Barca know a win would see them equal Real Madrid's record breaking haul of 100 points from last season, while Malaga will want to end Manuel Pellegrini's tenure with a great result to thank the Chilean for his time at the club. William Hill price Barca at 1/4 (1.25) for the victory, while Malaga can be backed at 13/2 (7.50).
Without no real pressure but still with some motivation to go for the win, these two sides should serve up an entertaining encounter and matches between these two often see plenty of goals.
Bearing that in mind then, backing Barca to net over 2.5 goals at 7/10 (1.70) looks like an excellent option, despite the absence of the injured Lionel Messi.
This bet has paid out in the last five league meetings between Barcelona and Malaga as well as in 11 league games at Camp Nou this season.
Malaga, meanwhile, have been shipping goals in the road recently, conceding four at Real Sociedad, five at Valencia and six at Real Madrid, which serves only to further reinforce our main selection.
For a value bet, try backing David Vila to open the scoring at 11/4 (3.75) on what may be his final game for the club.
|Barcelona to score over 2.5 goals at 7/10 (1.70) with William Hill
||David Villa to score first at 11/4 (3.75) with William Hill|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid