With Racing Santander and Extremadura already down, Malaga are one of seven teams fighting to avoid the last two relegation spots in what is set to be a nail-biting conclusion to the Segunda season.
A positive outcome in Malaga's next game against mid-table Alcorcón (tonight, 9pm) is now especially important, given the last game of the season is a daunting test along the coast at promotion-chasing Almeria (Monday, 9pm).
Malaga have reason to be confident against Alcorcón, considering they are yet to lose at home to a side outside the top four this season. They must be wary, however, as this evening's opponents have the second best away record in the division, losing just once on their travels against Huesca last week.
In any case, Malaga are well-placed to survive, given they still hold a three-point buffer over Lugo and Albacete (in 19th and 20th, respectively) who need both points and other results to go their way.
Albacete in particular have a mountain to climb; their final two games are against champions Cadiz and Real Zaragoza, who despite a poor run of results are still fighting for an automatic promotion spot.
Elsewhere, Ponferradina - one place behind Malaga and snapping at their heels - must also face Zaragoza and Almeria in a tricky run-in.