Possible nail-biting contest in Málaga - Real Zaragoza game

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Competition: Spain La Liga 2
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 18:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda (28963 seats)

In total; nine league rounds have been played and Málaga are 3 points in front of Real Zaragoza. How will it end?

Insights:
  • Málaga have the fewest conceded goals (0) at home in La Liga 2
  • Real Zaragoza have the fewest scored goals (5) in La Liga 2

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

These teams have little in common geographically as Real Zaragoza have to travel 800 kilometers to reach their opponents. The trip home will be especially long if the match ends in defeat.

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Málaga form and stats

3-1-0 (win-draw-lost) are the La Liga 2 numbers at home for Málaga, who have the fewest conceded goals (0) at home in La Liga 2, so far this season. Nine out of nine points from the last three home games for Málaga, and the home supporters are ready to scream their lungs out to keep the winning streak alive.

The home team returns to Estadio La Rosaleda after being equal after 90 minutes with Real Valladolid (placed 9th) on their last time out; the La Liga 2 game ended 1-1. Dani Martín, who guards the goal, was given a match rating of 7.82 out of 10 in that game. Martín stopped the opponent with five saves.

Previous to that game, a home match hosting Fuenlabrada in a game that was won 1-0.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Málaga as they are travelling to their away game against Huesca in the La Liga 2. That match is three days after this one.

Málaga are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 4 goals in 4 games. Málaga have showed great defending skills in these home games, allowing the opposition to score only 0 goals.

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Real Zaragoza form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team, who have the fewest scored goals (5) in La Liga 2, on their La Liga 2 travels is 1 win, 2 draws and 1 defeat. Sharing is caring, but Zaragoza are perhaps overdoing it with their five draws in a row.

The attacking players of Zaragoza have been feeble for some time now, the team not scoring a league goal in the last 238 minutes. Did you know that the longest clean sheet streak is 1816 minutes? This record is held by Mazaropi when he played in Vasco da Gama. Zaragoza goalkeeper Cristian Dario Alvarez is eager to challenge this, with his 242 minutes of keeping balls out from the net.

Real Zaragoza delivered a 0-0 draw playing at home against Huesca (placed 12th) in their previous match; a La Liga 2 game. Defender Josep Chavarría was the best team player with a rating of 8.84. Chavarría hit three key passes and won 5 of 7 duels.

A 0-0 draw was the result before that, hosting Real Oviedo.

The visiting Real Zaragoza have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 4 goals from 4 games. As opposed to that, Zaragoza have seen the ball go into their own net 5 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Málaga five wins, three draws and Real Zaragoza two victories. As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

MálagaP. de la Fuente Gómez
P. de la Fuente Gómez
2 goals
Real ZaragozaV. Vada
V. Vada
2 goals
MálagaJ. Muñoz León
J. Muñoz León
1 goals

Málaga missing players

Real Zaragoza missing players

Málaga Real Zaragoza
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
9 4 2 Played P 2 4 9
3 3 2 Won W 0 1 1
3 1 0 Drew D 1 2 6
3 0 0 Lost L 1 1 2
8 4 3 Scored S 1 4 5
11 0 0 Conceded C 3 5 7
89% 75% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 67%
67% 25% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 56%
33% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 25% 11%
22% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
33% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 75% 44%
44% 100% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 33%
33% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 25% 56%
 
3.9 4.8 3 Corners for (avg) C F 3.5 5.2 5
5.6 5 2.5 Corners against (avg) C A 3 3.8 3.8
3 2.2 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 2.5 2.3
3 1 1 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
12.3 16.2 15.5 Shots (avg) S ( 14 15.5 14.8
3.9 5 6.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 4.2 4.6
23% 20% 23% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 24% 12%
Key stats in La Liga 2 this season:
  • All of Real Zaragoza's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Málaga have not yet conceded a single goal in all their home games.
  • Málaga have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Málaga have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Málaga have the fewest conceded goals (0) at home in La Liga 2
  • Málaga have the most clean sheets (4) at home in La Liga 2
  • Málaga have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Real Zaragoza have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Real Zaragoza have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Real Zaragoza have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (2) in La Liga 2
  • Real Zaragoza have the fewest scored goals (5) in La Liga 2
  • Real Zaragoza haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Almeria 9 6 1 2 18 8 4 3 1 0 8 3 5 3 0 2 10 5 10 19
2 Sporting Gijon 9 5 3 1 13 9 4 4 0 0 7 3 5 1 3 1 6 6 4 18
3 Ponferradina 9 5 2 2 13 8 5 4 1 0 10 3 4 1 1 2 3 5 5 17
4 Tenerife 9 5 2 2 12 8 4 2 1 1 5 3 5 3 1 1 7 5 4 17
5 Eibar 9 4 3 2 15 13 4 2 1 1 7 5 5 2 2 1 8 8 2 15
6 Las Palmas 9 3 5 1 13 10 5 3 2 0 10 5 4 0 3 1 3 5 3 14
7 Fuenlabrada 9 3 4 2 9 7 5 2 2 1 7 6 4 1 2 1 2 1 2 13
8 Real Oviedo 9 2 6 1 9 7 5 1 4 0 5 3 4 1 2 1 4 4 2 12
9 Real Valladolid 9 3 3 3 10 10 4 2 1 1 5 3 5 1 2 2 5 7 0 12
10 FC Cartagena 9 4 0 5 12 15 4 3 0 1 9 5 5 1 0 4 3 10 -3 12
11 Málaga 9 3 3 3 8 11 4 3 1 0 4 0 5 0 2 3 4 11 -3 12
12 Huesca 9 3 2 4 11 9 5 2 1 2 6 4 4 1 1 2 5 5 2 11
13 Mirandes 9 3 2 4 14 14 5 2 1 2 11 10 4 1 1 2 3 4 0 11
14 Lugo 9 2 5 2 10 11 5 2 2 1 5 5 4 0 3 1 5 6 -1 11
15 UD Ibiza 9 2 5 2 11 14 4 1 3 0 6 4 5 1 2 2 5 10 -3 11
16 Real Sociedad II 9 2 4 3 9 9 5 1 2 2 4 6 4 1 2 1 5 3 0 10
17 Burgos 9 2 3 4 6 7 4 2 1 1 4 1 5 0 2 3 2 6 -1 9
18 Leganes 9 2 3 4 8 10 4 1 2 1 3 3 5 1 1 3 5 7 -2 9
19 Real Zaragoza 9 1 6 2 5 7 5 0 4 1 1 2 4 1 2 1 4 5 -2 9
20 Girona 9 2 2 5 6 9 5 2 1 2 5 4 4 0 1 3 1 5 -3 8
21 Amorebieta 9 1 4 4 8 13 4 1 3 0 6 5 5 0 1 4 2 8 -5 7
22 Alcorcon 9 2 0 7 6 17 5 1 0 4 3 12 4 1 0 3 3 5 -11 6

Read more about La Liga 2

The Segunda División, also known as La Liga 2, is the second highest level of the football league pyramid in Spain. 22 teams play each other home and away for a 42 match season. Top two of the league table earns promotion and one more is promoted through playoff fixtures. The bottom four are relegated.