Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(100) 69 Goals 31 (52)
(69) 41 Assists 16 (35)
(7) 7.2 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
38.2 Average Age 39.1
184.5 Average Height (cm) 179.9
(1.3) 1.4 Shots pg 0.9 (1)
(58%) 56% Aerial Duel Success 51% (52%)
(0.8) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.6)
(1.4) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Primera Division.

Missing Players

Real Madrid
Malaga
Player Reason Status Rating
Marcelo Out 7.02
Sergio Ramos Out 7.45
Álvaro Arbeloa Out 7.03
Pepe Out 7.04
Player Reason Status Rating
Jérémy Toulalan Out 7.18
Jesús Gámez Out 7.05
Weligton Out 7.16

Team News

Real Madrid
Malaga
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's double salvo over Valladolid saved Real Madrid from an embarrassing defeat in their 4-3 win over their La Liga counterparts.
  • Pepe's comments on Iker Casillas might see the centre-back parked next to his team-mate on the substitutes bench.
  • Sergio Ramos is set to sit out with injury, but Raul Albiol's return from suspension will likely see him step in to replace his compatriot in defence.
  • Malaga dropped points in the race to secure a top four finish with a shock 1-0 defeat to Granada over the weekend.
  • Centre-back Weligton is out through suspension, so Uruguayan Diego Lugano will likely replace him.
  • Manuel Pellegrini faces no fresh injury concerns, but could bring Javier Saviola back into the starting XI after sitting out Saturday's loss, but faces competition from Roque Santa Cruz for a first team spot.

Prediction

  • Madrid has conceded first in five of the last seven league matches, yet has won nine of the last ten games.
  • Defeat to Granada means that Málaga has lost four of the last six matches in all competitions.
  • Los Blancos will look to maintain their unbeaten home record, especially upon Manuel Pellegrini's return to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
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