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Málaga make the trip to Estadio Municipal El Toralín on Sunday for the La Liga 2 game with home team Ponferradina.
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Ponferradina fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 1-0 La Liga 2 victory against UD Almería.
In that match, Ponferradina managed 41% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer for Ponferradina was Paris Adot (69'). On the other side, UD Almería had 9 shots at goal with 1 on target.
Jon Bolo's Ponferradina have hit the back of the net a sum total of 7 times over their last 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in that time amounts to 5.
Leading up to this clash, Ponferradina:
- haven't lost in the league to Málaga in their last 2 games.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 home league matches.
Málaga will go into the encounter following on from a 2-0 La Liga 2 win to defeat Girona FC in their previous fixture.
In that match, Málaga managed 42% possession and 14 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer for Málaga was Paulino (41', 94'). On the other side, Girona FC had 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
A tendency of at least one team not scoring a goal in games featuring Málaga has become noticeable of late. Checking on their last 6 games reveals that it’s happened 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have hit a goal total of 4 and Málaga have scored 8.
Coming into this fixture, Málaga are without a win away from home in their last 6 league games.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 12/11/2006 tells us that Ponferradina have won 2 of these and Málaga 1, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
A total of 12 goals were scored between them in this period, with 7 of them from La Ponfe and 5 being from Los Boquerones. That’s an average goals per game of 2.
The last league game between these clubs was La Liga 2 match day 22 on 23/01/2021 when the final score was Málaga 0-2 Ponferradina.
That day, Málaga managed 59% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
For their opponents, Ponferradina got 10 shots at goal with 5 on target. Óscar Sielva (16') and Gaspar Panadero (88') scored.
The referee was Javier Iglesias Villanueva.
Team News: Ponferradina
The Ponferradina boss Jon Bolo has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this clash with a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Málaga
Due to a completely healthy group to pick from, the Málaga boss José Alberto López has zero fitness worries at all coming into this match.
We feel that Málaga have it in them to score a goal against this Ponferradina side, but it realistically won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re expecting a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning margin for Ponferradina after 90 minutes. We’ll have to see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Municipal El Toralín (8,432)
Captain: Yuri de Souza
Chairman: José Fernández Nieto
Manager: Jon Bolo
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 2
⭐ Key Player: Yuri de Souza
Generally deployed in the Striker position, Yuri de Souza was born in Maceto, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Maia in the 2001 - 2002 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the LaLiga2 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 5 appearances.