The Alicante team flies to the Balearic Islands heavily depleted. Due to suspensions three key defenders Roger Riera (22/4), César Moreno (22/1), and Raúl Ruiz (22/0) are out, while Cristian Cedrés (16/0), Sergio Marcos (14/0), Nico Espinosa (5/0), Diego Jiménez (3/0 new player) and Jose Artiles (2/1 new transfer) are injured. Coach Escobar must improvise a defense and test a completely new duo of center-back positions. With 7 wins, Pena Deportiva is the second-best team at home in the group. They have only lost two games on the island of the 12 they have played. Hercules didn’t win in the Balearic Islands for more than 6 years and with these problems against the direct rival in the fight for promotion will have a difficult task to stay undefeated.