Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Atletico Madrid hammered Granada 7-1 in their last home game in La Liga, but Sevilla proved to be a big catch for los Rojiblancos in Saturday’s football match at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Diego Simeone’s men were beaten by los Sevillanos on Matchday 9 and, as a result, they dropped to fifth place in the La Liga standings. The capital club aim to return to winning ways and we predict that they will adopt an attack-minded approach against Malaga. Los Boquerones gave fans some cheer at the weekend, with the team crushing Leganes 4-0 at their Estadio La Rosaleda, but beating Atletico Madrid in the Spanish capital is easier said than done. Malaga’s away showings leave a lot to be desired and that is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. In their last meeting in Madrid los Rojiblancos emerged triumphant (1-0).
Highlighted Player (Koke):
Jorge Resurreccion Merodio “Koke” has enjoyed a meteoric rise after coming through the youth ranks at Atletico Madrid, quickly becoming an important player for both club and country. Possessing impressive technical skills and very mature for his age, the highly rated midfielder is capable of covering just about any position in the middle of the park and he has been used as a central midfielder, left winger and right winger by both Diego Simeone and Vicente Del Bosque.
Koke has been a key member of one of the best generations in the history of Atletico Madrid, winning the 2013/2014 La Liga trophy and reaching the Champions League final the same year. Widely regarded as one of Europe’s best midfielders, it is only a matter of time before Koke will join an absolute top club and he is believed to be a primary target for La Liga rivals Barcelona.
While playing alongside Xavi Hernandez at the 2014 World Cup, Koke is believed to be a worthy successor of the former Catalans star in the national team now that he has retired, and with 20 Spain caps to his name, his international career is just starting.
Highlighted Team (Malaga):
Malaga Club de Futbol is a Spanish football club from Malaga which host their games in Estadio La Roselado which has a capacity of 28700. The club from the south of Spain is playing in the Primera Division since 2008. In June 2010 sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bought Malaga Club de Futbol. Malaga CF was found in 1994 after a fusion between former clubs Club Deportivo Malaga and Atletico Malaga. After playing down and forth in lower Spanish divisions the clubs managed to play in the Primera Division for the first time in 1999. After a good performance in the Intertoto Cup Malaga managed to qualify for the UEFA cup for the first time ever in 2004. Well known players that played for Malaga in their career are: van Nistelrooij, Cazorla, Monreal, Baptista Saviola and Toulalan.