Competition: La Liga Date: Saturday 10th September 2016 Venue: La Rosaleda Stadium Kick-Off: 17:15 BST
Malaga have no absentees to worry about but will have to make some tactical decisions, with Weligton and Bakary Kone competing for a spot in centre-back.
Juanpi, having performed well for Venezuela during the international break, is expected to start on the right.
Villarreal are without injured trio Roberto Soldado, Cedric Bakambu and Daniele Bonera, whilst Jonathan Dos Santos is carrying a knock.
Fran Escriba is expected to make no changes to his side, with Alexandre Pato continuing in attack.
Both sides have started their campaign off with two draws, with Malaga drawing against Osasuna and Espanyol whilst Villarreal are yet to win any of their four competitive matches so far this season. That puts the ball in Malaga’s court and a victory over the Yellow Submarines will help them in their push for European football.
Without a competitive victory this season, and ahead of a Europa League clash with FC Zurich, Villarreal may have their minds elsewhere but focus is necessary as another slip-up would leave them with a lot of ground to make-up in their quest to secure another top-four finish.
In truth, it’s difficult to see either side picking up all three points here and the winless run for both sides is likely to continue.
Kameni, Rosales, Llorente, Kone, Ricca, Juanpi, Recio, Camacho, Jony, Charles, Ramirez
Asenjo, Mario, Ruiz, Musacchio, Costa, Soriano, Trigueros, Bruno, Castillejo, Pato, Sansone
Villarreal have found the net in just two of their last seven La Liga matches.
The Yellow Submarines have beaten Malaga in each of the last three meetings between the two sides.