Malaga v Villarreal
Malaga's inconsistent form continued on Monday against Athletic Bilabao. The Costa del Sol side were convincingly beaten following a two-match winning streak. Bernd Schuster's side are not officially safe from relegation and this will be in the minds of the team as they host Villarreal.
Villarreal will be motivated for different reasons. They are in sixth spot and they need to secure it in order to guarantee European football for next season, which would be a great achievement on their return to La Liga. Marcelino's side are capable of playing some attractive football, but last week they showed their more gritty side as they ground out a slender 1-0 win over an always physically tough Levante outfit.
The Yellow Submarines will be boosted by the return of Giovanni dos Santos following his injury. He will pose a real threat to a Malaga defence that has not kept a clean sheet in four games.