Levante vs Mallorca Predictions & Match Preview

Levante vs Mallorca

Levante vs Mallorca predictions and match preview for Saturday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for expert analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as two struggling teams meet.

DateSaturday 8th January 2022
Kick-Off14:00 (local time)
StadiumCiutat de Valencia

Levante vs Mallorca Preview

Levante match action

LaLiga returns on Saturday after a week of Copa del Rey action. The first game of matchday 20 feels like a massive one for both Levante and Mallorca. The hosts won’t get many better chances to finally end that long wait for a victory and they simply have to end that winless streak soon if they are going to stand any chance of competing to stay in this league.

The good news for Levante is that their next three games against Mallorca, Cadiz and Getafe, do give them a realistic chance of doing that. A couple of wins from those fixtures would see them close in on the sides above them and suddenly they’d have a bit of belief again and their plight wouldn’t look quite as hopeless as it does right now.

However this is a Levante side that has conceded 9 more goals than any other team in LaLiga this season. It’s one that was absolutely torn apart by Villarreal last time out in a 5-0 defeat and only a month into the job, inexperienced Alessio Lisci is already in danger of becoming the third Levante coach to be dismissed this term. Solutions are needed and fast ahead of these two key home games which will go a long way to determining how the rest of Levante’s season may pan out.

This is also a big match for Mallorca. They are not exactly in freefall but have been gradually slipping down the league since a bright start to the season and come into this following back-to-back league losses. They’d have been disappointed not to have caused more problems for what was a much weakened Barcelona side in a 1-0 home defeat last weekend but the Balearic side did bounce back well with a Copa del Rey win at Eibar in midweek.

Luis Garcia’s men may just be starting to dream about replicating the Copa del Rey winning class of 2003 but survival is still the main goal for this Mallorca side. A lack of reliable goal threats has been a problem with Dani Rodriguez, who is suspended here, their top scorer in LaLiga with just 3. There is still a sense that Garcia doesn’t really know his best XI with a number of decent options in attacking areas but few outright stars who have shown beyond doubt that they should be starting every week.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Levante Wins, 2 Mallorca Wins, 2 Draws.
  • Mallorca won the reverse fixture 1-0 earlier this season.
  • Levante have won their last 3 home games against Mallorca.
  • Mallorca have conceded 8 goals across those 3 most recent visits here.

Team News

Carlos Clerc is banned for the hosts whole Shkodran Mustafi is injured. Jose Luis Morales, Nikola Vukcevic and Alejandro Cantero have recently tested positive for Covid-19 and are doubts as a result.

Mallorca’s Covid-19 problems have eased but they are still awaiting negative tests from Take Kubo and Lee Kang-In at the time of writing. Dani Rodriguez is banned. Antonio Raíllo and Matthew Hoppe are injured.

Possible Lineups

coming soon

Levante vs Mallorca Predictions

Score Prediction: Levante 2-2 Mallorca

You’d expect some kind of response from Levante to that capitulation at Villarreal. While we say the same thing most weeks, Levante do have quality in this side and a number of players who would start for most teams in this league but defensively they are a mess and Mallorca ought to have enough quality to punish them and get a result from their trip to Valencia.

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has been writing about Spanish football since 2014 and regularly attends and covers matches across Spain. His work has also been published by various newspapers and websites including These Football Times, World Soccer and Guardian Sport. Available for freelance work: marksochon (at) hotmail.co.uk

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