Thursday, November 30, 2023

Málaga CF: Glass half full or half empty?

Málaga CF got a great point this Sunday in Can Misses. A tie that shows that the blue and white team is at the level of the best in the category and that this squad is capable of fighting back after falling behind on the scoreboard. The draw against UD Ibiza represents another ‘little step’ forward and extends Pellicer’s team’s streak to 11 games without losingHowever, it leaves a ‘but’, and that is that Málaga once again was not able to add three against one of the leading teams in the group.

triumphant streak

You have to look back very far to reach the last streak of similar results for the blue and white team. Málaga CF fell on the first day of the championship in Castalia against Castellón (2-1), the current outstanding leader, and since then they have not lost again. In total, 11 games and more than two and a half months without defeat. In that journey he has added 7 wins and 4 draws and now has a new match ahead of him at La Rosaleda, against Alcoyano (Saturday, 6:00 p.m.), to stretch the series even further.

Difficulties against tough rivals

Málaga CF’s unbeaten streak has taken them to third place, with 25 points out of 36 possible. And that draw in Ibiza thanks to Haitam’s great goal has allowed them to remain just two points behind the celestial team, second with 27 points. However, once again Pellicer’s team left a match against a rival from the upper zone without victory.

If we take a look at the classification, we have to go very low to see the majority of rivals that Málaga CF has defeated. Except for Antequera (4th), the rest of the teams that have fallen to the blue and white are in the lower middle zone of the table: Atleti B (12th), San Fernando (13th), Linares (16th), Recreativo Granada (17th), Atlético Baleares (19th) and Melilla (20th).

The players went to thank the fans in Ibiza for their support. Ibiza Diary

All of Martircos’ team’s setbacks have come against rivals from the middle or top of the table. The only defeat to date came against Castellón, leaderand the four draws against Ibiza (2nd), Córdoba (9th), Real Madrid Castilla (10th) and Recreativo de Huelva (11th). Of the teams in the first part of the classification that he has faced, They have only been able to knock down Antequera in El Maulí (0-2).

That may be the pending issue for a team that has already more than confirmed its candidacy for promotion. It is difficult for him to add three against the ‘gallitos’ of the category, but he still has cFour tests in the first round against rivals of this profile: Intercity (5th), Algeciras (6th), AD Ceuta (7th) and Real Murcia (8th).

Castellón does not give up, so if Málaga CF wants to continue in the battle for direct promotion, they have to add three at a time again as soon as possible.


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