The hosts are without a win in six and are in the bottom three, while Mallorca have slipped to 12th after a run of three games without a victory.
Following back-to-back losses to Espanyol and Alaves without scoring, Cadiz were on course to give their season lift-off at long last in their midweek meeting with Villarreal.
Choco Lozano's hat-trick had Los Piratas 3-1 up heading into the final 10 minutes, but Villarreal hit back to rescue a 3-3 draw, with their equaliser arriving in the 95th minute.
That was a cruel outcome for Cadiz and means they enter this weekend's fixtures in the relegation zone, having also played a game more than the two teams directly above them.
Gabi's men have won only one of their first 11 matches - a 2-1 win over Celta Vigo in September - yet they have taken points off Real Betis, Valencia, Villarreal and Barcelona.
Wins are required if they are to drag themselves out of danger, though, and Sunday's visit of Mallorca perhaps presents a good opportunity to get three points on the board.
The visitors started their campaign with seven points from their first three matches, but since then they have won only one of their following eight games.
Los Bermellones have played out successive draws ahead of their trip to Cadiz, squandering a late two-goal lead against Valencia before battling to a point at Sevilla.
That draw with Valencia ended a three-match losing run on their travels that includes a 6-1 thrashing at Real Madrid.
Cadiz are winless in seven at home in the league stretching back into last season, meanwhile, failing to score in the last four of those, so Mallorca will be targeting a win here.
As for Mallorca, Jaume Costa was sent off late on against Sevilla and will therefore play no part in this contest.
Mallorca may name an identical XI to the one fielded against Sevilla in the week, albeit in a slightly different setup.
Cadiz possible starting lineup:
Ledesma; Iza, Cala, Chust, Espino; Fernandez, Alarcon, Fali; Sanchez, Lozano, Sobrino
Mallorca possible starting lineup:
Reina; Maffeo, Valjent, Russo, Olivan; Galarreta, Baba; Ndiaye, Sanchez, D. Rodriguez; A. Rodriguez
We say: Cadiz 0-1 Mallorca
Both sides are in need of a victory to climb up the division and each will see this as a chance to get some points on the board.
Mallorca have struggled on their travels, but they are up against a Cadiz side without a goal at home in four games, and we can see them coming away with victory here.
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