Saint-Etienne coach Christophe Galtier has described the prison sentence imposed on Brandao as "an aberration".
Real Madrid will break a club record if they can extend their winning sequence to 16 games when they face Malaga.
Bastia's Brandao has been sentenced to a month in prison and fined 20,000 euros for his headbutt on PSG's Thiago Motta.
David Moyes has appointed former Watford boss Billy McKinlay to his Real Sociedad coaching team.
Thomas Vermaelen is set for a five-month spell on the sidelines after Barcelona announced he is to undergo surgery.
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