Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Málaga CF focuses its sights on Villarreal B and Leganés

The accounts have changed. The margin of error has narrowed further for a Malaga CF who let 2 points escape from La Rosaleda against Huesca (0-0). In the absence of four days to play, the distance with salvation is 6 points, and now the point of view has changed objective. If until this weekend Racing de Santander was the closest ‘prey’ to hunt, now the efforts are focused on reaching Villarreal B or Leganésteams that currently mark the permanence in LaLiga SmartBank.

The draw against Huesca has been an important step backwards, but the mathematics still give the blue and white team options. The Malaga fans left La Rosaleda with their heads down, even more so because of the way in which the victory was not achieved, after missing a penalty with 10 minutes to go, but the subsequent defeat of Villarreal B in Burgos He revolutionized the networks again and many followers continue to get the accounts. On Saturday Leganés had already fallen in Tenerife, and it is the other team that now has to be followed closely.

The permanence is really complicated, because Málaga needs to win practically everything and hope that one of these two teams ahead of them will leave at least half of the points along the way. With four games to go (12 points at stake), Pellicer’s men have 40 points, while Villarreal B and Leganés already have 46 in their locker. In other words, the objective in this final month of competition is to add 6 points more than one of these two teams, with the advantage that the blue and whites have won the particular average for both, and in a three-way tie they would also come out on top.


Málaga can no longer fail. If he wins all that is left, he will reach 52 points, and that should be enough to maintain the category. It is not 100% guaranteed either, but logic says that with a full victory in these four games it should be worth it. Could it serve to add 9 or 10 points out of 12? Maybe yes, but it would depend on what their most direct rivals fail.

The blue and white team have two away games to play and another two at La Rosaleda. In Martiricos they must receive Mirandés, already saved, and Ibiza, already relegated, on the last day. In all the cabals it is that Pellicer’s team gets those 6 points. The most complicated will be the matches away from the Costa del Sol. This week (Sunday, 4:15 p.m.) visit a practically evicted Ponferradina and who could sign her mathematical descent if she does not win. And two days later he will have the game that, a priori, is more difficult. He will play in Mendizorroza against an Alavés who could be playing for direct promotion.

Win, win and win again, there is no other. And hope that his predecessors on the table continue to give life. Villarreal B is the one that, on paper, has the most complicated calendar. They receive a Sporting (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) that has yet to certify their permanence, then they will travel to Las Palmas and play at home against Levante -two very tough games- and will finish the championship in Andorra. Leganés, meanwhile, has to play with Huesca and Andorra in Butarque and with Burgos and Granada, on the last day, at home. Each stumble of one of these teams will feed the blue and white hopes of maintaining the category.


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