Leganes vs Mallorca Match Preview & Prediction

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Leganes vs Mallorca predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups ahead of this key game between two relegation candidates.

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Leganes vs Mallorca Preview

This is a huge game at the bottom end of La Liga, particularly for the hosts. Leganes boss Mauricio Pellegrino left by ‘mutual consent’ on Monday after a woeful start to the season that has seen the South Madrid club collect just two points from their opening nine games. They desperately need to get their season going here against pre-season relegation favourites Mallorca.

At the time of writing (Thursday 23rd October), Leganes remain managerless with talks continuing with Gus Poyet. It seems doubtful that he or anyone else will be appointed in time to take charge of this game which may leave Lega in caretaker charge. The stats suggest they haven’t been quite as bad as the league table suggests but a return of just 1 point from 5 home games so far is most unlike Leganes who since reaching the top flight have always been heavily dependent on their impressive home form.

Mallorca’s survival hopes may also largely rest on their ability to pick up results at home if the start of the season is anything to go by. Their shock win over Real Madrid last time out leaves them on 10 points, all of which have come at Son Moix. They will fancy they can pick up their first away points here but will be wary of a possible reaction from Leganes following the change of coach.

The South Madrid minnows almost always played with a 3-5-2 bordering on 5-3-2 formation under Pellegrino and it’ll be interesting to see if they opt to veer away from that here. If it is to be Poyet, a more expansive style is certainly likely but they can’t afford to have a transitional period with getting points on the board already a necessity given they trail Mallorca by 8 points and are already 7 off safety.

Leganes vs Mallorca Predictions

Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw

This game pits Leganes who have just one point at home against a Mallorca side who have lost all their away games so it’s not likely to be a game high on quality. Leganes have been a bit unlucky in some of their home games and changing the coach feels a bit like a knee-jerk reaction to their position in the league. They should get something here but Mallorca will be buzzing with confidence after last weekend and look to have enough to leave with a point.

Leganes vs Mallorca H2H

  • Last 4 competitive meetings: 2 Leganes Wins, 1 Mallorca Win, 1 Draw.
  • There have only been 4 meetings this century and the sides have never previously met in the top flight.
  • Mallorca beat Leganes 3-0 when the sides last met in a Segunda game in April 2016.
  • Leganes have taken 4 points from their 2 previous home league games against this opposition though.

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Predicted Line Ups

Leganes Team:

Cuellar – Silva, Bustinza, Omeruo, Siovas, Navarro – Recio, Mesa, Rodriguez – En-Nesyri, Carrillo (5-3-2)

Mallorca Team:

Reina – Gamez, Raillo, Valjent, Sastre – Febas, Baba, Sevilla – Junior, Budimir, Rodriguez (4-3-3)

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