Real Oviedo vs Real Mallorca predictions and match preview for Sunday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as both teams look to bounce back from defeats in their last games.
- DATE: Sunday 3rd January 2021
- KICK-OFF: 21:00 (local time)
- STADIUM: Carlos Tartiere
- COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank
Real Oviedo vs Real Mallorca Preview
Unlike the Spanish top flight, LaLiga SmartBank clubs have had the usual fortnight break over the Christmas period but we return to action this weekend and this is one of the standout fixtures. It sees 2nd placed Mallorca travel to mid-table Real Oviedo and both teams are looking to bounce back well after disappointing defeats last time out ended good runs of form.
Real Oviedo went into their trip to Ponferradina on the back of successive victories against Sabadell and Tenerife which raised hopes of a possible play-off push this season for the Asturian club. However they slipped to a 1-0 defeat against a team that has largely been the surprise package of the Segunda Division campaign so far.
With José Ángel Ziganda at the helm, Oviedo at least look like they should have enough to avoid a relegation scrap this season. Only 3 sides have netted more goals than Real Oviedo heading into the new year, but there does still seem to be a genuine gulf in class between the likes of them and the top three or four clubs in this league, something that wasn’t really the case last season.
Real Mallorca are firm automatic promotion contenders and had won five on the bounce heading into their last match, at home to Fuenlabrada. They had only conceded 4 goals all season prior to that but a bizarre game and a host of controversial refereeing decisions contributed to Mallorca suffering a shock 3-2 defeat after being reduced to 9 men in the First Half.
Luis Garcia would have been fuming after that and they’ll be very hungry to get back to winning ways here and start building some more momentum again heading into the business end of the season. Right now it looks like it will be two from Mallorca, Espanyol and Almeria who end up in the automatic promotion positions and with all three teams averaging 2 points per game or more, there is little margin for error, even on the road.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Oviedo Win, 3 Mallorca Wins, 2 Draws.
- 4 of the last 5 meetings at the Carlos Tartiere have been drawn.
- The sides last met in the 2018/19 Segunda Division season with Mallorca taking 4 points including a 1-1 draw in Oviedo.
Real Oviedo vs Real Mallorca Predictions
Score Prediction: Oviedo 0-1 Mallorca
Mallorca have been terrific this season and we shouldn’t read too much into their last defeat given the very strange circumstances it came in. They’ve been great on the road with their 9 away games resulting in 6 wins and 3 draws, and they should have a little bit too much for Oviedo here.
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