Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez is suspended for Barcelona's home encounter against Malaga Reuters

Barcelona can go top of the La Liga table by beating Malaga at Camp Nou on 19 November.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 3.15pm GMT. The game is not scheduled for live broadcast in the UK.


Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored as Barcelona returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory at Sevilla after losing at Manchester City in the Champions League. Luis Enrique's side are on a five-game unbeaten run at Camp Nou in all competitions.

Luis Suarez is suspended after accumulating five yellow cards, with Paco Alcacer likely to start in his place. Aleix Vidal and Andres Iniesta remain sidelined through injury.

Michael Santos's late winner gave Malaga a thrilling 3-2 win over Sporting Gijon at La Rosaleda on 4 November. The Andalusian club have lost seven of their last eight home encounters against Barcelona.

Weligton, Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Charles, Keko and Recio are all sidelined through injury, while midfielder Ignacio Camacho is suspended.

What managers say

Luis Enrique: "It was a great game. I thought it would be as it was a match between two teams that are attacking and take risks. We had chances at the beginning of the game but nothing came of them, with Luis [Suarez] and Neymar making a mess of one, which doesn't usually happen. Then Sevilla scored and they had other chances, too. But the goal at the end of the first half helped us back into the game and we were great in the second half. We deserved to win and could even have killed the game of earlier."

Juande Ramos: "This win [against Sporting Gijon] was necessary because picking up three points gives you peace of mind. I must thank the players for a great effort. The players contributed and helped the team get back up. The team wanted to win and the fans were happy with the result."

Form guide

  • Barcelona (all competitions): WLWWW
  • Last result: Sevilla 1-2 Barcelona
  • Malaga: WLWDW
  • Last result: Malaga 3-2 Sporting Gijon

Betting odds (888sport)

  • Barcelona win: 2/17
  • Draw: 8/1
  • Malaga win: 20/1

Team news

Barcelona possible XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, D Suarez; Messi, Alcacer, Neymar

Malaga possible XI: Kameni; Rosales, Torres, Villanueva, Carlos; Fornals, Duda; Jony, Anor, Castro; Ramirez