• Malaga are without a win in three consecutive league meetings with Espanyol (D2 L1), failing to score in all three.
  • Malaga have won four of their last five home meetings with Espanyol, scoring two goals per game on average however they did lose this fixture last season.
  • Bernd Schuster’s side have lost just one of their last five league games (W2 D2) and that was against Real Madrid (1-0 in La Rosaleda).
  • Malaga will be without the suspended Duda in this game; he is their leading assister in La Liga this term with five.
  • Espanyol have won just one of their last seven away league games (D3 L3) but that was against Athletic in the Nuevo San Mames (2-1 in February).
  • With his sending off against Celta Vigo, Duda became the most red carded player in Malaga CF’s top-flight history (seven).
  • Roque Santa Cruz’s last three league goals have all been headers, and all have come at La Rosaleda.
  • Sergio Garcia has only scored one goal in 12 previous meetings with Malaga, but that came on his last trip to La Rosaleda.