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Málaga play host to visiting team Mallorca at Estadio La Rosaleda in the La Liga 2 clash on Saturday.
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Málaga will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 3-0 La Liga 2 loss in their previous game against Espanyol.
In that game, Málaga had 51% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Espanyol had 11 shots on goal with 5 on target. Raúl de Tomás (15', 77') and Javi Puado (40') scored for Espanyol.
A recurring trait of recent Málaga games is the number of results with a nil in them.
Taking their prior six matches before this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would have been a losing one.
Ahead of this meeting, Málaga have not registered a win against Mallorca in their previous 2 matches in the league.
Mallorca head into the meeting following on from a 2-1 La Liga 2 win in the defeat of CD Mirandés in their last fixture.
In that match, Mallorca had 38% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Mallorca was Abdón Prats (44'). CD Mirandés got 10 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Dani Vivian (51' Own goal) and Näis Djouahra (64') scored for CD Mirandés.
A series of accomplished performances by the Mallorca defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their last 6 outings combined. In that period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 6. Such a trend won’t necessarily be sustained here, though.
Their prior results show that Mallorca:
- are undefeated by Málaga when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 5 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes going back to 12/02/2012 shows us that Málaga have won 3 of these & Mallorca 2, with the number of drawn results being 1.
A combined total of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 10 from Los Boquerones and 9 created by Los Bermellones. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The last league encounter between these clubs was La Liga 2 match day 9 on 29/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Mallorca 3-1 Málaga.
That time, Mallorca managed 49% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The goalscorers were Amath Ndiaye (10'), Antonio Raíllo (50') and Dani Rodríguez (73').
On the other side, Málaga got 4 shots at goal with 2 on target. Pablo Chavarría (67') scored.
The referee was Oliver De La Fuente Ramos.
Team News: Málaga
Looking at personnel, there is just one fitness concern for the Málaga boss Sergio Pellicer to contend with due to a largely intact set of players. Iván Calero (Ruptured knee ligament) will miss out. Iván Calero cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Mallorca
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, Mallorca boss Luis García does not have any fitness concerns at all before this clash.
Here, we’re thinking that Málaga will have to perform well to breach the defence of this Mallorca lineup who we think might gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore anticipating a good battle with a 0-1 winning score for Mallorca when the full-time whistle blows.
Little in this one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio La Rosaleda (30,044)
Captain: David Lombán
Chairman: José María Muñoz Jiménez
Manager: Sergio Pellicer
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 12
⭐ Key Man: Luis Muñoz
Regularly playing in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Luis Muñoz was born in Málaga, Spain. After making a first senior appearance for Málaga in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored 5 league goals in this LaLiga2 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 27 appearances.