Real Zaragoza host bottom-ranked Almeria at the Estadio La Romareda desperate for a win to move out of the La Liga relgation zone.
An unfortunate own-goal from Almeria goalkeeper Diego Alves pushed the south-coast club closer towards relegation from La Liga when they lost 1-0 away to Real Zaragoza on Monday.
Zaragoza midfielder Gabi’s shot after 70 minutes hit the post and went in off the Brazilian’s back to leave Almeria 10 points from safety at the foot of the standings.
With five matches left to play, Almeria have 26 points, 19th-placed Hercules have 33, and 18th-placed Osasuna 35.
Javier Aguirre’s Zaragoza climbed out of the relegation positions up to 17th with 36 points, the same as Malaga in 16th.