Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
All eyes will be on RCDE Stadium when Espanyol and Malaga face each other in the La Liga 2 round 37. Los Periquitos aim to cement top position in the standings, and they must be high on confidence following a thrilling 4-0 win over Las Palmas. Pacey winger Puado, who scored a hat-trick at the weekend, will be the man to watch in the home team, and we predict that he is going to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Considering that a win over Malaga should see Espanyol secure automatic promotion, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Catalan outfit. Fuenlabrada, on the other hand, ruined Malaga’s playoffs hopes at the weekend. The Andalusians are low on spirits ahead of the trip to Barcelona, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Espanyol’s party at RCDE Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Diego Lopez):
Diego Lopez is a Spanish goalkeeper who plays for Milan in the Serie A. Lopez was born in Paradela on 3 November, 1981 and he played for Lugo during his youth career. He made two appearances for Lugo at senior level as well, but in 2000 he joined Real Madrid.
The 196-cm-tall shoot-stopper played for both Real Madrid C and Real Madrid B and he made just two appearances for the first team during his first spell at Real Madrid. After spending five seasons at Villarreal (2007-2012) the Spanish goalkeeper played for Sevilla in the 2012/2013 La Liga campaign, but he made no more than eight league appearances for los Sevillanos.
He returned to Real Madrid on January, 2013 and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular, replacing Iker Casillas in the starting XI. However, Real Madrid fans wanted to see Iker between the posts and, as a result, Diego Lopez was forced to join Milan in 2014. Lopez has only one cap for Spain national team.
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.