At the start of the stage, Malaga was on the penultimate spot in La Liga, 19. Espanyol was 15 and has 9 points more than Malaga, 20 against 11.
Malaga comes after two defeats in La Liga, Vitoria with Alaves and home with Betis. Malaga has not scored any goals in these last two games.
Malaga did not win the last three games played on own ground in La Liga or Copa del Rey, with Numancia, Levante and Betis, second-level teams in Spanish football.
Espanyol has not lost in the last two championship matches. In the last match in La Liga, he won a big victory with Atletico Madrid. In the last move, he made a draw in Las Palmas.
From Malaga, you will miss a team scorer, Diego Rolan Peak.
Espanyol has stronger players in European football, Brazilian defender Naldo, Brazilian top Leo Baptistao, strikers Sergio Garcia and Gerard Moreno, midfielder Pablo Piatti and Javi Fuego.
In the previous away from Malaga, Espanyol won 1-0.
Double chance – Espanyol or Equal Win (X2)