Villarreal vs Mallorca Match Preview & Prediction

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Villarreal vs Mallorca predictions, H2H and match preview for this Tuesday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the Yellow Submarine return to the Ceramica for the first time in three months.

by Mark Sochon (@marksoc1)


Villarreal vs Mallorca predictions


Villarreal vs Mallorca Preview

European hopefuls Villarreal are hoping to make it two wins from two following the restart when they play host to relegation threatened Mallorca this Tuesday. The Yellow Submarine will be eager to avoid another home slip-up having already suffered surprise defeats at the Ceramica against several struggling sides this season.

Their overall home record isn’t a bad one but their three defeats at the Ceramica have come against Celta Vigo, Espanyol and Leganes, all of whom are currently in the bottom four. Another defeat here against 18th placed Mallorca would complete a very much unwanted set for the Yellow Submarine.

Villarreal fans will though be encouraged by how their team played at the weekend. They were very much the dominant side at Balaidos and eventually claimed a deserved 1-0 victory courtesy of a Stoppage Time Manu Trigueros goal.

Mallorca meanwhile would also have taken some positives from their game against Barcelona despite ultimately succumbing to a 4-0 defeat at Son Moix. The Balearic Islanders enjoyed plenty of the game but were nowhere near as clinical as their illustrious opponents and will need to be tighter at the back here too.

Villarreal have the luxury of quite a large squad with considerable strength in depth in some areas. They will be forced into at least one change with Vicente Iborra suspended here but may rotate quite a bit too with Samuel Chukwueze one man who could come in from the start. Dani Rodriguez is banned for Mallorca who may go with Kubo and Lago Junior in the wide areas as a result.


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Villarreal vs Mallorca Predictions

Score Prediction: 3-2 Villarreal

This could develop into quite an open contest. Only 3 sides have scored more than Villarreal this season in LaLiga but they do have the 2nd worst defensive record in the top half and there should be chances in this for Mallorca who have improved on the road of late with 5 goals scored in their last 2 away matches. Overall Villarreal have a bit more attacking quality in their ranks though and should edge this.


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Villarreal vs Mallorca H2H

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Villarreal Wins, 3 Mallorca Wins, 1 Draw.
  • Mallorca were 3-1 winners when the sides met at Son Moix earlier this term.
  • That was the first meeting since the 2012/13 season when both sides claimed home wins.
  • Villarreal have won 4 of their last 6 at home to Mallorca, drawing the other 2.

Predicted Line Ups

Villarreal Team:

Asenjo – Moreno, Torres, Albiol, Pena – Trigueros, Anguissa, Cazorla – Chukwueze, Alcacer, Moreno (4-3-3)

Mallorca Team:

Reina – Sastre, Raillo, Valjent, Pozo – Junior, Baba, Sevilla, Kubo – Budimir, Hernandez (4-4-2)


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