The Andalusians have a new man in charge in Marcelo Romero who has taken over following Juande Ramos' departure over the Christmas break, and the Uruguayan coach will be hoping his side can get back to winning ways at La Rosaleda after a four-game run without a victory.
Malaga actually have an extremely strong record at home this season, where they have won five, drawn two and lost just a solitary league game - against Villarreal back in September. La Real for their part suffered a heavy 4-0 home defeat last weekend at the hands of Sevilla, although generally this season the Basques have been in decent form and with three wins from their last four away games, they will head to the south of the country with plenty of confidence.
Bet365 who are live streaming the game for UK based customers offer the visitors at a healthy looking 2/1 (3.00) while Malaga can be backed at 7/5 (2.40), with the draw offered at 23/10 (3.30).
One of the reasons that La Real are fighting for a European place is their ability to score goals and the San Sebastian outfit began the weekend as the highest scoring team outside the top four. Eusebio Sacristan's men have scored in 14 of their 17 La Liga games this season, and in seven of their eight away games.
They face a Malaga team that has kept just two clean sheets in 18 matches in all competitions this season, and recently they have been shipping lots of goals, conceding 11 in their last three fixtures.
The Andalusians however, have only failed to score once at home in the league this season, meaning that both teams to score at 3/4 (1.75) looks a rock solid option and one which has paid out in six of Malaga's eight home matches in the current campaign.