Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Estadio La Rosaleda will host Monday’s Andalusian derby between Malaga and Zaragoza, the two bottom-table sides. Los Boquerones aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Real Oviedo and Albacete, and seeing that they are eight points behind the safe zone, this has to go down as a must-win game for the home side. Luis Zuniga serves a one-game ban, with Genaro Rodriguez likely to step up, while EScassi Olivia missing out with a muscle problem. Esteban Burgos is banned for the match as well.
Los Blanquillos, on the other hand, aim to recover from a massive 4-1 loss to Alaves, but seeing that the relegation-threatened hosts want this win more than the visitors, we are going to bet on los Albicelestes this time out. Victor Mollejo remains on the sidelines with a long-term injury, while fellow forward Ivan Azon faces race against the clock to be fit for Monday’s clash.
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 (Zaragoza):
Based in the autonomous community of Aragon, Zaragoza is a Spanish football club that plays in Segunda Division. The club was founded on March 18, 1932 and it plays their home matches at the legendary La Romareda stadium.
The venue opened on September 8, 1957 has the capacity of 33,608 people. Los Blanquillos wear white shirts and blue shorts when playing on home soil, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit. Zaragoza did well to win the la liga trophy in the 1977/78 season, with the team finishing the campaign four points clear of second-place Recreativo de Huelva.
Speaking of the club’s European success, Zaragoza clinched the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in the 1994/95 season as they defeated 2-1 in the title game. Fabio Coentrao, Pablo Aimar, Roberto Ayala, Diego Milito, Gabriel Milito, Cafu, and David Villa are the most notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Huesca are considered the club’s main rivals.