• Barcelona have won their last 11 league meetings with Malaga, scoring an average 3.36 goals per game.
  • Barcelona have only lost one home league meeting with the Andalusian side since their reformation, coming back in November 1999 (1-2).
  • If Tata Martino’s side don’t win this game, they will have gone three league games without a victory; their worst run since May 2009 (D2 L2).
  • Lionel Messi will have gone 120 days without a league goal when this game starts; his longest run within a single season since 2006/07.
  • Barcelona have only conceded six home league goals all season, a league-low, while only Betis (six) have scored fewer away goals than Malaga (seven) this term.
  • Barca have already failed to score in three different games this season, something that has not happened since 2011/12 (three all season).
  • Despite Pique’s goal against Levante, Barcelona are still the team to have scored the lowest percentage of goals via headers this term (7%).
  • On the other hand, the Catalans have conceded a league-high 38% of their goals to headers. Malaga, meanwhile, have scored their last four league goals in this way.
  • Malaga have failed to score in three successive league games; if they fail to score here, they will equal their worst goalless run of the campaign (four games).
  • Bernd Schuster’s win percentage of 25% with Malaga is his worst with any of his four La Liga clubs.
  • Alexis Sanchez has scored more goals than any other Barcelona player at the Camp Nou in La Liga this season (10).