Nouveau-riche Málaga take on Sevilla in the Sánchez Pizjuán in Sevilla; this Andalusian derby should make a more interesting matchup than yesterday’s Betos-Granada, mainly because both teams are aiming for Europe rather than aiming to stay in the first division.
I’m a big believer in Málaga this season, though it could take a while to get everything sorted out on both ends. What we can definitely be sure of is that they’ll score tons of goals—with Ruud van Nistelrooy as your striker, that’s the one certain prediction I can make.
Sevilla: Javi Varas, Martín Cáceres, Spahic, Escudé, F. Navarro, Jesús Navas, Medel, Trochowski, Perotti, Manu and Negredo.
Málaga:Willy, Jesús Gámez, Demichelis, Mathijsen, Eliseu, Joaquín, Toulalan, Apoño, Cazorla, Rondón and Van Nistelrooy.