Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Malaga will be aiming to record their first win of the season when they host Leganes at their Estadio La Roasaleda. Los Boquerones head into Sunday’s football game following a 2-0 loss to Sevilla in the local derby and, no doubt, they are desperate to get back on course. The Andalusian side produced a fine display in a 3-3 draw with Athletic Bilbao on Matchday 6 and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Leganes. The capital club have been in a splendid form at the start of the season and they did well to hold Atletico Madrid to a goalless draw in their last league match. However, seeing that Malaga want this win more than Leganes, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts, who are stuck at the bottom of the La Liga standings. A man to watch in the home team will be summer signing Diego Rolan, who scored a brace in the draw against Athletic Bilbao.
Highlighted Player (Juanpi):
Born in Caracas, Venezuela on 24 January, 1994, Juan Pablo Anor Acosta played for the likes of Loyola, Caracas and Malaga during his youth career. Juanpi is still part of Malaga and he plays for the La Liga outfit as an attacking midfielder and his side positions are right wing and central midfield. The Venezuelan footballer is well known for his speed and his brilliant technique. Juanpi made his La Liga debut on 29 August, 2014, coming as a substitute in the 75th minute of a 3-0 defeat at Valencia. The pacey footballer scored his first goal for Malaga on 6 January, 2015 in a Copa del Rey game against Levante. Juanpi represented Venezuela U17 team at the 2011 South American Championship and he made two appearances for Venezuela U20 team as well. On 14 November, 2014 Juanpi made his debut for the senior team, coming as a substitute in a 5-0 loss to Chile. The Venezuelan ace scored his first goal for the Venezuelan national team in a 2-2 draw with Argentina in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Highlighted Team (Leganes):
Leganes are a Spanish football club that have mostly been playing in lower leagues. Los Pepineros play their home games at Batarque (Madrid) and the capacity of the stadium is just 8,138. Leganes secured their promotion to the Spanish La Liga for the first time ever in 2016 and, no doubt, that is considered the club’s biggest success.
Leganes’ bitterest rivals are fellow capital club Getafe and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the South Madrid derby.
The colour of the team’s home kit is white and blue, whilst their away kits are green. The likes of Pierre Webo, Samuel Eto’o, Ivan Zarandona, Jose Chamot, Catanha, Ruben Falcon, Jordi Lardin and Pedro Lago are famous players who were part of the Batarque outfit in the past. Lady Maria Victoria Pavon is the first female president in the history of the club and she has been in charge of the club since 2009.