Elche v Malaga – Betting Preview & Pick

20 Dec


Elche (2.3) v Malaga (3.5)

With 5/8 Elche home games containing 2 goals or less and exactly the same statistics applicable to Malaga’s away games, under 2.5 goals springs to mind, but a best price of 1.62 is not enough to interest me.

As for 90 minute betting, Elche have lost 3 out of their last 4 home games, while Malaga have yet to win a league road game this season. Maybe a draw at 12/5, then?

In terms of who Elche have been defeated by at home, Villarreal, Atletico Madrid, Granada and Real Madrid are the victors in question – all teams who are superior offensively and overall, though only just in Granada’s case.

At home, Elche have beaten Valencia and Espanyol, with a draw against Real Sociedad earned in their first home game a few months back.

Now, I don’t see Malaga being as good or better than any of those, and as Elche draw no bet is a bit short to recommend at 1.62, feel that Elche – 0.25 at evens looks like the best bet if you’re looking for a punt around 2.0.

However, in a late edit, if you haven’t yet placed a bet, I’ve noticed that one firm now offers 1.78 on Elche draw no bet, which is bigger than the others (most are between 1.62 and 1.67) and my new recommended bet.

Of course, thanks for reading and good luck, whatever you bet on.

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