Match preview: #AlmeríaMálaga

Málaga CF will be in action at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos against UD Almería, in an Andalusian duel on LaLiga SmartBank matchday 18.


12/12/2020 13:44

The Blue and Whites, with 25 points and in 9th position in the table, will face Almería with 35 points and in 3rd place. The match is taking place tomorrow, Sunday at 16:00 (#Vamos and Movistar LaLiga).

Daniel Jesús Trujillo Suárez from the Canaries will be officiating, who has refereed Málaga CF in 11 official matches, both in the First and Second Divisions. The Malaguista results are four wins, one draw and six defeats. Oliver de la Fuente Ramos from Castilla y León will be at the helm of the VAR.


Players in common UD Almería-Málaga CF

Dani, Bravo, Sousa, Cidoncha, Jon Bakero, Dorado, Juanito, Míchel, Calleja, Manolo Gaspar, Rubén, Casado, Charles and Yanis Rahmani

(*) Former Malaguistas Alcalá and Munir played for UD Almería ‘B’

Coaches in common UD Almería-Málaga CF

Pepe Cayuela and Javi Gracia

(*) José Gomes, local coach, was assistant coach at Málaga CF in the 2010/11 campaign.

Players in common UD Almería-CD Málaga

Emilio, Onofre, Castillo and Diego López

Coaches in common UD Almería-CD Málaga


(*) Including players and coaches who were part of Almería CF

Players who debuted with Málaga CF against UD Almería at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos

  • Dani Pacheco (UD Almería 0-1 Málaga CF, 03/09/2018)
  • Boulahroud (UD Almería 0-1 Málaga CF, 03/09/2018)


Check it out

  • Luis Muñoz, Matos and Yanis Rahmani with four yellow cards, are the Malaguista players on the verge of suspension.
  • Juande, with four goals, is the top Malaguista scorer. Corpas, with seven goals, is UD Almería’s highest scorer.
  • Away from home, Málaga CF have claimed five victories, one draw and three defeats (16 points), scored 10 goals and conceded 12. One of the top 3 away teams.
  • At home, UD Almería have accumulated four victories, two draws and two defeats (14 points), scored nine goals and conceded four.


Stats and facts

  • The fourth time Málaga CF will face UD Almería away from home in the Second Division. Past matches ended in a victory for Málaga CF (0-1, 2018/19 season) and two draws (2-2, 2006/07 season and 0-0, 2019/20 season).
  • Counting the total number of Málaga CF’s matches in Almería (three as Atlético Malagueño) there are 13 in all categories of Spanish football, with a balance of two victories, five draws and six defeats. Five of these games were in the First Division, three in the Second Division, two in Second Division B, one in the Third Division and two in the Copa del Rey. The Malaguistas scored eight goals and conceded 14.
  • In the past five seasons MCF played in the Second Division, on matchday 18, they obtained two victories (3-0 against Sevilla Atlético and 1-0 against Cádiz CF), two draws (2-2 against Albacete Balompié and 0-0 against CD Numancia) and one defeat (3-2 against Real Murcia).

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