Real Madrid dropped points - again - meaning that tonight, Barcelona have an opportunity to extend their lead over their arch-rivals to a humiliating eighteen points. Seldom has their been such a sizeable points differential between the two teams - especially at such an early stage of the season, although Barca will need to defeat Malaga if they wish to further embarrass Florentino Perez and Jose Mourinho. Ironically enough, that means that Real Madrid will be asking for a favour from Manuel Pellegrini - the same coach who they discarded just a few years ago, even if he was the same coach that lead Los Blancos to their highest points tally ever in La Liga. However, Pellegrini is a professional - and more importantly, Malaga have a huge opportunity here tonight. Defeat Barcelona and they put the entire world on notice, not to mention move within three points of Real Madrid.
So, do you think Barcelona will be able to escape La Rosaleda with the three points, extending their lead over Real Madrid to 18 points in the process, or will Malaga be able to pull off an upset and stop the in-form Blaugrana? Predict the score of tonight's encounter by voting in our poll, and commenting with your prediction in the comments section down below. Best of luck!