Los Blancos lie in third place in the league table, five points behind the top two, who both have 100% records.
The big news ahead of kickoff as far as Madrid are concerned is that Gareth Bale is expected to play a part in the match after returning to full training from a spell on the sidelines.
Malaga currently occupy 10th place in La Liga, but a surprise win would likely move them into contention at the business end of the table.
Possible starting lineups
Real: Diego Lopez; Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao; Khedira, Illarramendi; Ronaldo, Isco, Di Maria; Benzema
Malaga: Caballero; Gamez, Sanchez, Angeleri, Antunes; Darder, Tissone; Duda, Morales, Portillo; Santa Cruz.
Sports Mole says: 2-0