Mallorca vs Deportivo La Coruña predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s Spanish Segunda Division play-off final 2nd leg in Palma. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups with the visitors aiming to defend a two goal advantage and reach the top flight.
DATE/TIME – Sunday 23rd June 2019, 21:00 (Spanish Time)
STADIUM – IberoStar Estadi
COMPETITION – Spanish Segunda División Play-Offs
Mallorca and Deportivo meet again on Sunday in the Balearic islands to finally bring the Spanish second tier season to an end. The winners won’t have long to prepare for the new top flight campaign which commences in mid August but that’s a problem they’ll gladly deal with. Right now, Depor are the clear favourites to progress with a two goal lead from the 1st Leg in Galicia.
Fede Cartabia’s brilliant free-kick broke the deadlock in the 1st Half before a horror incident which saw Marc Pedraza’s sliding boot connect with the face of Alex Bergantinos. The Depor man was stretchered off and is a doubt to play on Sunday with severe swelling to his face. Pedraza meanwhile saw red, leaving Mallorca with over the half the game to see out with only ten men. To their credit, they coped quite well with the disadvantage but a late strike from Quique gave the hosts a vital second goal to seal a 2-0 advantage.
That leaves Mallorca with a bit of a mountain to climb here but an early goal would really send the noise levels at the Iberostar up a notch or two. Mallorca are aiming to secure back-to-back promotions which would be an incredible achievement. However their recent form hasn’t been great with just 1 win in their last 6, coming against Albacete in the Semi-Final 1st Leg on this ground.
Depor meanwhile are now flying under their Mallorcan boss Jose Marti. Only appointed in April, he has resurrected their season and they’ve managed to reel off four straight wins at this the most crucial point in the season. They could get away with a single goal defeat here and still seal an immediate return to the top flight for the third time in the 21st Century. That won’t be the mentality though as they look to finish the job in Palma.
Mallorca vs Deportivo La Coruña Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
Mallorca finished higher than Depor in the regular season but the Galicians have perhaps a bit more top flight quality and they certainly have all the momentum heading into this one. Their experience of defending a two goal advantage away from home against Malaga in the Semi-Final should help their cause here and they look capable of getting the result they need to guarantee Primera Division football in 2019/20.
Mallorca vs Deportivo La Coruña H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 5 Depor Wins, 1 Mallorca Win
- Depor have had the edge in terms of the recent meetings, winning the 1st Leg of this tie 2-0 on Thursday.
- However prior to this season, the sides hadn’t met since 2014 so the meetings haven’t been all that regular.
- Mallorca did beat Depor 1-0 at home in the regular season.
One to Watch – Leo Suarez
— Unió de Penyes Mallorquinistes (@Uniodepenyes) June 13, 2019
Mallorca need a bit of magic from somebody if they are going to turn this around and Leo Suarez might be the man most capable. The 23 year old made 7 starts for Valladolid in the top flight this term before joining Mallorca in January and was a key performer in the Semi-Final win.
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Predicted Line Ups
Reina – Estupinan, Raillo, Valjent, Sastre – Sevilla, Mohammed – Lago, Dani, Suarez – Prats (4-2-3-1)
Gimenez – Simon, Somma, Duarte, Saul – Cartabia, Gomez, Exposito, Pedro – Valle, Carlos (4-4-2)
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