With only one win in their last five league games, Villarreal will be looking to get another three points when they host the wounded Malaga side at the Estadio de la Ceramica in the 22nd round of the Spanish La Liga.
Villarreal Need Top 4
The hosts have been in a very unstable state in their last few games in La Liga. The team have lost once, won once and drew three games in their last five league fixtures. Villarreal have collected a total of 6 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in La Liga. Their last league match was against Sevilla away from home where they drew 0-0.
Villarreal are currently sitting in the 6th place in the league table. They have 35 points from 9 wins, 8 draws and 4 losses. The team scored 28 goals and conceded 14 since the start of the season.
Alvaro Gonzalez and Roberto Soriano return from suspension and should immediately come back into the side. Manu Trigueros has been passed fit, after picking up a knock to his leg during the week.
The visitors are struggling in the league at the moment. The team have failed to win in their last five league matches. Malaga have collected a total of 1 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in La Liga. Their last league match was against Espanyol at home where they lost 1-0.
Malaga are currently sitting in the 1st place in the league table. They have 22 points from 5 wins, 7 draws and 9 losses. They have scored 28 goals and conceded 35 since the start of the season.
Juankar has a knock, but is still expected to feature from the off, with Miguel Torres ready to deputise at left-back if required. Martin Demichelis and Luis Hernandez should be deployed at centre-back, with fellow recent signing Jose Rodriguez in midfield.
Head To Head
Villarreal have won 4 of the last 5 meetings between the two teams. The last clash between the two teams was in September 2016 when the final score was 2-0 to Villarreal away from home.
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