Mallorca vs Almeria predictions and match preview for Sunday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as two promotion hopefuls clash.
- DATE: Sunday 21st February 2021
- KICK-OFF: 16:00 (local time)
- STADIUM: Son Moix
- COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank
Mallorca vs Almeria Preview
The race for promotion from the Spanish Segunda Division really is heating up and there’s another crunch game at the top this weekend as Mallorca entertain Almeria. Heading into the weekend, it’s 1st vs 3rd with just two points separating the sides and Espanyol sandwiched in between them, although the Catalan club may well have jumped into top spot by the time this one kicks off.
All of the top three have suffered a few recent setbacks which has opened up a window of opportunity to the teams directly below them. Mallorca lost 2-1 at home to Espanyol only last weekend, a really damaging result for Luis Garcia’s side who were hoping to open up a real advantage at the top.
Their last 7 games in the league have yielded 3 wins and 3 defeats with just a few doubts starting to creep in about a side that was so impressive before the turn of the year. In fairness to Mallorca, this will mark the end of a tough run of fixtures and they’ll still be well placed to go on and clinch automatic promotion, even if they were to only draw this match.
Almeria missed the chance to go top in midweek, conceding a late goal to lose 2-1 at Leganes. That result pushed the Butarque club back into the automatic promotion picture and it was Almeria’s first league defeat of 2021.
Defensively they’ve not been quite as assured as the two teams above them but Almeria are the Segunda’s top scorers. 21 of their 38 goals have come via the pairing of Umar Sadiq and José Corpas and the duo will be hoping to exploit a few rare cracks which have cropped up in the Mallorca defence of late.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Meetings: 3 Mallorca Wins, 2 Almeria Wins, 1 Draw.
- Mallorca have won their last 4 home games against Almeria.
- Almeria had 3 players sent off on their last visit here – a 1-0 defeat in May 2019.
Mallorca vs Almeria Predictions
Score Prediction: Mallorca 2-1 Almeria
Almeria have a terrific away record but the reality this season for Jose Gomes’ side is that they’ve often fallen just short when up against the very top sides. They’ve already lost away to Espanyol and Leganes while Mallorca and Sporting have defeated them at home, meaning Almeria have already lost to all of the other clubs currently in the top five. The hosts may just edge this with Mallorca’s extra top level and big game experience perhaps telling.
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