Espanyol vs Mallorca Match Preview & Prediction

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Espanyol vs Mallorca predictions and match preview for this Sunday’s game in the Spanish Segunda Division. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and analysis as Vicente Moreno comes up against his former club.

  • DATE: Sunday 20th September 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 16:00 (local time)
  • VENUE: RCDE Stadium, Cornellà

Espanyol vs Mallorca Preview

In the second round of fixtures we have a mouth-watering clash between Espanyol and Mallorca. It will see Vicente Moreno, who left Son Moix to take the hot seat at Espanyol last month, immediately face up against his former side. Both teams are looking to bounce straight back to the Primera División.

Espanyol are coming into this match on the back of an impressive opening day victory. They beat Albacete 3-0 last weekend at the RCDE Stadium and it really could have been six or seven. They dominated the ball with 72% possession and created a lot of chances. 

Vicente Moreno will be looking to build on that and the early signs are that leaving Mallorca after three great years to join the Barcelona club was the right move, at least from a career perspective. Picking up three points here will send a message to the other clubs that they really mean business this year.

Looking to put a stop to Espanyol’s charge will be Luis Garcia who had a bit of a setback in the opening match of the season as Mallorca lost 1-0 at home to a tough Rayo Vallecano side. Garcia will be hoping his men will create more in this match to make a statement by outwitting his predecessor. However this is an uncertain period for the club from the Balearic Islands with the future of star striker Ante Budimir, who was left on the bench last weekend, still uncertain.

Espanyol vs Mallorca H2H

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Espanyol Wins, 3 Mallorca Wins.
  • All of the last 6 meetings have been won by the team playing at home.
  • Mallorca last avoided defeat away to Espanyol with a 2-1 victory in Barcelona in 2011.

Segunda Division predictions

Espanyol vs Mallorca Predictions

Score Prediction: 2-1 Espanyol

Espanyol have such great strength in depth and this is one of the many reasons they will be hard to beat. With so many options going forward, they pose a huge goal threat. They were relentless against Albacete and didn’t give them a minute to settle throughout the game. Moreno will want to carry this on into the Mallorca game and make a statement against his former employers. Mallorca will create chances but if they are to have any hope of winning they need to take them.

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Greg has been an admirer of Spanish football for many years with a more in-depth knowledge in particular of Catalan football clubs. He has a passion for Spanish and Catalan culture.