Will Villarreal end their losing streak?
Last Sunday night, Quique Setién’s side were generally competitive, but were beaten 1-0 by run-away league-leaders Barcelona at Estadio de la Cerámica.
That made it three successive defeats for el Submarino Amarillo, following reverses against Rayo Vallecano and rock-bottom Elche.
As a result, the Yellow Submarine have sunk down to eighth, out of the potential European places.
RCD Mallorca meanwhile are tenth, and would join Villarreal on 31 points if they prevail in the Balearic Islands.
Los Bermellones only survived on the final day of last season, needing to win their final two matches to achieve this.
This time round, Javier Aguirre’s team are enjoying mid-table serenity, winning each of their last four home fixture, all by the same 1-0 scoreline.
Atlético Madrid, Valladolid, Celta Vigo and, most notably, Real Madrid have all left Palma beaten in recent weeks, with Mallorca very much having found a winning formulae at home.
Will those inside Son Moix enjoy a sense of déjà vu, with Villarreal the next ‘1-0 to Mallorca’ victims?