Very few European football fans would’ve had Sevilla vs Cádiz ringed in red at the start of the season but, make no mistake about it, this game is huge.
Sevilla have finished in the top four in each of the last three seasons, achieving this for the first time since the mid-50s.
Now though, 17 games into the season, los Nervionenses are second bottom of the table, having won just three games all season long.
Last weekend, Jorge Sampaoli’s team were beaten again, this time by Girona.
Tanguy Nianzou did give the visitors the lead at Montilivi, but countless pieces of calamitous defending allowed the newly-promoted side to come back, and win it with three minutes to play.
Sevilla did beat Getafe 2-1 the week before, but have won just one of their last eight in La Liga.
Despite this, los Hispalenses are still going strong in the Copa del Rey, and are the lowest-placed team left in the competition.
On Tuesday, Ivan Rakitić was the only scorer as they downed second-tier Deportivo Alavés at Mendizorrotza.
Now, can Sevilla start claiming some much-needed wins in La Liga?
What makes this Saturday night clash so huge is the fact that Cádiz are a mere one point and one place above their Andalucían rivals.
That gap should be far more substantial but, on Monday night, Sergio’s side were held to a 1-1 draw by bottom of the league Elche at home, despite taking the lead through Brian Ocampo’s screamer.
El Submarino Amarillo have now lost just one of their last six, although three of these have been draws.
Who will win this simply massive match at Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán?