Mallorca vs Granada predictions, H2H and match preview for this Thursday’s game in LaLiga. Read on for analysis, free betting tips and predicted line-ups as the hosts aim to take their battle for safety to the final game.
by Mark Sochon (@marksoc1)
Mallorca vs Granada Preview
Mallorca head into their final two games still four points from safety, but with favourable fixtures, they at least have hope of beating the drop. Defeat here would see them relegated regardless of other results, Even a draw wouldn’t be much use given they have an inferior H2H record against Alaves, the side they look most capable of overhauling. They take on a Granada side that still has an outside chance of reaching the Europa League but also needs to win.
These two sides both came up last year but have endured contrasting fortunes. Despite recent improvements in the final third from Mallorca, Granada have been better at both ends of the pitch over the course of the season. Granada have scored 9 more goals and conceded 17 fewer than Mallorca in what has been almost the perfect season for Diego Martinez and his team.
Murmurings this week that Mallorca boss Vicente Moreno will leave at the end of the season are a worry for the club moving forward given he really has done a terrific job at Son Moix, regardless of how this season ends. That’s a matter for next week though as having impressively won back-to-back home games, Mallorca will really fancy they can claim all three points again here to most likely take their fight for survival to the final matchday when they travel to Osasuna.
Granada won’t be easy opponents as Real Madrid found out on Monday night. Los Blancos lead 2-0 early on but Granada had much of the play after that and having got themselves back into the game through Darwin Machis, they came close to a leveller on several occasions late on. It’s also worth noting that Granada are actually unbeaten in their last 6 away league games now, having lost 8 straight road matches prior to that in LaLiga.
Mallorca vs Granada Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-1 Mallorca
Mallorca have played some really good football at times during this survival fight and they do look like a team that still believes despite their precarious position. The creative influence of teenager Take Kubo could just be the key here against a Granada side that may just be starting to feel a bit of fatigue after two tough games against Real Sociedad and Real Madrid in the space of the previous six days.
Mallorca vs Granada Betting Tips (18+)
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Mallorca vs Granada H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Granada Wins, 1 Mallorca Win, 2 Draws.
- Granada have taken 7 points from the last 3 meetings.
- Mallorca have failed to win any of the 3 21st Century meetings at Son Moix.
- Granada were 1-0 winners when the sides met earlier in the season at Los Carmenes.
Predicted Line Ups
Reina – Sastre, Raillo, Valjent, Pozo – Kubo, Baba, Sevilla, Rodriguez – Hernandez, Budimir (4-4-2)
Silva – Neva, Duarte, Sanchez, Diaz – Machis, Eteki, Herrera, Puertas – Soldado, Fernandez (4-4-2)
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