Must-win clash at the bottom of the table as Malaga travel to Las PalmasFebruary 5, 2018
Bottom side Malaga travel to second-bottom Las Palmas for the Monday night La Liga fixture this match day.
Both sides know only a win will do if either are to avoid relegation to Segunda at the end of the season and a result in the Estadio Gran Canaria could be a springboard for a bid for survival.
Both sides were very busy in the transfer market but the most likely debutant is Las Palmas’ Martin Aguirregaray who could fill in at left-back.
For Malaga, who signed eight players this winter, the most likely change to the line-up would be the inclusion of Samuel Garcia on the left in place of the suspended Chory Castro who was sent off against Girona last week.
New signings Isaac Success, Ideye Brown and Mehdi Lacen are all in the squad but are only likely to make the bench.
The hosts come into the game on the back of a 3-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid, while Malaga have picked up two draws in Jose Gonzalez’s first two games in charge.
However, his side will have a lot of work to do given an atrocious record in Gran Canaria – Malaga last won there in 1983, while they have only four points on the road all season.