Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Malaga will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Castellon when they host Alcorcon at their Estadio La Rosaleda. Los Boquerones showed character on Matchday 2, and they are now eyeing their first home win of the season. They will have to do it without Cifu, though, as he moved to Elche at the weekend. Alcorcon, on the other hand, have been impressive at the back at the start of the season.
Following a goalless draw with Mirandes, Alcorcon recorded a 2-0 win over Tenerife in their second game of the season. Considering that Malaga looked sharp at the back in the 1-0 win over Castellon, a low-scoring encounter is on the cards at Estadio La Rosaleda. In their last meeting in the Spanish second tier Malaga defeated Alcorcon 2-0, and, taking everything into account, under 2.5 goals betting option should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Jose Rodriguez):
Jose Rodriguez is a professional footballer who was born in Villajoyosa, Alicante on 16 December, 1994. Rodriguez started his senior career at Real Madrid B, playing 60 matches for Castilla between 2012 and 2014. He made his debut for Real Madrid on 1 December, 2012 in a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the local derby.
Three days later Rodriguez became the youngest footballer ever to play for los Blancos in the Champions League as he came as a substitute in a 4-1 win over Ajax. He played for Deportivo La Coruna on loan in the 2014/2015 campaign and he joined Galatasaray at the end of the season. However, he made just 14 league appearances for the Turkish side and in 2016 he moved to Germany.
Rodriguez joined Mainz on 1 July, 2016 and his contract with the Bundesliga club expires on 30 June, 2020. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both attacking midfielder and a right winger. Juan Rodriguez has six caps for Spain U21 team.
Highlighted Team (Alcorcon):
Founded on July 20, 1971, Alcorcon have been competing in Segunda Division since the 2010/11 season. Los Alfareros welcome their rivals at Santo Domingo, the stadium opened in 1999. The venue has the capacity of 5,100 people. Alcorcon have made it to the Segunda Division playoffs on several occasions, but they have never participated in La Liga.
The club’s biggest success in Copa del rey came in the 2009/10 season when they made it to the last 16 of the prestigious competition. Alcorcon suffered a 3-2 (on agg.) loss to Racing Santander in the round of 16. The club’s home colour is yellow, while their away kit is mainly blue.
Los Alfareros played their first official game on September 8, 1971, with the team losing 2-0 to Atletico Madrid youth team. The likes of Cordoba and Leganes are regarded as the club’s main rivals, while David Rodriguez is the club’s all-time top goalscorer.