Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Ponferradina will be looking to bounce back from a heavy 3-0 loss to Mallorca when they host Malaga at their Estadio El Toralin on Matchday 12. La Ponfe experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the defeat to los Bermellones, but the loss at the island was more than expected. Ponferradina are eyeing their sixth win of the season against Malaga, but this game will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.
Los Boquerones aim to climb to the playoffs berth, and given their display in a 2-1 win at Sabadell, we predict that the Andalusians are going to grab something from the Estadio El Toralin showdown. A close encounter is on the cards in El Berzo region, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. Under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their previous two meetings in La Liga 2.
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 (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.