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Málaga make the trip to The Estadio Mendizorrotza on Saturday for the La Liga 2 showdown with hosts Alaves.
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📏 Form Guide
Alaves enter this game coming off the back of a 1-1 La Liga 2 drawn result vs Albacete.
In that match, Alaves managed 56% possession and 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. At the other end, Albacete got 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Maikel Mesa (39') and Higinio Marín (92' Own goal) scored for Albacete.
Alaves have not been in good attacking form of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 versus opposition teams during the course of their previous six matches. In those games, Alaves have also seen the number of goals against them total 5. In any event, it remains to be seen if the trend shall be maintained in this next match.
Heading into this fixture, Alaves have not been beaten in their last 10 home league matches. They have been so resilient here.
Málaga go into this meeting following on from a 2-0 La Liga 2 win to beat CD Mirandés in their previous outing.
In that match, Málaga managed 44% possession and 13 shots at goal with 3 on target. For Málaga, the goals were scored by Alberto Escassi (17') and Lago Júnior (47'). On the other side, Mirandés had 7 shots on goal with 2 on target.
For 5 of the prior 6 clashes involving Málaga, a comparatively low number of goals have gone in between them and their opponents. The overall average number of goals per game within that spell comes out as a mere 1.67, with the number of goals averaged by Los Boquerones standing at 1.17.
Going into this encounter, Málaga are winless against Alaves when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
↔️ Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 02/02/2008 tells us that Alaves have won 3 of them and Málaga 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
In all, 11 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 7 of them from Babazorros and 4 coming from Los Boquerones. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.83.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was La Liga 2 match day 21 on 18/12/2022 and the score finished Málaga 1-0 Alaves.
On that day, Málaga managed 48% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer was Pablo Chavarría (51').
On the other side, Alaves got 10 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
The referee was Daniel Trujillo Suárez.
🗞️ Team News: Alaves
The Alaves boss Luis García Plaza has no fitness worries whatsoever before this clash owing to a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
In our view, Babazorros look set to go for a 4-2-3-1 formation for this one and select Jesús Owono, Nahuel Tenaglia, Abdel Abqar, Aleksandar Sedlar, Ruben Duarte, Antonio Blanco, Salva Sevilla, Jason, Jon Guridi, Abde Rebbach and Asier Villalibre.
📰 Team News: Málaga
Out of a mainly available group of players, there’s just a single fitness worry for the Málaga gaffer Sergio Pellicer to be concerned with. Haitam Abaida (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
It’s our belief that Los Boquerones might begin the game with a 5-3-2 lineup, starting the game with Rubén Yáñez, Julián Delmás, Jonas Ramalho, A. Escassi Olivia, Juande Rivas, Cristian Gutiérrez, Fran Villalba, Luis Muñoz, Aleix Febas, Rubén Castro and Lago Júnior.
It looks to us that Alaves certainly have the ability to get a couple of goals in this one when they come up against Málaga, who will be up against it to score.
We’re tipping a controlled 2-0 win for Alaves at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Lucas Pereira, 00:42 16/05/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Mendizorrotza (19,840)
Captain: Víctor Laguardia
Chairman: Alfonso Fernández
Manager: Luis García Plaza
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 3
⭐ Star Player: Mamadou Sylla
Customarily played in the Striker position, Mamadou Sylla was born in Senegal. Having made his senior debut playing for Racing de Santander in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Forward has got 4 league goals in this Segunda División 2022 - 2023 campaign so far in a total of 19 appearances.
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