Match Preview: Albacete vs Mallorca Predictions & H2H

Albacete vs Mallorca predictions

Albacete vs Mallorca predictions and match preview for Friday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as the visitors aim to push on towards promotion.

  • DATE: Friday 5th February 2021
  • KICK-OFF: 21:00 (local time)
  • STADIUM: Carlos Belmonte
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

Albacete vs Mallorca Preview


Albacete vs Mallorca team news
Albacete Stadium via D7ckon, CC BY-SA 4.0

Mallorca’s bid for an immediate return to the top flight sees them travel to Albacete on Friday, hoping to gain an advantage on their fellow automatic promotion hopefuls who play later in the weekend. This won’t be easy though as Albacete are one of the form teams in the Segunda Division right now.

This is a league that often defies all logic and seemingly hopeless causes can often suddenly transform into winning teams. That has been the case with Albacete who have won four of their last five league games having registered just two all season prior to that.

Mirandes, Zaragoza, Alcorcon and Oviedo have all been defeated to lift Albacete out of the relegation zone and breathe fresh new life into their campaign. It has been a case of third time lucky in terms of coaches this term with both Lucas Alcaraz and Aritz Lopez Garai getting sacked before December appointment Alejandro Menéndez found the winning formula. 

Mallorca do represent a step up in class on their recent opponents though. Luis Garcia’s team experienced a bit of a wobble around the turn of the year taking just one point from three league games but back-to-back wins over play-off hopefuls Rayo and Girona appear to have put them back on track.

They were 3-0 up inside 20 minutes in Vallecas and their away record really is outstanding with 7 wins, 4 draws and no defeats on the road in the Segunda this term. They can briefly go six points clear at the top with victory here and that would put just a bit of extra pressure on Espanyol and Almeria as they prepare for their games.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Albacete Wins, 1 Mallorca Win, 1 Draw.
  • Albacete have won 5 of their last 6 home games against Mallorca.
  • The sides drew 0-0 at Son Moix earlier in the season.

Albacete vs Mallorca Predictions


Score Prediction: Albacete 0-1 Mallorca

Albacete are a rejuvenated force under their new boss but their recent wins have almost all come against teams in and around them at the bottom of the league. Mallorca meanwhile have looked strong all season and with such an outstanding away record, you still have to fancy the visitors will deliver the goods here.

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