Málaga and Real Zaragoza face at La Rosaleda Stadium, in a match for the 40th round of the Second Division. Málaga won out (0-2) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 01-13-2019. Despite being a match between 5th and 13th of the table, it is actually a match between the 7th ranked in home games and the º as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 5 th position of the league, with 62 points won, after 17 wins, 11 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Cádiz, by (1-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Real Oviedo, by (3-0). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. For the championship, Málaga won 10 points out of 30 possible, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 matches they played in their stadium. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (7 out of 19 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 38 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 14 times and only managed 3 comebacks.
Málaga did not need to enter the field to win, automatically adding a 0-1 victory against Reus Deportiu. With this result the malaguista team added the third game in a row without tasting the taste of defeat and continues in the fight for the promotion of division.
At home, the team commanded by Victor Sanchez should line up in the usual 4-3-3, which privileges the defensive organization and counterattacks. The three players responsible for putting the rival defensive line in mind are Javier Ontiveros, Gustavo Blanco and Renato Santos. In the center of the field it is possible for Adrián González, Álex Mula and Alfred N’Diaye to play. The local coach will not be able to count on Keidi Bare, for being in a period of suspension due to the accumulation of yellow cards.
The away team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 50 points won, after 13 wins, 11 draws and 15 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Extremadura UD, by (0-3). In the last match, they won in a home match against Sporting Gijón, by (4-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since it has won points in the outside and 24 at its stadium, with 27 goals scored and 26 conceded, against 21 goals scored and 21 conceded at home. For the championship, Real Zaragoza won 15 points out of 30 possible, after 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 home matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition.
Real Zaragoza arrive motivated to this day, after a 4-2 victory at the reception at Sporting de Gijón. Álvaro Vázquez, Papunashvili and Marc Gual scored for the locals and Lod for the visitors. With this victory the Zaragoza added the second consecutive victory in the championship and needs only a draw to guarantee the maintenance.
The foreign team must play in the usual tactical design, 4-3-3, with Álvaro Vázquez, Jorge Pombo and Pep Biel. The first is the best score, with 10 goals scored. In the central corridor it is possible that they play James Igbekeme, Raúl Guti and Javi Ros. It should be noted that Alberto Zapater will be absent the rest of the season, due to a knee injury, being the only absence of weight for coach Victor Fernandez.