Cadiz will play host to Real Betis on Saturday in a game of major significance at both ends of the La Liga table.
The visitors will be aiming to boost their claim to climb back into the top four, while their opponents recently jumped out of the relegation zone
After surviving the drop in La Liga last season, Cadiz looked at major risk of relegation this time around, as they sat in the bottom three with just 21 points from 26 outings.
However, under the management of Sergio, Los Piratas have given their survival hopes a huge boost recently, earning seven points from their last four league games.
They firstly stopped a five-game winless run by beating Rayo Vallecano 2-0, with Ruben Alcaraz and Oussama Idrissi on the scoreline, before bouncing back from a narrow defeat to defending champions Atletico Madrid with an impressive win against Villarreal.
That game looked set to end goalless, only for Ruben Sobrino to snatch all three valuable points with a 90th-minute winner, before they returned to action with a creditable goalless draw against Valencia.
Now sitting 17th, two points above the drop zone, Los Piratas should certainly be pleased with their improvement but will know they have plenty more work to do if they are to survive, and they will aim for what would be another unlikely win at the weekend.
Cadiz’s Luis Alfonso Espino and Victor Chust celebrate their first goal scored by Alvaro Negredo on March 10, 2022© Reuters
They welcome a Real Betis side who are knocking on the door of the top four after a positive run of results.
Having enjoyed a strong campaign overall, the Sevilla outfit established themselves within the Champions League places at various stages and now find themselves in an enviable position having earned two victories and a draw from their last three outings.