Spanish Segunda Division---Match Time：21/11/2020 21:00 Saturday GMT + 8
After 5 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, the home team is in the 8th position, havinf won 18 points so far. In the last match, they have tied in an away match against Ponferradina by (1‑1), after in the previous match they have won (1‑2) an away match against Sabadell. For the league, Malaga won 8 points out of 15 possible points, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 home matches. They haven't been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 20 of the last 49 have ended ended with Under 1,5 goals. They have conceded the first goal in 4 of their 12 matches for this competition, and have never been able to turn the score around.
Malaga arrives in this match with a draw, 1-1, in the travel to the Ponferradina ground, making it the second match in a row without losing to the championship, where they share the seventh place with Fuenlabrada with the same eighteen points. Yanis Rahmani opened the scoring at sixteen minutes in favor of the visitors, but with fifteen minutes left in the match, Curro scored the equalizer. In the discounts, Mohamed Benkhemassa received an expulsion order leaving the team in numerical inferiority for the remainder of the match.
The team led by Sergio Pellicer should line up in the usual 3-4-3, privileging possession of the ball. The top three players in charge of launching panic in the opponent's area are Jairo Samperio, Yanis Rahmani and Pablo Chavarria. Regarding the midfield, it should be formed by Ivan Calero, Luis Munoz, Ramón Enriquez and Matos. Apparently, the coach of the home team cannot count on Mohamed Benkhemassa.
The away team is currently in the 4th position of the league, with 22 points won, after 7 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Albacete, by (0‑0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Alcorcón, by (1‑0). In the last 5 away league matches Leganes has a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses, so they have won 4 points out of 15 possible.
Leganes confirmed their favoritism and beat Alcorcon, by 1-0, in a game related to the twelfth round of the SmartBank League. Sabin Merino scored the only goal of the match at 60', which turned out to be enough for the home team to grab the three points, important in the fight for promotion. The Madrid team has three consecutive matches without losing in this competition, where they are in the fourth place in the leaderboard with twenty-two points, five from leader Espanyol.
For this away match, coach Jose Lluis Marti should present the team in a 4-4-2 formation, promoting defensive organization and quick attacks. Borja Baston and Juan Munoz should be the main figures in the attack of the visitors. In turn, the central corridor should be formed by Jose Manuel Arnáiz, Ruben Perez, Ruben Pardo and Sergi Palencia. There are no noteworthy absences for this match.
This game has all the ingredients to be balanced and with few goals on the scoreboard, with the visitors having the best goal opportunities and the home team controlling the ball without danger to the Leganes goal. Having said that and taking into account the last matches between the two teams, risking in favor of the visitors, with a return option in case of a tie, is a value bet.
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