Numancia – Malaga : Preview & Prediction
Numancia and Malaga are fighting at the Nuevo Estadio Los Pajaritos in a meeting for the Copa del Rey (16 round-of-final). There is no recent record of direct clashes between the two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they faced was on 05-02-2009 in a match that ended with the final result: Numancia (2-0) Málaga. Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
Until reaching this stage of the Copa del Rey (16 round of 32), the home team had to eliminate: Sporting Gijón and Real Oviedo. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 2 wins, 9 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a home defeat with Granada by (1-3). Numancia won 6, drew 1 and lost 3 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 13 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard. In the last 7 home matches in all competitions there are 1 highlights: he scored 5 of his 12 goals in minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Numancia, the Spanish second division team, arrives at this game with a defeat at home against Granada by 1-3, adding the second game followed without winning in official matches. Despite playing at home, coach Jagoba Arrasate is expected to line up in the usual 4-2-3-1 favoring the defensive organization and the direct balls for Manu del Moral. However, Pere Milla is the great highlight of Numancia so far with 4 goals and 2 assists. For this game the coach does not have the injured Medina.
The visiting team makes its debut in this edition of the Copa del Rey with the intention of achieving a positive result and surprise the team of the house. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 defeats as a visitor; against 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses in his stadium. In the last game that disputed, for the First Division, lost with the Barcelona out by (2-0). In the last 10 games as a visitor Málaga won 1, drew 1 and lost 8. The team has not been very strong defensively, as it has always conceded goals in the last 10 games, and its attack needs to improve, since it has failed to materialize in 8 of the last 10 games. This is a team that scores a few times first. Indeed, he has never opened the scoring in his last 9 games. In 9 games, he suffered the first goal 9 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 1 highlights in the last 6 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 4 of his 11 goals in the minutes (61’-75 ‘).
The Málaga team is going through a very complicated phase of the season and currently has 7 losses in 8 games played by the Spanish championship. In the last game for this competition, Malaga lost to Barcelona 2-0. In this away game, coach Míchel must keep the team in 4-4-2, benefiting the attacking soccer, especially on the sidelines: Keko and Chory Castro are the most important players of the team since they offer great space to their team. On the other hand, Diego Rolán is the great highlight of the team with 2 goals scored. It seems that Diego Polanco and Kuzmanovic are away from this game due to injury.
Numancia – Malaga : Betting Tips
Numancia – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70