Competition: La Liga
Odds: 4/6 @ Bet365
La Liga is back for another round of fixtures this weekend and the action comes thick and fast on a packed Sunday of Spanish games. Barcelona, Valencia and Atletico Madrid all won on Saturday, meaning a win for Villarreal is vital as they look to keep their fading hopes of keeping pace with the top four alive, and they host bottom of the table Malaga on Sunday.
It has been a very impressive campaign for Villarreal so far this season. Five wins, two draws and three defeats means they sit very comfortably in the table with 17 points so far. They have looked fairly good going forward this season, scoring 16 goals, but they have already conceded 11 goals this campaign, meaning they are not perfect at the back. A win over Malaga would allow them to move onto 20 points, meaning they would close the gap massively on Real Madrid if they fail to beat Las Palmas.
For Malaga, it has been an abysmal start to the season. 10 games, one win and eight defeats means the league’s bottom side have only managed to pick up four points this season, although they will feel slightly more confident as they won their last game. However, they face a very stern test in the form of Villarreal, who are very strong at home and will look to dominate the game. With this in mind, Bet365 are giving Villarreal odds of 4/6 to beat Malaga in Sunday’s game.