With Barcelona already holding a 10 points advantage over them in La Liga, Real Madrid would be looking to get their league season on track as soon as possible.
The Los Merenges showed how lethal they can be in their midweek Champions League clash against APOEL as they ran out 0-6 winners in Cyprus. Their fans would be hoping they can take that form into La Liga this weekend. They should see off a Malaga side that has been dreadful this season and only left the foot of the league table after winning at Depor the last time out. Madrid have not been the most potent in the final third as they have scored only 1.83 goals in La Liga this season, and 0ver 80% of their matches this season has ended in under 3.5 goals.
Malaga on the other hand have lost all their 7 away games this season and are the only team in La Liga who have not gotten an away point. However, their fixtures list has not been very favourable as they would have travelled to all of last season’s top five including Valencia after this game. More than 60% of their games this season have seen them lose without even scoring, and that should make it appealing to give Real Madrid the win.
With Madrid coming from a 0-6 away win, they should see off Malaga in this game. Madrid to win by over 2 goals is a good tip for this game.