The heartbreaking elimination from the Champions League and the fact that they failed to defend their crown in Primera Division will make it easier for Real Madrid to part ways with Mourinho. The Portuguese coach can deliver one last victory at Santiago Bernabeu against Malaga before returning to his former team, Chelsea.
Match: Real Madrid vs Malaga
Bet: Under 3.5
Odds: Bet365 2.08
The reigning Spanish champions failed to score the third goal against Dortmund in the second leg of the European competition and joined Barcelona as eliminated teams. Four days later they were on the verge of causing another upset to their fans but eventually emerged victorious against average Valladolid. The fans were surely thrilled with the fact that their team scored four times but Mourinho is probably more worried by the fact that the visitors scored three goals at Santiago Bernabeu.
He will try to prevent a similar outcome tonight when his team faces Malaga, an opponent that has several options upfront but a somewhat shaky defensive. Real Madrid won’t defend at home against any opponent, but this doesn’t mean that the Portuguese coach will start with a 4-3-3 formation again. A 2-0 victory would suffice and given their head to head record this is a very likely outcome, especially with the visitors losing four of the last six games.
Malaga missed out on their chance to make it to the Champions League in 2014, hence they have no reason to push for victory in Madrid. With the hosts equally complacent, punters would be wise to bet on less than 3.5 goals to be scored with Bet365, now that the odds stand at 2.08.