Albacete vs Malaga ( WON )
Albacete vs Malaga
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Two of the top four in Spain’s second tier meet this weekend, with both sides hoping to make it back to the top flight next term. Malaga were competing in the Champions League quarter-finals not too long ago, but they’re set for the playoffs in the Segunda Division this term. They are currently fourth, but they could leap into third with a victory over Albacete on Sunday. Will they be able to get a huge boost in their promotion bid with an away win here, or will the hosts keep their automatic promotion hopes alive?
Albacete need a huge turnaround to make the top two, having fallen four points shy of second-placed Granada after their loss to them in their last home game. They are set to fight for promotion in the playoffs too, but can they keep their automatic hopes alive going into the final day? The hosts will be aiming to pick up another home success, having won nine times at their own ground this term. They’ve been a tough side to break down in front of their own fans, having lost only once at home in the league this term.
Meanwhile, Malaga are trying to find their way back to the top tier. They seem on course based on their results of late, with their three-game winning run setting them up for a strong playoff campaign. Malaga are aiming to bounce back from relegation at the first attempt, but can they pull off a fourth straight win ahead of the playoffs? The visitors are among the strongest away sides in the division, with only two sides picking up more points on the road this term.
Meanwhile, Malaga are in decent away form, but they’ve won at just one of the league’s top eight. They’ve got their own issues with winning important games, but they have lost just one of their last 12 trips. That leads us to think they’ll avoid defeat here again, while we expect another draw at home for the hosts. We’re going with a draw as our main tip here, given that it has landed in 50% of Albacete’s games at home.