Malaga vs Espanyol predictions and match preview for Monday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as two of the biggest clubs in the second tier meet.
- DATE: Monday 2nd November 2020
- KICK-OFF: 21:00 (local time)
- VENUE: La Rosaleda
- COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank
Malaga vs Espanyol Preview
On Monday night Málaga take on promotion chasing Espanyol in the Rosaleda. These are two big clubs with a lot of history and we could be in for one of the games of the season in this league. Both teams are looking to get back into the Primera División this season and we could see goals in this fixture.
Málaga have had a decent start to the season but their away form has not been the best. They have picked up wins but it will be the goals that they are conceding which will be worrying manager Sergio Pellicer. Two defensive errors cost them in their last match with Mallorca. At home they are a different side defensively only conceding one goal and remain unbeaten.
In most of their games this season, they haven’t had the ball a lot and are happy to surrender it and hit teams on the break. Los Albicelestes will be confident going into this game knowing they have a good home record and will think that given they beat Sporting Gijon here, why can’t they do the same with Espanyol.
Espanyol racked up another victory and another clean sheet. They never looked like they left second gear against a tough Ponferradina side, dominating from start to finish. Raúl de Tomás was on the scoresheet again with his 4th goal of the season as he sets his sights on this year’s Segunda Division Pichichi trophy.
Before this match starts Vicente Moreno’s men could see themselves in second with Sporting Gijon playing before them. This should add extra motivation to the Espanyol players and a win here will take them back to the top.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 0 Malaga Wins, 4 Espanyol Wins, 2 Draws.
- Espanyol have won all of their last 3 matches against Malaga.
- The most recent was a 4-1 Espanyol win at the RCDE Stadium in May 2018.
Malaga vs Espanyol Predictions
Score Prediction: Malaga 1-3 Espanyol
Espanyol will want to make a statement here. In their last big game they came unstuck against Rayo. This is something Vicente Moreno will not want to happen again and they should have too much for this Málaga side. Sergio Pellicer’s men will make Espanyol work for it and could break that great defence with some good counters but Espanyol should outscore them and win comfortably.
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