Real Madrid are fourth in the La Liga with sixty-four points after their 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in their last game. Although Zinedine Zidane’s side have qualified for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, finishing in the ‘top four’ and securing qualification for next season’s Champions League is crucial for the club.
Malaga are entrenched in the relegation zone as they are placed twentieth in the La Liga standings with seventeen points, having lost four of their last six league games, including a 3-2 loss to Deportivo La Coruna in their previous league outing.
Luis Hernandez is suspended for the home side while Juan Carlos Perez, Adalberto Penaranda and Juanpi are sidelined through injuries. Diego Rolan, Recio and Gonzalo Castro are listed as doubts as well. Real Madrid will be without the injured Nacho.
Malaga Possible Starting Lineup: Roberto Jimenez, Roberto Rosales, Diego Gonzalez, Ignasi Miquel, Miguel Torres, Samu Garcia, Mehdi Lacen, Manuel Iturra, Isaac Success, Youssef En-Nesyri, Diego Rolan.
Real Madrid Possible Starting Lineup: Keylor Navas, Daniel Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Theo Hernandez, Lucas Vasquez, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Marco Asensio, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema.
“We know that we go there to win the game, although it’ll be a tough match against opposition that’ll give their all. We’ll have to be ready to try and get something from it and continue our good run.”
– Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid.
According to Malaga vs Real Madrid H2H Stats, the last five matches between these two clubs have resulted in three wins for Real Madrid and two draws. In fact, Malaga have not defeated Real Madrid in any of their last ten encounters in all competitions.
While Malaga have failed to win fifteen of their last 16 league matches, Real Madrid are undefeated in twenty-two of their last 24 away matches in the La Liga.
A 3-0 win for Real Madrid is the most likely result.