• Malaga have only won one of their last eight league meetings with Real Sociedad (D2 L5).
  • The Basque side are unbeaten in three visits to La Rosaleda, however (W2 D1). Their last defeat there came back in November 2005.
  • If only games in 2014 counted, Malaga would be in the relegation zone alongside Real Betis and Getafe (four points).
  • Real Sociedad are winless in three away league games (D1 L2), conceding an average of 3.6 goals per game in this run.
  • Sociedad have failed to score in their last two league games; if they draw another blank in this game, it will be their worst run of this kind this season.
  • Jagoba Arrasate’s side have scored just 41% of their goals in the second-half of games this season; a league-low.
  • Malaga have scored 56.5% of their goals (13 of 23) in the final half an hour of games and have taken nine points with goals in this period; the second-most in La Liga.
  • Carlos Vela has already logged eight assists in La Liga this season; just one short of his total of nine last term.
  • Portillo has committed more fouls without being booked than any other player in the Spanish top-flight this season (21).