Leganes vs Mallorca predictions and match preview for Saturday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as two promotion hopefuls clash in Madrid.
- DATE: Saturday 12th December 2020
- KICK-OFF: 16:00 (local time)
- VENUE: Butarque
- COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank
Leganes vs Mallorca Preview
There’s a really big game on Saturday in the Segunda Division as two recently relegated sides hoping to make an immediate return to the top flight clash. Both Leganes and Mallorca are looking like strong promotion contenders at this early stage in the season and in a close race, the results in these big showdowns could be key.
Leganes are in 4th place heading into this weekend, 6 points worse off than their opponents. However on their own ground, their record is unmatched. Leganes have won 8 out of 9 at Butarque this season, conceding just 3 goals in the process. Despite the continued absence of fans, they really have managed to find a home advantage, perhaps more so than any other team in Spain’s top two divisions.
They can take great confidence from having beaten fellow promotion hopefuls in each of their last two home matches too. They defeated Espanyol 2-0 before seeing off Rayo Vallecano 1-0 in a bad-tempered derby which ended 10-a-side. They have been struggling a bit on the road though with a 0-0 draw at Tenerife their latest setback on Monday night.
As for Mallorca, they don’t seem to mind where they play right now, as they are just in the habit of winning football matches. A 3-1 victory over Castellon last time out was their 4th straight win. The only surprise was that they actually conceded a goal having let in just 3 in 16 fixtures this season prior to that.
At this level at least, these are two outstanding defensive sides. Leganes have kept a clean sheet in 67% of their home games this term and in over half of their matches overall. Mallorca meanwhile have a ridiculous 88% clean sheet ratio on their travels so it seems a safe bet that defences may be on top here.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Leganes Wins, 1 Mallorca Win, 2 Draws.
- Leganes have taken 7 points from their last 3 home games vs Mallorca.
- They won 1-0 at Butarque when the sides met in the top flight last season while the teams played out a 1-1 draw in Palma de Mallorca.
Leganes vs Mallorca Predictions
Score Prediction: Leganes 0-0 Mallorca
It’s very hard to pick a winner or even see where any goals are going to come from here. Both teams look like strong automatic promotion contenders based largely on their defensive prowess. Leganes are perhaps slight favourites with home advantage but Mallorca have only let in one away goal all season and look capable of negating the attacking threat of a Lega side that is still a bit short on genuine firepower.
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