Motril vs El Palo match preview: Even contest expected at Estadio Escribano Castilla

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Competition: Spain Tercera - Group 9
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Escribano Castilla

This match has been long awaited by fans of both sides, as it's the first Tercera - Group 9 game of the season. Both Motril and El Palo are looking for a positive start to their campaigns.

It should be mentioned that El Palo play their home matches on artifical turf, so they have to adjust for this one as it's played on grass. Does it matter? Recent statistics for El Palo on grass are 10 victories, 7 draws and 13 defeats from 30 games. In these matches they have a goal statistics scored/conceded: 34-39. You can compare this with overall results below.

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Motril form and stats

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Motril have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found one match with the results: Won zero, drawn zero and lost one.

Last season, Motril's league statistics were 16 wins, 8 draws and 5 losses, resulting in a 4th position in the Tercera - Group 9. Over these 29 matches they scored 50 goals and conceded 24. Playing at home last season Motril managed 8-4-3 (win-draw-lost) with 32 goals and 16 conceded.

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El Palo form and stats

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found two similar matches played by Palo in our archives, and the results are: zero wins for El Palo, zero draws and two defeats.

Palo played one friendly in their break from official games, resulting in 0 victories, 1 draw and 0 defeats. In these one match El Palo scored 0 and conceded 0 goals.

Let's have a look at how El Palo performed last season in the Tercera - Group 9: They landed a 8th position in the league table after playing out 13 victories, 9 draws and 7 defeats. In total they scored 44 and conceded 37 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 5 - drew 4 and lost 5 with 15/17 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

Motril-El Palo H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Motril two wins, El Palo four wins, four draws. six of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

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Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
0 0 0 Played P 0 0 0
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
0 0 0 Scored S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 0
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
0 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
Motril Last season El Palo
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
29 15   Played P   14 29
16 8   Won W   5 13
8 4   Drew D   4 9
5 3   Lost L   5 7
50 32   Scored S   15 44
24 16   Conceded C   17 37
86% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   86% 93%
79% 100%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   64% 72%
48% 60%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   43% 48%
28% 40%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   29% 38%
14% 20%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   7% 21%
45% 53%   BTTS BTTS   50% 59%
45% 33%   Clean Sheets C S   43% 34%
24% 13%   Failed to Score F T   21% 14%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
2 1.8   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.3 2.4
0 0   Red cards R C   0 2
 
184 112   Total Shots T S   45 237
98 61   Shots on Target S O   16 99
31% 38%   Goal Efficiency G E   56% 35%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Alhaurino 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2 Melilla CD 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
3 Alhaurin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Antequera 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Malaga II 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 El Palo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Juventud Torremolinos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Motril 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Union Estepona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Velez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Linares Deportivo 29 24 3 2 60 16 15 12 1 2 31 5 14 12 2 0 29 11 44 75
2 El Ejido 29 17 6 6 48 28 14 10 2 2 20 11 15 7 4 4 28 17 20 57
3 Real Jaen 29 17 5 7 54 25 15 11 2 2 34 9 14 6 3 5 20 16 29 56
4 Motril 29 16 8 5 50 24 15 8 4 3 32 16 14 8 4 2 18 8 26 56
5 Almería II 29 15 8 6 60 28 15 9 4 2 33 9 14 6 4 4 27 19 32 53
6 Ciudad de Torredonjimeno 29 14 8 7 53 33 14 10 3 1 37 13 15 4 5 6 16 20 20 50
7 Antequera 29 14 7 8 42 32 14 7 3 4 19 14 15 7 4 4 23 18 10 49
8 El Palo 29 13 9 7 44 37 15 8 5 2 29 20 14 5 4 5 15 17 7 48
9 Malaga II 29 11 6 12 41 37 14 7 4 3 24 19 15 4 2 9 17 18 4 39
10 Loja 29 9 10 10 49 55 14 8 4 2 30 15 15 1 6 8 19 40 -6 37
11 Mancha Real 29 7 14 8 25 29 14 5 7 2 14 9 15 2 7 6 11 20 -4 35
12 Huétor Tájar 29 9 8 12 42 48 15 7 4 4 29 19 14 2 4 8 13 29 -6 35
13 Torreperogil 29 8 10 11 30 35 15 6 5 4 17 11 14 2 5 7 13 24 -5 34
14 Maracena 29 6 12 11 33 41 14 3 7 4 19 20 15 3 5 7 14 21 -8 30
15 Polideportivo Almeria 29 6 11 12 35 49 14 2 7 5 22 25 15 4 4 7 13 24 -14 29
16 Velez 29 8 4 17 37 56 15 5 1 9 20 28 14 3 3 8 17 28 -19 28
17 Huétor Vega 29 7 6 16 33 48 15 7 2 6 24 23 14 0 4 10 9 25 -15 27
18 Melilla CD 29 5 8 16 21 64 15 3 6 6 10 22 14 2 2 10 11 42 -43 23
19 Atletico Porcuna 29 5 5 19 21 48 14 5 1 8 15 21 15 0 4 11 6 27 -27 20
20 Alhaurin 29 3 4 22 29 74 14 1 4 9 13 26 15 2 0 13 16 48 -45 13

Read more about Tercera - Group 9

Tercera División is the fourth level of football in Spain. It is divided into 18 regional groups. Most of these groups feature 20 teams who play each other home and away for a total of 380 fixtures. At the end of the season the top four teams in each group league table go into a promotion playoff.