Getafe meanwhile moved back into the top-half thanks to a comeback 2-1 win over Valladolid last time out.
Angel Lafita was the match winner with a superb individual effort and he may be rewarded with a start at the expense of Jaime Gavilan.
Otherwise though Luis Garcia is expected to name the same side as last weekend as neither David Abraham or Rafa are ready to return in defence.
Just when Espanyol seemed to be gaining momentum two consecutive defeats and the added uncertainty off the pitch brought about by club presidential elections has brought them back to rock bottom.
This is exactly the type of game they need to start winning at home if they are to move up the table, but Getafe are tricky opponents that should cause the hosts problems with their band of three creative players behind the main striker.
Moreno and Garcia's absence is also a major blow for the home side, who will almost certainly need another top performance from Joan Verdu if they are to take all three points.
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