Their unbeaten record is gone but Real Mallorca still have plenty to play for against improving Granada.
Joaquin Caparros' side suffered their first defeat of the season in controversial circumstances on Monday, succumbing to a 1-0 loss after playing with ten men for 80 minutes against Getafe.
However the Islanders are still much higher – fifth – than anyone anticipated and will be strong favourites on Sunday, even without Giovani Dos Santos, whose debut has been further delayed.
“He has not had a relapse, but there is no full assurance that he is fully recovered, so its back to the gym for sessions with a physical therapist,” stated club doctor Bartomeu Munar.
Granada finally picked up their first win against Celta Vigo last weekend, climbing out of the drop zone by virtue of goal difference, but Coach Juan Antonio Anquela wants more from his men.
“We have much to improve upon. We have lacked attitude, we have to be more of a team still.”
Kick off: Sunday October 7, 3.00 (BST)