Sevilla aims this year to obtain a place that could ensure the participation in the European Cups, but is currently in 11th place, far from the target, while Malaga wants to maintain the fourth spot, which ensures a place in the Champions League.
Malaga visiting Sanchez Pizjuan decided to reconcile with victories on the road. The last three points won away in La Liga dates from September 1, when Pellegrini’s team defeated Zaragoza 1-0. On the other hand, Sevilla, although winning with 5-0 in the last match in the cup, with Mallorca, isin swooping in the championship, where got only point in the last three games.
Michel’s team is still living on credit in the relationship with supporters, after the categorical victory against eternal rivals Betis, about a month ago, but need to feel again the taste of victory, given the ‘European’ objectives for this season, which do not fit at all with the 11th place.
In the match against Malaga, Michel can rely again on Emir Spahic, recovered from injury, and on Jose Antonio Reyes, who Competitions Committee has canceled one of the two yellow cards received last round with Espanyol (2-2).
Malaga, on the other hand, wants to strengthen its position in the top four, which includes participation in the Champions League, and for that needs a victory on Sanchez Pizjuan, where has won points in nine of the last eleven visits.
FC Sevilla: Diego Lopez – Cicinho, Fazio, Spahic, Fernando Navarro – Medel, Rakitic, Kondogbia – Jesus Navas, Perotti – Negredo; Coach: Michel
Malaga: Caballero – Gamez, Demichelis, Weligton, Monreal – Eliseu, Iturra, Camacho, Isco – Joaquin, Saviola; Coach: Manuel Pellegrini