Osasuna have won just one of their last 12 matches in all competitions, form which currently sees the Basque club rooted to the bottom of the table.
In recent weeks, however, the hosts have drawn three games. A narrow 4-3 loss to Sevilla last weekend highlights improvement for the relegation favourites.
Malaga are winless in their last six La Liga matches, losing their last four in disappointing fashion. Marcelo Romero’s men have slipped down to 14th. Place your Bet on NaijaBet.com
Osasuna – David Garcia returns from suspension for the home side and is expected to replace Ivan Marquez in central-defensive three.
Fausto Tienza is out with a one-match ban, however, meaning that Imanol should get a start in the middle of the park.
Sergio Leon and Oriol Riera should continue up top, with Oier getting an extended run in defence.
Malaga – Sandro Ramirez is expected to be out for the next month, which should see Adalberto Penaranda continue up front of the visitors.
Juanpi should retain his place on the right-hand side, after scoring last time out against Real Madrid.
Diego Llorente is available again for Malaga, but young Luis Munoz could hold his place at centre-back for now.
Osasuna have conceded at least 3 goals in their last 4 home matches in La Liga.
Osasuna have seen under 2.5 goals in 9 of their last 10 matches against Malaga in all competitions.
Malaga have failed to win their last 13 away La Liga matches .
Malaga have been losing at both half time and full time in their last 3 away matches in La Liga.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Osasuna’s last 8 home La Liga games.
Malaga have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 away matches (La Liga).
Malaga are undefeated in 12 of their last 13 away matches against Osasuna in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Osasuna’s last 8 home games (La Liga).