Mirandes vs Mallorca predictions and match preview for Sunday’s game in the Segunda Division. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and analysis as the visitors target a 4th win on the bounce.
- DATE: Sunday 18th October 2020
- KICK-OFF: 18:15 (local time)
- VENUE: Anduva
- COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank
Mirandes vs Mallorca Preview
Two sides who currently reside in the top eight of the Spanish Segunda Division meet on Sunday at Anduva. Visitors Mallorca have found some form and are hoping to lay the foundations for a promotion push by continuing their bright start over the next fortnight which is a busy period for second tier sides with back-to-back midweek matchdays.
Mirandes probably fall into that category of teams which could be anything from play-off contenders to relegation candidates this term but are more likely to fall somewhere in between the two in this fiercely competitive league. They achieved a solid 11th place finish on their return to the second tier last season, whilst also putting together a remarkable Copa del Rey run to the Semi-Finals.
They have since lost coach Andoni Iraola with former Sporting boss José Alberto his replacement. It has been a decent start for the new man with Mirandes looking solid at the back with just 3 goals conceded in 5 matches to date. They recorded their second victory of the season with a 2-0 win at Sabadell last time out.
Mallorca meanwhile are bidding to secure an immediate return to LaLiga and after a rocky start, they’ve reeled off three straight wins to nil heading into this match. Defensively they look much more solid this season, even allowing for the obviously weaker opposition. However the ultimate success or failure of their campaign may depend on their ability to put the ball in the net.
The likes of Take Kubo and Ante Budimir are no longer at the club and they’ve only scored twice from open play so far this season with 2 of their 4 league goals coming from the penalty spot.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Mallorca Wins, 4 Draws.
- The sides last met in the 2017/18 Segunda B play-offs with Mallorca winning 3-1 on aggregate.
- 4 of the last 5 meetings at Anduva have been drawn with the exception being a 2-0 Mirandes win in June 2015.
Mirandes vs Mallorca Predictions
Score Prediction: Mirandes 0-0 Mallorca
On the early evidence of this second tier season, these are two of the best teams in terms of defensive structure and the new coaches at both clubs should be credited for getting that right so early on. However in the final third, both sides have been weakened by key departures and this match may descend into a fairly scrappy affair, potentially ending in stalemate.
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