With Malaga occupying the last Champions League place and Sevilla six points behind, the hosts can’t afford to lose this one.
Sevilla have alternated poor results and performances in La Liga with spectacular wins in the Copa del Rey lately, tanking Real Mallorca 5-0 on Wednesday.
“This is a hidden side to Sevilla that sometimes appears,” grinned Coach Michel. “And if it appears it is because we have it and because we are working for it.”
Malaga, who have the best defence in the division with just 10 goals against, are well placed despite losing three of their last six League games.
Kick off: Saturday December 15, 9.00 (BST)