Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Real Oviedo and Malaga face each other in a highly-anticipated La Liga 2 game at Estadio Nuevo Carlos Tartiere. Los Azules desperately needed a win against Ponferradina, and they managed to get one. Thanks to the triumph Real Oviedo put an end to their six-game winless run, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Summer signing Borja Baston should keep his place up front after scoring a late winner in the last league match.
Los Boquerones, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Lugo. The Andalusians have been playing some low-scoring games of late, and they are likely to stick to their defensive style of play. Since under 2.5 goals have been netted in four of Oviedo’s last five home fixtures, we are unlikely to see goals galore at Estadio Nuevo Carlos Tartiere. Senegal international Sekou Gassama should miss out with injury for the away side.
Highlighted Player (Alejandro Arribas ):
Born in Madrid, Spain on May 1, 1989, Alejandro Arribas is a Spanish footballer who plays for Real Oviedo in La Liga 2. Arribas is a very experienced defender as he played for Primera Division sides Rayo Vallecano, Osasuna, Deportivo La Coruna and Sevilla in the past.
He is a product of Rayo Majadahonda football school, but he did not see any game action with the club at senior level. Alejandro Arribas played for Mexican club UNAM before signing a three-year deal with Real Oviedo in the summer of 2019.
He made his debut with los Azules in a 2-1 loss to Fuenlabrada on August 31, 2019. The towering defender has never received a call-up for the Spain national football team. His main position is centre-back, but he can be used as a right-back as well if needed. The right-footed footballer has a contract with Real Oviedo until June 30, 2021.
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.