Match Preview: Fuenlabrada vs Mallorca Predictions & H2H

Fuenlabrada vs Mallorca

Fuenlabrada vs Mallorca predictions and match preview for Monday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis ahead as the promotion chasing visitors aim to get back on track after two disappointing games.

  • DATE: Monday 29th March 2021
  • KICK-OFF: 21:00 (local time)
  • STADIUM: Fernando Torres
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

Fuenlabrada vs Mallorca Preview


Fuenlabrada stadium
Fuenla Stadium via Rowley, CC BY-SA 4.0

The Monday night game in LaLiga SmartBank comes from the Estadio Fernando Torres. It sees promotion chasing Mallorca face what could be a tricky away game against a Fuenlabrada side that is fresh from a fine derby win last time out. They have already twice defeated the Balearic Island team this term with surprise wins in both league and cup.

Fuenlabrada travelled to South Madrid neighbours Leganes last weekend having only won one league game in 2021 though. Few expected that to change at Butarque, where Lega have been so strong this term, but Fuenlabrada put in one of their best performances of the season, claiming a 2-0 victory. “Keep your discipline” would most likely have been the message given Fuenla had been reduced to 10 men in 3 of their previous 4 matches, and they most certainly did that with an impressive win coming thanks to goals from Cristobal Marquez and Ruben Pulido Penas.

It’s the kind of result that José Luis Oltra has needed since he took over at Fuenlabrada in early February. 4 of his first 6 games ended level, slightly worrying given it was largely the sheer volume of draws which resulted in the dismissal of his predecessor. However those three points gave them some more breathing space on the relegation scrap and they look to be heading towards a safe mid-table finish.

Mallorca have far loftier ambitions than that. They have at times looked like the class act in this league this term but they still have plenty of work to do to ensure they take one of the two automatic promotion positions. They come into this game after a bit of a wobble having failed to score in either of their last two league outings.

They’d won 6 out of 7 prior to that but this is the point in the season when many promotion chasing teams start to get a bit jittery. We saw great evidence of that last term in this league with the top sides all struggling to put any sort of form together towards the end of the campaign and Mallorca could really do with bouncing back here with a convincing display.

Head to Head

  • Last 2 Competitive Meetings: 1 Fuenla Win, 1 Draw.
  • Fuenlabrada were controversial 3-2 winners in the reverse fixture earlier this term with Mallorca reduced to 9 men.
  • Fuenla also emerged on penalties from a Copa del Rey tie between the clubs in January which ended 2-2.

Fuenlabrada vs Mallorca Predictions


Score Prediction: Fuenlabrada 0-0 Mallorca

This is an awkward fixture for Mallorca to have on the back of a couple of poor results where they failed to score. 10 of Fuenlabrada’s 15 home league fixtures have been drawn and they’ve only let in 0.87 goals per home game this term which all suggests Mallorca could be in for a frustrating evening with more dropped points a real possibility. Overall, a tighter game than the previous meetings this season looks likely.

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