Manuel Pellegrini's underachieving side will be out to end a poor run of results against the Rojiblancos and stay in the chase for European qualification on Sunday
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Malaga playmaker Joaquin has not recovered from a hamstring injury and will miss the Andalusian derby.
There are no other fresh injury worries for the hosts, though ex-Sevilla striker Julio Baptista (foot) and Ruben Martinez (shoulder) remain on the sidelines.
France midfielder Jeremy Toulalan returns to the side after sitting out last weekend's crushing defeat at the hands of Barcelona due to suspension.
Sevilla coach Marcelino Garcia Toral will be without the services of Martin Caceres and Emiliano Armenteros, with the duo set to finalise transfers to Juventus and Rayo Vallecano respectively.
Frederic Kanoute and Manu del Moral are unlikely to feature due to injury, while Federico Fazio is suspended. Diego Perotti remains sidelined with a hamstring problem.
Marcelino could hand Senegal striker Baba Diawara his debut after he completed his move from Portuguese side Maritimo during the week.
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- Malaga are on a six-game winless streak in La Liga, having drawn two and lost two in their most recent matches.
- The Costa del Sol-based outfit have failed to win their last five games in all competitions at La Rosaleda.
- Qatari-backed Malaga have been banned from transfer activity by the Spanish league until they have paid back a debt to rivals Osasuna.
- Sevilla have won five of their last six meetings with Malaga, outscoring their rivals 14-6 in those matches.
- The Rojiblancos have won just once on the road all season, with six draws in nine matches away from home.
- Mali striker Frederic Kanoute (pictured) leads the club’s goalscoring charts at this stage of the season with seven goals.