Without a win in their last four games in La Liga, Malaga will be looking to bounce back to winning ways when they host the inconsistent Real Sociedad side at La Rosaleda in the 18th round of the Spanish top flight.
Malaga are currently sitting in 13th place in the league table with 21 points from 5 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses. They have scored 26 goals and conceded 29 since the start of the season.
Juan Carlos should start at left-back unchallenged for the hosts, as Miguel Torres has picked up a muscle injury. Recio is expected to partner Ignacio Camacho at the base of the midfield, allowing for Pablo Fornals to have more license to get forward.
The hosts have been in a really bad form in recent weeks. The team have failed to win any of their last 4 La Liga games. Malaga have collected a total of 2 points from a possible 12 in their last four league matches. Their last game was against Celta Vigo away from home where they lost 3-1.
Real Sociedad are currently sitting in 6th place in the league table with 29 points from 9 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses. They have scored 28 goals and conceded 25 since the start of the season.
Raul Navas and Zaldua are both expected to get starts in defence for the away side, despite carrying knocks. Carlos Vela has a minor knee complaint, but the Mexican is backed to start on the right-hand side over Juanmi.
The visitors are in a much better situation at the moment. Real Sociedad have been solid since the start of the season but the team lacked consistency in their most recent weeks. They have collected 5 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games. Their last game in La Liga was against Sevilla at home where they suffered a heavy 4-0 loss.
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