Malaga vs Osasuna
Spain – Segunda Division
Date: Monday, 11th March 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda (Málaga).
The Segunda title is on the line, and so is the promotion to La Liga. Both teams are frontrunners for either of these and especially Osasuna. They currently sit atop the list of 22 teams, while Malaga is close behind in the fourth spot, trailing by just four points. Clearly one of the most exciting fixtures of the week for second division Spanish Football.
Though Osasuna is in good form, they have to deal with the away status for the tie, and the magnificent defense of Malaga. At home, Malaga has conceded just seven goals so far. The psychological advantage that Osasuna would have held due to their topper-tag is clearly negated by this fact.
As of now, either take on each other on equal footing.
Malaga vs Osasuna Head-to-head (h2h)
- Ten of the last twelve games had under 2.5 goals.
- Seven of the last eleven matches ended in draws.
- The last two meetings at this venue were also stalemates.
- Six of the last seven fixtures at this venue and nine of the last twelve had three or fewer goals.
Malaga vs Osasuna Prediction
Both these teams need the win. While Osasuna wants to keep enjoying their topper status, Malaga wants to enter the realm of direct promotion to the La Liga. More than that, either of them is going through unbeaten runs and most importantly, these teams predominantly favor their defense more than their attacking lines.
Osasuna has conceded just one goal in their last seven games, while Malaga let just two in their last six. At home, Malaga kept clean sheets in 12 of their last 18 ties, while Osasuna kept their nets clean in three of their last five road trips. Malaga also holds the distinction of having conceded the second-least number of goals at home.
And finally, coming to their h2h ties, ten of the last twelve encounters, and six of the last seven at this venue had under 2.5 goals. Also, the last two meetings at this venue and seven of the last eleven were draws.
As the trends suggest, we are in for a fierce encounter where defensive tactics will be given prevalence. Expect the first half to end goalless.
Malaga vs Osasuna Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Draw @ 1.83 (5/6)
Half Time Result: 0-0 @ 2.00 (1/1).