Osasuna vs Mallorca predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s game in LaLiga. Read on for analysis, free betting tips and predicted line-ups as the visitors play their first game since relegation was confirmed.
by Mark Sochon (@marksoc1)
Osasuna vs Mallorca Preview
Two sides who were promoted to LaLiga in 2019 clash on the final day of the season at El Sadar. Only one of them will be in the top flight next season though and that will be Osasuna after Mallorca suffered relegation on Thursday night with a home defeat against Granada.
Osasuna have been terrific on their return to the top flight and they head into this game only 3 points off the final Europa League place, although even victory here won’t be enough to see them into Europe. That may be a blessing in disguise in truth if you look at Espanyol this season and particularly with next season going to be a very congested one anyway due to the late start.
Many people tipped Osasuna to slip into the relegation scrap when the season restarted due to several injury problems and the loss of home support which has been key for them over the past couple of years. However they have proved the pundits wrong by taking 17 points from their 10 games since lockdown, a record only 5 teams can better.
As for Mallorca, top flight football has ultimately proved too big a jump for a side that was playing in the Segunda B only two years ago. A large section of the side that won promotion from the third tier remains to this day and while they have entertained and at times played some really eye-catching football, defensive problems and a real struggle to get results away have been their undoing.
They would have been disappointed in the manner of their relegation – a 2-1 home loss to Granada on Thursday. Victory would have given them a real shot at survival heading into this game but it wasn’t to be sadly for them.
Osasuna vs Mallorca Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-0 Osasuna
It’ll be tough for Mallorca to pick themselves up after the bitter blow of relegation on Thursday night. This game has come around very quickly and you have to fancy Osasuna to win it with the Pamplona side playing with real confidence right now and coming into this game on the back of a stunning 2-1 win at Camp Nou. It’s also worth noting that Mallorca haven’t picked up a single point this season away to a team in the current top 12.
Osasuna vs Mallorca Betting Tips (18+)
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Osasuna vs Mallorca H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Osasuna Wins, 2 Mallorca Wins, 2 Draws.
- Osasuna have won the last 3 meetings at El Sadar including an incredible 6-4 win in 2014.
- The last 3 top flight meetings here have been drawn.
- The sides drew 2-2 in Palma de Mallorca earlier this term.
Predicted Line Ups
Herrera – Lato, Hernandez, Garcia, Roncaglia – Barja, Sanjurjo, Merida, Torres – Arnaiz, Lopez (4-4-2)
Reina – Gamez, Raillo, Valjent, Pozo – Sevilla, Baba – Junior, Kubo, Rodriguez – Budimir (4-2-3-1)
Read more: Mallorca’s rise from Segunda B to LaLiga