La Liga resumes its operations after the winter break with the first fixture coming on Friday and hardly making any football fan excited in the world.
But for Malaga, the club with big aspirations when it was bought by some Arabs, it’s an important game for their fans and a game that can define what future may hold for them. They are 19th in the table, 5 points away from the safety and travel to Getafe for this important fixture. An easy game on the paper considering the profile of other teams in La Liga, but Getafe are anything but a soft nut to crack when they are playing at home.
Getafe have won five times in the nine games they played at home in La Liga this season, and on current home, form will finish the season on a respectable 7th place if home wins are taken into consideration.
Malaga, on the other hand, are the worst traveler in the top flight of Spain this season. They have lost eight times in their last nine away trips and anything other than three points in this match may prove to be the final straw for the under-fire manager.
Take a look at some statistics-
1. Getafe have won the last four meetings they played at home against Malaga.
2. While Malaga have won the last four they played at their home. But it’s a trip to Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, an away trip.
3. Getafe have scored 15 times in 9 matches at home, a goal difference of +8 looks quite well for them if we take their -4 goal difference when they travel.
4. Malaga have scored only once on their road trips this season and have conceded 17 times.