Cádiz have made the worst start to a La Liga season for 92 years, so to say their need for points is desperate would be an understatement.
Last Saturday, el Submarino Amarillo were beaten 4-0 by Barcelona at Estadio Ramón de Carranza.
In fairness, Sergio’s side didn’t look like a bunch of no-hopers, with two of Barça’s goals coming very late.
The game was overshadowed by a fan medical emergency late on, with goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma heroically running the length of the pitch and then lobbing a defibrillator to paramedics.
The supporter in question was rushed to hospital and is now fine.
On the pitch, Cádiz are not, having now lost all five matches this season, conceding 14 and scoring none.
Since the first-ever Primera División season, 13 other clubs have began with five successive defeats, although all of them did at least score a goal.
Will Cádiz get off the mark and climb off the bottom with a Friday night victory in Castilla y León?
Meanwhile, only goal difference is keeping newly-promoted Real Valladolid from being inside the bottom three.
They were beaten 2-1 by Girona last weekend; Monchu equalising, before the home side won it at Montilivi with a minute to go.
A week earlier, Pacheta’s team had won for the first time this season, needing Shon Weissman’s stoppage time winner to down Almería.
Blanquivioletas though will see this as a golden chance to claim three points, so will the home supporters be celebrating at Estadio José Zorrilla?