Mallorca's seventh defeat in eight league games to Rayo Vallecano last weekend left them just a point above the relegation zone, but there was some better news for the Islanders as Javi Marquez and Jose Nunes made their return from injury against Deportivo la Coruna in the Copa del Rey on Thursday night.
Both could be involved again for the visit of Zaragoza on Sunday night, although Nunes is less likely to play due to the strong showings from Pedro Geromel and Anderson Conceicao in recent weeks.
Ximo Navarro will also return at right-back after being surprisingly dropped from the start last weekend allowing Emilio Nsue to play in a more advanced role.
Real Zaragoza have now suffered back-to-back defeats as Celta Vigo inflicted their fourth home defeat of the season on Monday night.
Ivan Obradovic and Maurizio Lanzaro remain on the sidelines, whilst should Jose Mari recover from a knock in time, then there could be a start for Franco Zuculini.
Neither side has exactly shone in recent weeks, but just as in the second-leg of their Copa del Rey tie against Depor, this may be a chance for Mallorca to rely on their defensive capabilities to grind out a much needed result at home.
Zaragoza though do have some dangerous players in the final third and if Victor Rodriguez and Helder Postiga can once again combine to good effect they could easily come away with at least a point from the Balearics.
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