Free-scoring Malaga can brush aside Deportivo in Saturday's TV clash.
Malaga v Deportivo La Coruna – Saturday 12:00, Sky Sports 3
Malaga finished their game at the Nou Camp with nine men and a point to show for their gritty efforts, and this week they host a Deportivo outfit flirting with the relegation zone in a bid to climb into the top half. Deportivo suffered a gut-wrenching defeat against Sevilla at the weekend, and they will be desperate for a win to distance themselves from the bottom three.
While Malaga showed great spirit to secure a 0-0 draw in Catalonia, the two red cards they accrued en route leave them with an even bigger selection headache than before. Diego Llorente and Juan Carlos join Lopez on the suspension list, and Welington, Kuzmanovic, Charles and Keko remain injured. However, the important Camacho returns following a ban,. For the visitors, last weekend’s early goalscorer Babel is a doubt on the left wing following a thigh complaint, and with just one win in their last 18 away league games, they will be very apprehensive of a tricky trip to Malaga.
Malaga have scored freely at home, with 11 goals on their way to winning their last four home matches, while Depor have scored more than once on the road only once in the last 12 months. With that in mind, we’re backing the Malaga -1 handicap as the Andalusians have won by more than one in seven of their last 12 home wins.