Match preview: #AlbaceteMálaga

Málaga CF is heading to Castilla La-Mancha to face Albacete Balompié at the Carlos Belmonte on LaLiga 1|2|3 matchday 41.


01/06/2019 11:01

The match between the Albacetistas and Malaguistas pits the two teams in 3rd place (71 points) and 4th place (68 points) in the table respectively. In the first-round clash, held at La Rosaleda, Málaga CF won by 2-1 (Blanco Leschuk brace).

Gorka Sagués Oscoz from the Basque Country will be officiating. He has refereed two official Málaga CF games, both this season and both away from home; Sporting de Gijón 2-2 Málaga CF and CD Numancia 1-1 Málaga CF.


Players in common Albacete Balompié-Málaga CF

Basti*, Ángelo*, Emilio, Axier, Calandria, Alberto Aguilar, Salva Ballesta, José Juan Luque, Antonio Hidalgo, Pina, Carpintero, Erice, Edu Ramos, Keko, Héctor and Cifuentes

(*) Also played for CD Málaga.

Players in common Albacete Balompié-CD Málaga

Camoto, Lezama, Juanele, Parra, Antonio Merino, Jon García, Fonseca, Da Silva, Chesa and Padilla

Coaches in common Albacete Balompié-Málaga CF

José González

Coaches in common Albacete Balompié-CD Málaga


(*) Bernabé Cantós ‘Camoto’, a CD Málaga player in the 1943/44 season, was Albacete Balompié manager in the mid-50s

Players who debuted with Málaga CF against Albacete Balompié at the Carlos Belmonte

Cristian Díaz (Albacete Balompié 2-2 Málaga CF, 03/01/1999)


To take into account

  • Keidi Bare, Pacheco and Erik Morán, with 4 yellow cards, plus Adrián with 9, are the Malaguistas on the brink of suspension.
  • Adrián is MCF’s league ‘pichichi’ with 10 goals. Bela, with 11 goals, is Albacete Balompié’s top scorer.
  • Away from home, Málaga CF has accumulated 8 victories, 7 draws and 5 defeats (31 points), scoring 21 goals and conceding 16.
  • At home, Albacete Balompié in LaLiga 1|2|3 has obtained a total of 9 victories, 10 draws and 1 defeat, with 28 goals scored and 15 conceded.

Stats and facts

  • The fourth time Albacete Balompié and Málaga CF will play one another at the Carlos Belmonte in a Second Division match.
  • In the three previous matches in the silver division, results were one draw (2-2, 1998/99 season) and two defeats (both by 2-1, 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons). In addition, there have been two First Division matches, both ending in victory for the Malaguistas (0-1, 2003-04 season and 1-2, 2004-05 season).
  • In the three past seasons in the silver division, on matchday 41, Málaga CF obtained one victory (1-2 against CD Toledo) and two draws (1-1 against Cádiz CF and 0-0 against Granada 74 CF).

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