and improve their form it will be very hard to keep their position above relegation zone, while Atletico Madrid seems unstoppable, they are coming here seeking for their 10th consecutive victories and I believe that they are more than capable to take all three points here.