• Malaga have scored at least once in each of their last 10 Primera meetings with Villarreal, scoring exactly twice in their last four at home.
  • Despite that, Malaga have only won two of their last eight La Liga meetings with Villarreal at La Rosaleda (D4 L2).
  • Bernd Schuster’s side, who beat Granada in their last home league game; have not won consecutive games in front of their own fans since September.
  • Of their three previous visits to Andalusia this season, Villarreal have only won, and scored in, one (v Almeria), losing the other two.
  • Marcelino has only won one of his five meetings with Malaga as a La Liga manager (D2 L2) and that came with Sevilla.
  • Villarreal have scored just four headed goals this season; a league-low.
  • Malaga’s joint top scorer Ignacio Camacho has scored five league goals this season; all five have come in the first-half.
  • Villarreal top scorer Uche (12 goals) is on his longest drought of the season; he has gone nine league games without a goal.