Another duel handicapped by the FIFA international pause will be held in Spain, between Málaga and Cádiz. Opposite positions in the table and players available for this game set the odds for the visitors.
Málaga is suffering an already anticipated crisis. For this season, the team only managed to sign 17 players due to the maximum salary cap. In fact, they already had problems in the first round of the league after calling 8 non-professional players to the first match and lost that game. The situation was reported and the federation didn’t cancel the game but announced a 300 euro fine for the team. Now, their problems are bigger as they will have to play against Cádiz in the middle of an international break and only 11 players will be available. Lorenzo was called by the U20 Swedish national team for the FIFA matches. The goalkeeper Munir Mohand will also join Morocco during this FIFA schedule as well as the Albanian Keidi Bare and the Venezuelans Juanpi Añor and Mikel Villanueva on their respective national teams.
To these 5 missing players, Málaga adds Adrián González to the absentees’ list, after receiving a red card in the last round against Huesca, and Dani Pacheco, who is injured at the moment. For those reasons, the team asked the federation to postpone this match but the history does not show a good outcome for this kind of petitions, especially when the teams already know the rules and how to manage their sign-ups before the season starts.
On the other side, Cádiz started the season in great form and they have been almost unstoppable after 10 rounds, with 8 victories, 1 draw, and 1 loss. The only defeat came against Alcorcon, in a match where Cádiz saw a total of three red cards and the defeat was more than obvious. Nevertheless, Cádiz is leading the table with 25 points, being Almería the closest rival 7 points below them. Also, Málaga is 19th with only 8 points and only 1 victory after the same 10 rounds.
Regarding Málaga’s petition, Cádiz’s coach thinks the game is going to be played anyways. Cervera said, “I understand the request, but the rule is there. We lived the same last year.” During the interview, he also mentioned that a rule can’t be changed, especially when it has been fulfilled many times in the last few years.
Given this recent news, I think the match points to Cádiz’s direction. The visitors are in a good streak and the position on the table is the proof of that, while Malaga will need to push harder and make big changes in the team if they want to continue in this league for another year. I will bet for Cádiz victory in VIP-IBC and you can do it too if you sign-up at the best betting software with the highest odds and limits.