Eibar vs Mallorca predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as two struggling sides clash.
by Mark Sochon – @marksoc1
Eibar vs Mallorca Match Preview
This is another really significant game at the bottom end of La Liga. Both sides sit in the bottom five heading into this one with Eibar five points better off than Mallorca. Things would really be starting to look bleak for Mallorca if they were to lose this so it’s vital that Vicente Moreno’s side get a result and this would be a fantastic time to record their first away win of the campaign.
It won’t be easy though against an Eibar side that is in good form at home. They’ve taken 10 points from their last 4 league outings at Ipurua, scoring 9 and conceding only once. They were convincing 3-0 winners against Levante last time out with Charles bagging a brace so they should be able to take real momentum into this game.
Mallorca can at least take some heart from their best away showing of the season in their most recent road game. Their 3-3 draw at Betis has given them fresh reason to believe on their travels but it was only their second away point of the season. They’ve been beaten at home by Getafe since then and while they are still above Espanyol and Leganes, they’d be in real danger of getting cut adrift of all but one of the teams they are chasing if they lose this.
Both sides are likely to line up 4-4-2 here. Mallorca do at least have he most prolific forward on display with Ante Budimir having netted 9 times in La Liga this term. However Charles is a player capable of putting big runs of form together and he will have been really boosted by his brace last time out for Eibar which doubled his season tally. Both sides should be close to full strength although veteran midfielder Salva Sevilla is banned for the away team.
Eibar vs Mallorca Match Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-1 Eibar
Eibar’s home form is strong and at Ipurua at least, they look more like the side that has hovered in mid-table in recent years. They’d settle for anywhere above 18th this time around you sense and they should take a big step towards achieving that goal against La Liga’s worst travellers.
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Eibar vs Mallorca Match H2H
- Last 3 Competitive Meetings: 2 Eibar Wins, 1 Mallorca Win.
- There have only been 3 meetings this century with Mallorca 2-1 winners in the most recent earlier this year.
- They were also 1-0 winners on their only 21st Century visit to Eibar in a Segunda game in 2013.
Predicted Line Ups
Dmitrovic – Cote, Bigas, Burgos, Arbilla – Orellana, Cristoforo, Diop, Leon – Enrich, Charles (4-4-2)
Reina – Agbenyenu, Raillo, Valjent, Pozo – Kubo, Baba, Febas, Rodriguez – Hernandez, Budimir (4-4-2)