Malaga vs Albacete
Spain – Segunda Division
Date: Friday, 12 October 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda (Malaga).
The action in the 9th round of Spanish Segunda Division is going to be opened with the clash between Malaga and Albacete.
Home side wants to bounce back to the Primera Liga after being relegated at the end of the previous season. They are doing well in this one as Malaga are sitting on the top place being defeated just once so far in the season.
The hosts are two points ahead of Granada and although Gustavo Leschuk and the lads haven’t produced too many goals, the key of their good results is rock solid defence. Malaga have been perfect when playing in front of their fans and they managed to keep the clean sheet in all four occasions.
Albacete are also enjoying their start of the season and they’ve suffered their first defeat in the latest round. However, they’ve been in variable form lately and the visitors booked two victories in the last five rounds.
Luis Miguel Ramis’ side is one of the most efficient teams in the competition, while their defence hasn’t been so tight. Away side has been putting very good performances when playing away from home as they managed to snatch seven points from four outings.
Malaga vs Albacete: Head-to-head
Albacete have been much more successful lately as they haven’t lost in the last four encounters and during that period, they celebrated three victories over their rivals.
Their clashes have been fairly efficient, and in every second encounter, the crowd was able to see both teams scoring.
Interesting fact is that Malaga managed to celebrate a home victory just once in their five matches at Estadio La Rosaleda.
Malaga vs Albacete: Prediction
Although they haven’t been playing well against their opponents lately, Malaga are still slight favourites in this one. We believe all three points will stay at Estadio La Rosaleda and the hosts should keep their perfect home record.
Home side has been really hard to crack and they still haven’t allowed a goal when playing at their pitch. We are not expecting to see these two sides scoring to many times in this one and the match should remain under 2.5 margin.
Malaga vs Albacete: Bet Tips
Home win @ 3/4 (1.75)
Under 2.5 goal FT @ 1.62 (5/8).