Mallorca vs Alaves predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as two bottom half sides clash at Son Moix.
by Mark Sochon – @marksoc1
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This is another huge game for Mallorca in their battle to beat the drop. It was always going to be an uphill struggle for them this season following back-to-back promotions but after successive defeats in relegation six-pointers, it will start to feel a bit like mission impossible if they lose this. Alaves still have work to do to ensure they are playing at this level again next term but they will be a lot closer to achieving that goal with victory here.
Mallorca dropped into the bottom three last weekend with a 1-0 defeat at fellow strugglers Espanyol. That came on the back of an equally damaging defeat at home to Real Valladolid and problems behind the scenes became public this week with the sacking of General Manager Maheta Molango. Of the bottom four sides, they now look clearly the side most likely to go down although they would climb back out of the bottom three with victory here for a few hours at least.
Alaves come into this game in reasonable form having taking 7 points from their last 4 league matches. A derby win over Eibar last time out helped ease them further away from the relegation scrap but they haven’t been particularly convincing travellers this term with only 8 points from 11 road games. Only 3 sides have worse records in La Liga.
Mallorca should be at full strength here but they may consider some changes having failed to score in 5 of their last 6 league games. Despite a cautious reputation, Alaves have conceded 2.18 goals per game away this term which is quite a lot but they will fancy they can hit Mallorca on the break, particularly with the pace of Lucas Perez, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona this week.
Mallorca vs Alaves Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-0 Alaves
This one is really tough to call. Mallorca have shown they have got a big home performance in them with wins over Real Madrid and Valencia already this term at Son Moix. However those back-to-back defeats against fellow strugglers will have hit them hard and you wonder if some of that early season belief might have sapped out of them. Alaves have performed well in their last two away games, winning at Levante and drawing at Sevilla, and they may just claim another important victory here.
Mallorca vs Alaves Betting Tips (18+)
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Mallorca vs Alaves H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Mallorca Win, 4 Alaves Wins, 1 Draw.
- Alaves won 2-0 when the sides met earlier this term in Vitoria.
- However they’ve not won on any of their last 6 trips to Son Moix.
- Their most recent game here was a 0-0 draw in the Segunda in 2016. The last top flight meeting in Palma also ended 0-0 in 2006.
Predicted Line Ups
Reina – Agbenyenu, Raillo, Valjent, Gamez – Junior, Baba, Sevilla, Rodriguez – Cucho, Budimir (4-4-2)
Pacheco – Duarte, Laguardia, Ely, Navarro – Burke, Garcia, Camarasa, Vidal – Joselu, Perez (4-4-2)