Albacete vs Mallorca predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s Spanish Segunda Division play-off 2nd Leg clash. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the hosts look to turn around a 2-0 disadvantage from the 1st Leg.
DATE/TIME – Sunday 16th June 2019, 19:00 (Spanish Time)
STADIUM – Estadio Carlos Belmonte
COMPETITION – Spanish Segunda División Play-Offs
Albacete and Mallorca meet again this Sunday, just a few days after a 1st Leg which produced a decisive outcome. Mallorca’s strong home form continued with an impressive 2-0 win. They had to wait until the 89th minute for Dani Rodríguez to pop up with the significant second goal though which really puts them in the box seat heading into the return clash.
Mallorca were already the side who carried a bit more momentum into the play-offs. Just 3 defeats in their final 17 games was testament to their development into a very solid side. Not since February have they lost a game by more than a single goal which certainly bodes well for them here given they have a two goal cushion to play with. However that defeat was a 2-0 loss on this ground against Albacete, a result which would mean Extra-Time were it to be repeated here.
Albacete looked like strong automatic promotion contenders at that point though but they’ve really faded quite badly since. They head into this one with 4 defeats from their last 5 so confidence won’t be particularly high in their camp. It’s also just 1 win from their last 6 at home so the stats certainly suggest that this is Mallorca’s tie to lose.
On a more positive note for home fans, Albacete do at least have a decent overall record Mallorca, winning 4 of their last 5 home games against them.
Albacete vs Mallorca Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
Albacete feel like a side that have lost their way at the most crucial point in the season. They lost some crunch games against promotion rivals towards the back end of the campaign so it was no great surprise to see them beaten on Thursday. Mallorca aren’t great travellers but they should have enough to see the job through and make it into the final.
Albacete vs Mallorca H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 4 Albacete Wins, 2 Mallorca Wins.
- Albacete did the double over Mallorca in the regular season but the islanders were reduced to 10 men in both games.
- Mallorca gained revenge though by beating Albacete 2-0 on Thursday in the 1st Leg of this tie.
- Albacete have won 4 of their last 5 home games against Mallorca, drawing the other.
One to Watch – Roman Zozulya
Roman Zozulya’s loan spell at Rayo Vallecano only lasted a few hours – because fans called him a Nazi https://t.co/krb1PabhBO pic.twitter.com/PriqF6w6FZ
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 1, 2017
Albacete are going to need at least one of their strikers to have a big game if they are going to turn this around. Ukrainian striker Roman Zozulya has caused plenty of controversy during his time in Spain and while he may not be prolific, he has made some important contributions this term and his side could certainly do with another one here.
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Predicted Line Ups
Nadal – Tejero, Gorosito, Gentiletti, Garcia – Susaeta, Torres, Febas, Bela – Manaj, Zozulya (4-4-2)
Reina – Sastre, Valjent, Raillo, Estupinan – Pedraza – Suarez, Sevilla, Dani, Junior – Prats (4-1-4-1)
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