Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Malaga and Leganes go head to head at Estadio la Rosaleda on day 13 of the new Segunda Division campaign. Malaga quickly bounced back from a 3-0 loss to Espanyol, with the team beating Sabadell on the road, while sharing the spoils with Ponferradina. Los Boquerones aim to climb to the top six in the La Liga 2 standings, but the game against Leganes will be anything but a walk in the park for the Andalusian outfit.
Defender Mohamed Benkhemassa is sidelined through suspension, but he is not regarded as a first-team regular. The capital club, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over rock-bottom Alcorcon. Leganes have been impressive at home ground this season, but given their anything but good away record, we are tempted to put our money on draw. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their previous three meetings.
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 (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.