Malaga will face Real Oviedo at La Rosaleda Stadium, in Malaga, in the Spanish La Liga 2 38th Round. Malaga against Real Oviedo is the match with the big interest because of their positions in La Liga 2. Review our thoughts on this match below.
Malaga started this season very strongly and confidently, however, now they need to prove that they should be among 6 best Segunda teams. 3 games before the season end, hosts have 1 point difference with Deportivo La Coruna, which is at 6th place. In the last 10 matches of La Liga 2, Malaga won only twice, have drawn 4 and lost 4 games. Most valuable team of the league played one of the weakest ends of the season, collecting only 10 points in last 10 games. Gustavo Blanco Leschuk, who came from Donetsk Shakhtar on loan is the best striker of the squad together with Adrian Gonzalez ex-Real Madrid player scoring by 8 goals. In general, the squad from Malaga is facing big troubles in the attack, as they scored only 39 goals in 37 games. However, they conceded only 29 goals, and this is the second result among 8 first Segunda teams. Most interesting, that Malaga failed to win in 7 last matches of Segunda Division.
Unfortunately, Juankar, Mamadou Kone, Rajko Brezancic and Federico Ricca will miss next match due to injuries. This match should be very important for hosts if they want so save chances to fight for promotion to LaLiga.
Real Oviedo is also still fighting for play-offs of promotion to LaLiga. They are 2 points behind Malaga, so this game for Oviedo is very important as it could be the last chance. Their season statistic is very similar to their opponents, although, last 10 games look much better. Oviedo is unbeated in their last 6 matches of Segunda Division. Almost 20 years ago Real Oviedo played last time in LaLiga, and already 3 years in a row they playing almost similar seasons finishing between 7-9 places. Ex-Villareal player Joselu scored already 7 goals in the league. All the main squad players are fit and ready to play one of the most important games of the season.
Lats match they played at 19th Round of LaLiga 2 and have drawn the game with 0:0 result. In this game, the teams created very few dangerous moments, so this non-productive match was not surprising. Before the last game, they played in far 2000/01 La Liga season.
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