El Molinón fort receives one of the best visitors

Sporting, the only team that has not lost yet at home, faces Malaga, the third best away, but has won one of the last eight games.


Sporting is the only team that has not yet lost a game in their field and is, in scoring, the third best home in the SmartBank League. The Molinón-Quini has therefore become an almost impregnable fortress that wants to continue being so, although this day it receives one of the best visitors in the competition, Málaga, the third party with the most points away from home (continues the game live on AS.com) .

But Málaga have only won one of their last eight games. While it shares with Sabadell the dubious honor of being the worst venue in the category, outside of La Rosaleda it plays like home; he has added 20 points and six wins. However, the doubts his football generates have resulted in Pellicer's rebellion: "The team is better than people say," said the Malaguista coach.

The rival, therefore, seems less dangerous for a Sporting that has regained strength and enthusiasm with last day's win at Las Gaunas (0-4). Especially his reference this season, Uros Djurdjevic. The Serbian striker got a hat-trick in Logroño that has raised his confidence level and has placed him at the top of the competition's scorers table.

Djuka will be, one more week, the stiletto in David Gallego's line-up in which no changes are expected. Therefore, the same eleven that thrashed Logroñés are expected. The novelty may be the absence of Víctor Campuzano in the call, since he did not exercise in the last training session of the week in Mareo and he has not had a normal week of work due to some discomfort that he has been dragging since his arrival in Gijón.

For his part, Sergio Pellicer will once again make notable modifications to his line-up. He can return to the line of four defenders with a probable return of Matos on the left back for Cristo. In the center of the field, Luis Muñoz is out due to a contusion on his right foot, although Escassi will return after having served his sanction. Another likely return will be that of goalkeeper Dani Barrio, within the framework of the rotation that Pellicer usually does every two days between the Gijon man and Juan Soriano.

The keys to the game

Going streak: Djurdjevic awaits Málaga as the top scorer in the category, after his hat-trick in Las Gaunas.

The defense: Much criticized after the defeat against Zaragoza with the line of five. Pellicer will likely rectify it.

Solvency: Sporting de Gallego has shown itself to be very reliable at home, based all on its defensive efficiency and a successful center forward.

Yanis: The Franco-Algerian, three goals and five assists, has lowered his level. The team needs its best version.

As to follow

Cumic: The other Sporting Serb is increasingly comfortable and adapted, offering more performance every day. In Logroño he scored his first goal.

Chavarría: He scored the winning goal in Alcorcón and will once again be the offensive reference in Málaga.

High and low

Sporting: Bogdan and Aitor recovered (served a sanction) compared to last day, the absence this time will be Víctor Campuzano, who did not do the last training session.

Málaga: Luis Muñoz will not be due to an injury to his right foot. Escassi (served his sanction) and Ramón (better from his shoulder injury) are new. Benkhemassa and Hicham remain injured.

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