Mallorca vs Espanyol predictions and match preview for Sunday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis ahead of this key top of the table clash.
- DATE: Sunday 14th February 2021
- KICK-OFF: 14:00 (local time)
- STADIUM: Son Moix
- COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank
Mallorca vs Espanyol Preview
This Sunday in LaLiga SmartBank we have a mouth-watering clash as league leaders Real Mallorca host promotion rivals Espanyol at the Estadio Visit Mallorca. It should be a closely contested game.
Mallorca are sitting comfortably at the top, five points ahead of their rivals. Head Coach Luis García would love nothing more than to make that eight points. For most of the season they themselves have been playing catch up to Espanyol, but while the Catalans have been dropping points, Los Bermellones have been playing very well and picking up some impressive wins.
In their last outing they came up against an in-form Albacete side. It was a tough match and was very even until Albacete had Nicolas Gorosito sent off for a second yellow. It was then when Mallorca started to dominate but they did ride their luck at times. They conceded a late penalty but Alvaro Jiminez hit the post. Like most great clubs who win titles they have to win in many different ways whether it’s a thrashing or just getting over the line and we are seeing this with Real Mallorca.
Vicente Moreno will make his return to Mallorca for the first time since he left the club, in what really is a must win match for Espanyol if they are to close the gap on the leaders. It has been a bizarre month for Los Blanquiazules. They have played well and dominated games but have lost matches.
In their last outing against Lugo it was once again a pretty dominant performance only this time they failed to create a lot of chances. Raul de Tomas was back on the score sheet and after defender Marcelo Djal was sent off for Lugo it looked like Espanyol would find a way but the only clear chance they had was when Raul de Tomas hit the inside of the post and it went out.
In what is a difficult period for the club as they were sitting comfortably at the top, they now see themselves fighting for second spot with Almeria having a game in hand. A win here will prove they belong in the top positions and will boost the confidence in the team that is in need of that winning feeling again.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Meetings: 2 Mallorca Wins, 3 Espanyol Wins, 1 Draw.
- The sides drew 0-0 earlier this term.
- Mallorca have won 5 of the last 6 meetings in Palma.
Mallorca vs Espanyol Predictions
Score Prediction: Mallorca 1-2 Espanyol
This game will be closely contested and the result could really depend on who gets the first goal. This unpredictable league is renowned for its surprises and there could be a surprise here. Espanyol are in need of a big win and the players need to stand up and be counted for and show that they are the best in this division. It will be tight but Espanyol could just get over the line.
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