Girona vs Mallorca predictions and match preview for Saturday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as two sides with recent top flight experience meet in Catalunya.
- DATE: Saturday 14th November 2020
- KICK-OFF: 18:30 (local time)
- VENUE: Montilivi
- COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank
Girona vs Mallorca Preview
LaLiga SmartBank action continues in the international break at the Montilivi with last season’s play-off finalists Girona hosting last season’s relegated team from LaLiga Mallorca on Saturday evening. It’s one of the big clashes of the weekend as both teams would be very keen on stepping back up the ladder to the top tier of Spanish football after recent relegations.
After starting the season with two losses on the bounce, Girona have been steadily climbing up the tally with only one defeat in the last eight matches. However, their last three fixtures ended in draws, most recently at home to Las Palmas on Monday where Bernardo Espinosa equalised in the second period before getting sent off after receiving a second yellow.
With only eight goals in ten matches, it’s apparent that Francisco’s side are heavily missing Cristhian Stuani’s scoring boots. On a positive note, striker Mamadou Sylla is showing great form with four goals and two assists already for his new club. Dependency on one player is again creeping in for Girona just like last season where Stuani netted more than half of the team’s total goals.
Alongside Espanyol, Mallorca are the team establishing early claims of an automatic promotion spot with 22 points to their name, level with Sporting de Gijón in second spot. As the clash against the Asturians awaits them in the next round, Luis García and his men would want to go into that one on the back of another strong performance in Catalunya.
Helped by a brace from Dani Rodríguez, Mallorca extended their unbeaten streak to ten matches in a resounding 3-0 victory over Ponferradina at Son Moix on Sunday. The islanders can now boast the joint strongest defence in the division with only two goals conceded in 11 games so far.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Girona Wins, 1 Mallorca Win, 2 Draws.
- The sides last met in the 2016/17 Segunda Division with both teams winning their home fixtures 1-0.
- Mallorca have failed to score on each of their last 3 visits to this ground.
Girona vs Mallorca Predictions
Score Prediction: Girona 0-1 Mallorca
The away side might be the slight favorites for this one with the super run of form they are in. Girona are missing the winning edge early on this season and when you combine their shooting woes with Mallorca’s rock solid defence which is yet to concede away from home this term, it looks sensible to go with an away clean sheet victory for this one.
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