Mallorca vs Celta Vigo predictions, H2H and match preview for this Tuesday’s game in LaLiga. Read on for analysis, free betting tips and predicted line-ups as the sides in 17th and 18th clash in a key game at the bottom.
by Mark Sochon (@marksoc1)
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This game was destined to be absolutely massive with not much separating the teams in the relegation battle only ten days ago. However Celta have found form at just the right time and while there is still only a point separating the teams, they go into this game with a very significant 8 point advantage on the Balearic Islanders.
Mallorca simply have to win this match. Their performances haven’t been terrible since the restart and they’ve played some enterprising football but as has been the story for much of the season, their finishing has let them down and they’ve still been leaking too many goals. That has contributed to a return of just 1 point from 5 games this month, a poor return and their problems have been compounded by the positive results of the likes of Celta and Eibar.
Celta Vigo will see victory here as essentially a passport to safety as it would move them onto 37 points, a figure that it’s just very hard to see any of the current bottom three reaching or in truth even getting close to. Celta have taken 8 points from their last 4 games and even held title chasing Barcelona at the weekend with Iago Aspas brilliantly curling a late free-kick around the wall to make yet another valuable contribution to keeping his beloved Celta in this league.
Despite their poor results, Vicente Moreno isn’t likely to rock the boat too much and he doesn’t have a wealth of options in terms of players to bring in and turn their campaign around. Celta have a doubt over Hugo Mallo and may go with some light rotation but Oscar Garcia will be very happy with his team’s recent displays and is unlikely to do anything too radical either.
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Mallorca vs Celta Vigo Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-1 Celta
It’s getting to the point where it’s a similar story every week for Mallorca. Good performances but ultimately defeats have been a recurring theme and when it happens so often (they have lost 2 more matches than any other team in LaLiga), it goes well beyond misfortune. They are running into Celta at a bad time and the visitors look capable of speeding up what now looks the imminent relegation of the bottom three by collecting all the points.
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Mallorca vs Celta Vigo H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Celta Win, 2 Mallorca Wins, 3 Draws.
- Mallorca are unbeaten in their last 5 against Celta.
- The clubs drew 2-2 when they met at Balaidos earlier this term.
- There has only been one meeting at Son Moix since 2006 – a 1-0 Mallorca win in LaLiga 2012/13.
Predicted Line Ups
Reina – Sastre, Raillo, Valjent, Pozo – Kubo, Baba, Febas, Rodriguez – Budimir, Hernandez (4-4-2)
Blanco – Olaza, Araujo, Murillo, Vazquez – Bradaric, Yokuslu – Mina, Rafinha, Suarez – Aspas (4-2-3-1)
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