Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Malaga play host to Ponferradina at their Estadio La Rosaleda on day 17 of the new La Liga 2 campaign. Los Boquerones are stuck at the bottom with only 11 points on their account, and, no doubt, they will fight tooth and nail to emerge triumphant in Saturday’s clash. Midfielder Haitam Abaida is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in a 1-1 draw with Zaragoza, whereas both Moussa Diarra and Victor Olmo remain in the recovery room.
Defender Javier Jimenez is banned for the match. Meanwhile, La Ponfe played out a 1-1 draw with Real Oviedo in their last league fixture. David Gallego’s troops have a chance to escape the danger zone, but beating Malaga in Andalusia is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Álex Gallar):
Alex Gallar is a Spanish footballer, who plays for Huesca in La Liga. Alex Gallar’s main position is left winger, but he is used as both right winger and left midfielder as well. Born in Terrasa (Spain) on March 19, 1992, Alex Gallar began his youth career at his hometown club Terrasa, but in 2010 he moved to Mallorca youth academy.
Speaking of his senior career, Alex Gallar played for Terrassa, Mallorca B, Murcia B, Rubi, Cornella, Hercules and Cultural Leonesa before joining Huesca in 2017. Gallar quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Huesca and it has to be noted that he scored five goals in 24 appearances for the El Alcoraz outfit in the 2017/2018 Segunda Division campaign.
The Spanish winger helped Huesca secure promotion to La Liga, with the player making his debut in the Spanish elite division in a 2-1 away win over Eibar. Alex Gallar’s contract with Huesca should expire on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Ponferradina):
SD Ponferradina is a professional Spanish club based in the El Bierzo region. Founded on June 7, 1922, la Ponfe compete in Segunda Division, with the team welcoming their rivals at Estadio el Toralin. The venue is pretty small, holding up to 8,400 spectators, and it was opened in September 2000.
Ponderradina’s main rivals are Deportivo Leonesa, with the two clubs facing each other in the Province of Leon derby. La Ponfe are well known for their white jerseys with blue strips. In the 2010/11 season Ponferradina did well to win the Castilla y Leon Cup, with the team beating UD Salamanca in the title game.
The likes of Jonathan Ruiz, Oscar De Paula, Samuel Camille, William Jebor, Yuri, Lucas Dominguez, Francisco Prieto, Nabil Baha, and Dmytro Khomchenovskyi are the notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Each of one them made 100 or more appearances in the league for Ponferradina.