Elche vs Malaga
Spanish Segunda Division
Date: Friday, 19 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero (Elche).
Once these two sides were playing at the top level of Spanish football. Well look at them now.
The home side are already in relegation zone after just 9 games in the league. They have only one win and three losses. There is a long league ahead and they have to pick themselves up if they want promotion.
The green striped ones have Pacheta as their coach. The former Elche player was appointed after last season. The team was promoted from Segunda Division B in the prior season.
Los Ilicitanos lost their away game against La Coruna quite emphatically. Carlos Fernandez of the La Coruna, found the Elche defense too easy to break as he ended the match with a hat-trick.
Pacheta’s team never really troubled the opposition goalkeeper. They registered only on shot on target in the whole game.
Malaga are on top the table currently. With 7 wins and 1 loss they conjured 22 points in 9 games.
The Anchovies replaced Coach Jose Gonzalez with Juan Muniz, in the light of their poor performance in La Liga last season. They ended up 18th in the table and was relegated to second division.
The White & sky blue are high on confidence after a 2-1 home win against Albacete. Their Argentinian forward Gustavo Leschuk is on good form as he scored 2 in that game to take his goal tally to 4 goals in 9 caps.
Elche vs Malaga: Head to head
- In the last 8 games between them Elche and Malaga have 4 wins each.
- Last time they met was back in 2015 on La Liga .Elche won 2-1 away.
- Los Ilicitanos have 2 wins and 3 losses in their last 10 games. At home 2 wins and 1 loss in last 5 matches.
- Muniz’s team have 7 wins and 2 losses in last 10 games. In last 5 away games they have 2 wins and 2 draws.
Elche vs Malaga: Prediction
Malaga are on form, so they will possibly get all 3 points from this one.
The home team has already conceded 13 goals in the 9 games in the league. Their defense will have a long night against a striker like Leschuk who has 4 goals in his account.
On the contrary Malaga has scored 12 goals and have conceded only 4.So the better defense will win the game.
Elche vs Malaga: Betting tips
Malaga to win @ 2.50 (3/2)
Under 2.5 [email protected] 1.50 (1/2).