Elche – Malaga SOCCER PICKS
Elche and Málaga face each other in Manuel Martínez Valero Stadium, in a game for the 10th round of the Second Division. There is only record of 2 recent direct matches between these two teams: on 03-05-2015, which ended with the victory of Elche by (1-2), and on 21-12-2014, which ended with the victory of Málaga (1-2). Despite being a match between 19th and 1st of the table, it is actually a match between the 17th classified in home matches and the 6th as a visitor.
After 1 win, 5 draws and 3 losses, the home team is currently in the 19th position, with 8 points won. In their last match, they lost with Deportivo La Coruña by (4-0), after in the previous match they won (2-1) at home, against Lugo. This is a stronger team in his stadium, where he has won 5 points, against only 3 in his away matches. The team comes to this match after a home defeat with Córdoba by (1-4). For the championship, Elche won 5 points out of 12 possible points, after 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 4 matches they played in their stadium. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition. This is a team that scores only few times and was only able to open the scoring in 2 of its last 9 games for the Second Division, of these 2 reached the halftime advantage in 1 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 1. In 9 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
In the last match for this competition, Elche lost with Deportivo La Coruña by (4-0). The goals of the match were scored by Carlos Fernández Luna (38 ‘, 61’ and 63 ‘) and by Borja Valle (83’), in a match in which the home team, Deportivo, dominated the game. game from start to finish. The team of the house has less 4 days of rest, due to the game for the cup with the Cordoba. The coach Pacheta must have all the equipment available for the game with Málaga. The visiting team usually acts in a 4-4-2, favoring a more direct style of play.
Probable alignment: José Juan, N. Lozano, Gonzalo Verdú, Tekio, Manu, Iván Sánchez, Javi Flores, Manuel Sánchez, Borja Giner, S. Kaba, Nino.
After 7 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, the away team is currently in the 1 st position, with 22 points won. In the last match, they have won at home against Albacete by (2-1), after in the previous match they have tied tied in an away match against Deportivo La Coruña, by (1-1). This is a stronger team in his stadium, where he has won 15 points, against only 7 in his away matches. For the championship, Málaga won 7 points out of 12 possible points, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 matches they played as visitors. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 11 of the last 25 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals.
In the last match for this competition, the away team won at home against Albacete by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by Jérémie Bela at (58 ‘) for the visitors and by Gustavo Blanco at (64’ and 67 ‘). It was a poor result for the number of goal opportunities that Málaga created in the game. The formation of Málaga usually acts in a 4-4-2, favoring the most direct style of play.
Probable alignment: Munir, Luis Hernandez, Pau Torres, F. Ricca, Cifuentes, J. Harper, Adrián, A. N’Diaye, Javi Ontiveros, G. Blanco, Dani Pacheco.