Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Malaga will welcome Atletico Madrid on Sunday afternoon in the La Rosaleda Stadium for the 16th round of the Spanish Primera Division. Atletico Madrid is currently one of the best performing teams in the Primera Division. Diego Simeone's team is currently second on the table having the same amount of points as leader Barcelona, is unbeaten for 14 games in a row and managed to win the last 8 of them. Just like every season the team is showing it's qualities and class by their high team moral and the will power of each player to work for each other. Malaga on the other hand is placed 16th on the table and after a few good seasons the current performance is not in line at all. Malaga managed to beat Rayo Vallecano 1-2 in their last game. The last game between Malaga and Atletico Madrid in the La Rosaleda Stadium end in a 2-2 tie. We predict Atletico Madrid to have a difficult game against Malaga but should be able to bring the 3 points back to Madrid. French striker Antoine Griezmann is showing his qualities this season more than last season. It's important for Atletico Madrid to keep the pressure high on Barcelona.
Highlighted Player (Diego Godin):
Diego Godin is considered one of the best defenders in the history of Uruguayan football. The Atletico Madrid centre back played for Cerro and Nacional in the Uruguayan national championship between 2003 and 2007 and in August, 2017 he signed a deal with La Liga side Villarreal.
Godin made 91 league appearances for the Yellow Submarine and on 4 August he made probably the best decision of his career as he signed a contract with Atletico Madrid. The Uruguayan defender won the 2013/2014 La Liga trophy with los Rojiblancos, while making it to the Champions League final on two occasions (2014, 2016). He won the Europa League trophy in the 2011/2012 season with Atletico Madrid as well.
Speaking of his international career, Godin clinched the 2011 Copa America trophy with Uruguay. Despite playing as a centre back, Diego Godin often scores after set pieces and you should have in mind that he scored eight goals for Diego Simeone’s team in the 2013/2014 season (all competitions).
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 Nistelrooy, Cazorla, Monreal, Baptista Saviola and Toulalan.