Match date: 01 Dec 2017
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Spanish Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
0-0 - Lost
Malaga are in bad shape and that crisis lasts since this season started, they are now at 18th position in \Spanish Primera in relegation zone with only seven points out of 13 games, until October they were without victory but then managed to defeat Celta Vigo while three weeks later defeated Deportivo. In 14th round of Spanish league they will face with Levante, here must try to achieve positive result, five points are behind safe placed teams and if fail to celebrate tonight already would be in big problem.
Hosts had decent last season, they ended at 11th position and were more than safe but now are in terrible form and must consolidate their squad as soon as possible in order to stay near to a safe zone, in last match they got a draw against Numancia and were eliminated since in first leg were defeated, earlier in last round couldn't avoid defeat in Madrid against title defenders although were pretty good in that game, anyway here will have a chance to earn points and must exploit that. Defenders Miguel Torres (1/0), Ricca (5/0), Juan Carlos (10/0) and midfielders Kuzmanovic (5/0) are all injured and will stay out while defender Baysse (11/1) and midfielder Recio (11/1) are both in doubt due to a minor injuries.
Levante won the title in last campaign in Segunda and managed to return into Spanish top league, after 13 games are at 14th position at the table with 15 points earned, anyway most important for them is that are safe and at this moment are 8 points above Malaga. All in all this was a good season for guests, they are coming here after eliminated Girona from Spanish Cup, few days ago got a draw against them at home and managed to save the lead from first meeting but here will be much harder.
In last round of Spanish league they were demolished by Atletico Madrid, at home stadium conceded five goals and they aren't in some great form, in last five matches achieved only one victory over not so great Las Palmas, now against Malaga which already had to much gaps and can't afford anymore must show something really special to avoid defeat. Visitors are coming here without defenders Rober (9/0), Ivan Lopez (3/0), midfielders Lukic (0/0), Lerma (8/0), Dokoure (10/1), forwards Alegria (9/0) and Roger Marti (0/0).
Malaga must win, that is only option for them, they are in red zone and pressure will only grow, they should be able to win here against Levante which as newly promoted team did a good job on start but aren't in very good form now, Malaga to win seems like a logical choice for this encounter.