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Real Zaragoza will be the visitors at Estadio La Rosaleda on Saturday for the La Liga 2 showdown with hosts Málaga.
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Málaga will play in this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 La Liga 2 drawn match versus Real Valladolid.
In that match, Málaga managed 37% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Málaga was Brandon Thomas (37'). Real Valladolid got 18 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Óscar Plano (53') was the scorer for Real Valladolid.
In their past 6 games, José Alberto López's Málaga have celebrated scoring 5 times resulting in an average number of goals scored per match equal to 0.83.
Coming into this meeting, Málaga are unbeaten in their previous 5 league matches at home.
In their previous fixture, Real Zaragoza drew 0-0 in the La Liga 2 match with SD Huesca.
In that match, Real Zaragoza had 61% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. SD Huesca had 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
For 5 of the prior six games featuring Real Zaragoza, a relatively low number of goals have gone in between them and opposing teams. The overall average number of goals per game during that period comes out as a meagre 1.5, with the average goals for Blanquillos standing at 0.83.
Leading up to this clash, Real Zaragoza:
- remain undefeated by Málaga when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 13/01/2019 shows us that Málaga have won 3 of them & Real Zaragoza 2, with the tally of draws being 1.
A combined total of 17 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 10 of them for Los Boquerones and 7 coming from Blanquillos. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The last league match between these sides was La Liga 2 match day 24 on 07/02/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Málaga 1-2 Real Zaragoza.
That time, Málaga managed 53% possession and 14 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer was Luis Muñoz (82').
At the other end, Real Zaragoza got 5 attempts on goal with 4 on target. James Igbekeme (11') and Carlos Vigaray (45') scored.
The referee was Daniel Trujillo Suárez.
Team News: Málaga
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the sole fitness concern for the Málaga manager José Alberto López to be concerned with from a near full-strength group. Luis Muñoz (Ruptured knee ligament) is out of contention.
Team News: Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza boss Juan Ignacio Martínez has multiple availability issues to deal with. Daniel Lasure (Testicular Cancer) and Francho Serrano (Muscle Injury) are not able to play.
We’re of the view that Real Zaragoza and Málaga may well both score, with little between these two teams.
It appears that a draw might be on the cards. We’re therefore seeing a 1-1 score at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio La Rosaleda (30,044)
Captain: David Lombán
Chairman: José María Muñoz
Manager: José Alberto López
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 11
⭐ Key Player: Paulino
Regularly used in the Left Wing position, Paulino was born in Santander, Spain. After having played his first senior match for Alaves in the 2019 - 2020 season, the talented Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the LaLiga2 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 9 appearances.