Match preview: #RayoMálaga

Málaga CF are heading to Estadio de Vallecas to face Rayo Vallecano on matchday 4 of LaLiga SmartBank. Kick-off is tomorrow, Saturday at 21:00.


02/10/2020 14:45

The Blue and Whites, with six points and in 6th place in the table, are up against the rival from Madrid, in 7th place also with six points. The match will be broadcast by GOL.

Dámaso Arcediano Monescillo from Castilla-La Mancha will be officiating. To date, he has refereed Málaga CF in four official matches, all in the Second Division, with the Malaguistas claiming three draws and one defeat. David Pérez Pallás from Galicia will head up the VAR.


Players in common Rayo Vallecano-Málaga CF

Bravo, José González, Movilla, Ruano, Rojas, Contreras, Iznata, Canabal, Koke, Míchel, Peragón, Iván Rosado, Ibán Cuadrado, Rubén Martínez, Seba Fernández, Casado, Javi Guerra, Iturra, Alberto Bueno, Adrián, Dani Pacheco and Jozabed

Coaches in common Rayo Vallecano-Málaga CF

Juande Ramos, Gregorio Manzano, Marcos Alonso and Míchel

Players in common Rayo Vallecano-CD Málaga

Trigueros, Bellido, Larrubia, Ortiz, Madrid, Palacios, Dalmau, Velázquez, Búa, Aráez, Chesa and Zapatera

Coaches in common Rayo Vallecano-CD Málaga

Ramón Colón

Players who debuted with Málaga CF against Rayo Vallecano at Estadio de Vallecas

  • Casado (Rayo Vallecano 4-1 Málaga CF, 08/02/2014)
  • Iakovenko (Rayo Vallecano 4-1 Málaga CF, 08/02/2014)


To take into account

  • Away from home, Málaga CF have obtained one league victory and one defeat up to now. Rayo Vallecano have played one home game in LaLiga SmartBank so far, defeating CE Sabadell by 2-1.
  • With the debut of Jozabed, there are now 379 players who have worn the Blue and White jersey in an official match with Málaga CF.
  • Juan Soriano, Mejías, Jairo and Chavarría debut in a Blue and White squad list, along with Luis Muñoz this 20/21 campaign.
  • In Málaga CF’s four games with Arcediano Monescillo officiating, the team hasn’t managed to score a goal.


Stats and facts

  • The third time Rayo Vallecano and Málaga CF will face one another in the Second Division at Vallecas. In the previous two clashes, there was a Malaguista victory by 0-2 with a brace from Catanha in 98/99; whilst last season’s match ended in a draw (0-0).
  • In addition, Rayo Vallecano and MCF have locked horns on another 10 occasions at Vallecas; nine in the First Division and once in the Copa del Rey (when it was named Copa del Generalísimo and the Club was called Atlético Malagueño). The Malaguista balance of results in these 10 matches is two victories and eight defeats, with 13 goals scored and 27 conceded.
  • In the past five seasons in the Second Division, on matchday 4, Málaga CF obtained two victories (2-3 against CD Castellón and 1-0 against CD Tenerife), one draw (2-2 against Recreativo de Huelva) and two defeats (1-2 against CD Numancia and 0-1 against UD Almería).

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