Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
A place in the second round of the Spanish Cup will be at stake when Escobedo and Malaga face each other at Estadio Eusebio Arce on Tuesday evening. Los Boquerones have been struggling to live up to their expectations in the 2019/2020 season, with the team sitting in the 16th position in the Segunda Division standings after 20 rounds.
The Andalusians, though, have been impressive at the back of late, and you should bear in mind that they managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last three league fixtures. Seeing that Malaga are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Tuesday’s clash, we are tempted to put our money on under 2.5 goals. Escobedo recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Bezana in their last league match, which is yet another reason why a low-scoring affair is on the cards.
Highlighted Player (David Lomban):
David Lomban was born in Aviles, Asturias on 5 June, 1987 and he began his senior career at Valencia. The 185-cm-tall defender played 37 matches for Valencia B and he made no more than three appearances for the first team. After spending the 2009/2010 season on loan at Salamanca, he joined Xerez in 2010 and two years later he signed for Barcelona B.
David Lomban played just one season for the Catalan outfit in Segunda Division and then he decided to take a bigger step towards a brighter future as he joined La Liga side Elche. After making 62 appearances for the club, he signed a three-year contract with Granada on 10 August, 2015. Lomban played 31 games for los Granadinos in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, but he failed to find the net for the Andalusian outfit in the top flight.
David Lomban’s contract with Granada expires on 30 June, 2018. Speaking of his international career, the Granada defender has 11 caps for Spain U17 and he played one match for Spain U20 team as well.
Highlighted Team (Malaga):
Malaga Club de Futbol is a Spanish football club from Malaga which host their games in Estadio La Roselado which has a capacity of 28700. The club from the south of Spain is playing in the Primera Division since 2008. In June 2010 sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bought Malaga Club de Futbol.
Malaga CF was found in 1994 after a fusion between former clubs Club Deportivo Malaga and Atletico Malaga. After playing down and forth in lower Spanish divisions the clubs managed to play in the Primera Division for the first time in 1999. After a good performance in the Intertoto Cup Malaga managed to qualify for the UEFA cup for the first time ever in 2004.
Well known players that played for Malaga in their career are: Van Nistelrooy, Cazorla, Monreal, Baptista Saviola and Toulalan.