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Match preview: #EibarMálaga

Málaga CF are away this weekend, heading to Ipurua to face SD Eibar on matchday 20 of LaLiga SmartBank. Kick-off is on Saturday at 20:30 (GOL and Movistar LaLiga).

The Blue and Whites, 11th in the standings with 26 points, are up against this rival in 3rd place with 35 points. Officiating is Rubén Ávalos Barrera from Catalonia. Up to now he has refereed Málaga CF in six official games, all in the Second Division. The Malaguista results are one victory and five defeats. Heading up the VAR is Saúl Ais Reig from Valencia.


Players in common SD Eibar-Málaga CF

Axier, Raúl Albentosa, Charles, Keko, Adrián, Borja Bastón, Recio, Blanco Leschuk, Iván Alejo, Yanis Rahmani and Lombán

(*) Homegrown Malaguista Sielva plays for SD Eibar

Coaches in common SD Eibar-Málaga CF



Match info

  • Brandon and injured players Jozabed and Luis Muñoz, with four yellow cards, are the Malaguistas on the verge of suspension. Genaro is suspended from this game.
  • Brandon and Kevin are the only Malaguistas to have played all matches (19) in the current Liga SmartBank.
  • Paulino and Brandon, with three goals, are the top Malaguista scorers in the League. Stoichkov, with nine goals, is SD Eibar’s ‘pichichi’.
  • Away from home in the league, Málaga CF have played nine matches, ending in three draws and six defeats: scoring six goals and conceding 19.
  • At home in LaLiga SmartBank, SD Eibar have played nine games, resulting in seven wins, one draw and one defeat (22 points). They have scored a total of 17 goals and conceded nine.


Stats and facts

  • The eighth time SD Eibar and Málaga CF have played one another at Ipurua in an official match (four in the First Division, two in the Second Division and one in the Copa del Rey).
  • In previous games, Málaga CF accumulated one victory, four draws and two defeats in Gipuzkoa.
  • In the past six seasons MCF have played in the silver division, on matchday 20, the lads obtained one victory, three draws and two defeats.