Mallorca vs Leganes predictions and match preview for Thursday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as two out-of-form promotion contenders meet.
- DATE: Thursday 1st April 2021
- KICK-OFF: 19:00 (local time)
- STADIUM: Son Moix
- COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank
Mallorca vs Leganes Preview
We have a really big game this Thursday in LaLiga SmartBank as two promotion hopefuls meet. Mallorca are hoping to bounce back from a really damaging defeat on Monday night against a Leganes side that could blow the race for a top two finish open if they can secure the victory.
There are just 11 games to go in the Segunda Division and while Mallorca are still in a very strong position, they are wobbling quite a bit right now. They’ve gone 3 games without a win, just when it looked as though they might really take command of the race for a place in LaLiga 2021/22. They travelled to Fuenlabrada on Monday and collapsed to a 4-1 defeat as they shipped three 1st Half goals against the South Madrid side.
That was actually Fuenla’s second victory of the season over Mallorca following a controversial win at Son Moix in December. Remarkably 35% of the Segunda Division goals that Luis Garcia’s side have conceded this season have come against Fuenlabrada and they won’t be relishing this clash against another team from that part of the Madrid Community coming around so quickly after their worst loss of the campaign.
Leganes will be hoping to take advantage of Mallorca’s poor form. However in truth they really haven’t done that of late with just one win from their last five games meaning they’ve missed out on the chance to close the gap on the top two. They were involved in another showdown with a promotion rival last time out and it was a very dramatic ending to an otherwise uneventful game.
Their away clash with 3rd placed Almeria was goalless heading into Stoppage Time only for Almeria to seemingly win it via a 92nd minute goal from Manu Morlanes. However there was still time for Leganes to claim a controversial 100th minute leveller from the penalty spot which resulted in the mother of all angry rants from Almeria boss Jose Gomes in the post-match press conference. Lega had actually been reduced to 10 men in only the 16th minute with Ruben Perez seeing red so ultimately it was certainly a point gained although there may be some tired legs heading into another very important match.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Mallorca Wins, 2 Leganes Wins, 2 Draws.
- Mallorca won the reverse fixture 1-0 at Butarque earlier this term.
- The most recent meeting here was a 1-1 draw in LaLiga last term.
Mallorca vs Leganes Predictions
Score Prediction: Mallorca 1-1 Leganes
This feels like the kind of game where caution may ultimately prevail and we could see it end all square. Mallorca are starting to feel the pressure of their promotion push and they have only won 1 of their previous 4 matches against current top six opposition this season. However Leganes aren’t in great form themselves with just 5 points from their last 5 league games and while this is a game they really could do with winning if they are to have serious shot at automatic promotion, a draw does look a more likely outcome.
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