Spain: La Liga
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
The current championship of Spanish La Liga is continuing. According to the results of 8 last rounds Barcelona is ahead of its rivals with 4 points. And may be that will sound strange but now the main challenger for the leaders are not two super clubs from Madrid but rather modest Valencia:
Barcelona – 22, Valencia – 18, Real – 17, Atlético – 16, Sevilla – 16 …
Barcelona will host Malaga ta home arena in frames of the one of the central meetings of the 9th round.
From Maradona to Piqué
Last Wednesday The Catalans had won over Olympiacos, Greece (3:1) at Camp Nou at match of the 3rd round of the Champions League. But it wasn’t so easy for Barca to gain this victory. At the very ending of the first half the center back Piqué had demonstrated his skills.
It is obvious that here we can see the analogy with the famous goal that was scored many years ago by Diego Maradona. But this time referees were ready and the goal was cancelled. Piqué had to apologize but he started to demonstrate his frustration. As a result, at the 45 minute with the score 1:0 the hosts of Camp Nou had lost one football player…
Confident victory of the Catalans
But still high game level and top class squad of the team of Ernesto Valverde have brought to Blaugrana the victory. Lionel Messi, Lucas Digne had scored one goal each and one goal was scored by the guests themselves. And now, being the only leader both La Liga champions’ race and the 4th Champions League group D Barcelona is getting ready to the calendar match of the 9th round against Malaga.
And what about Anchovies? Alas! Malaga is still at the bottom of the tournament bracket and even without any attempts for improvement of their poor situation. As for today the hosts of La Rosaleda are the only club of elite Spanish division that didn’t gain any victory.
And now let us remind how the Anchovies had managed to upset the fans of the Catalan super club (4:1, 3:0, 0:1, 1:0 and 0:0) during several previous visits at Camp Nou . And that is why, bearing in mind significant gaming crisis of the opponent Barcelona can pay off for all previous failures.
Barcelona– 1.07, draw – 13.00, Malaga – 25.00;
tip: Both teams to score NO - odds 1.78 Unibet