Espanyol vs Mallorca
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 9 February 2020
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona).
Both teams are placed bottom-most in the table, and are desperate for points in order to avoid relegation. As such, a draw will not make much sense for either team, especially against each other, and we can expect a goal-fest in all probability.
Espanyol vs Mallorca Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five matches in a row were won by teams at home.
- Espanyol have conceded twice or more in the past three fixtures.
- Nine of the last ten wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Six of the preceding seven clashes had goals from both teams.
Espanyol vs Mallorca Match Preview
Espanyol lost on the road the last match-day, against Granada. The scoreline was 2-1, in favor of the hosts, despite the guests having recorded the first goal.
The inability of Espanyol to deal with constant attacks was on full display, as they failed to take advantage of their early lead.
This season, the team is in serious danger of getting relegated. They are currently placed dead-last in the table, and have secured a total of just 15 points from their 22 fixtures so far.
In the meantime, Mallorca lost at home the prior game week, against Valladolid. The guests recorded a 0-1 win, and the sole goal had come in the 56th minute of the game.
It was the third straight loss for Mallorca, and justified their tag as a relegation-battler. Keep note that the team had just gained promotion from the Segunda, and by the looks of things, they will shortly make a return journey to the division.
Furthermore, since 2007, only one h2h encounter at this venue have failed to have goals from both teams, and Espanyol have been on a scoring streak in h2h clashes at home sine 2001.
In fact, in the last 19 years, only thrice in total have they even failed to score two or more goals in such games at this stadium. Also do understand that Mallorca have conceded the most number of goals on the road this campaign.
On the other hand, Mallorca also have scored twice or more in the last three h2h meetings, and only once have they failed to find the back of the net against this opponent in the last ten years.
Espanyol vs Mallorca Prediction
Both teams are desperate for points. Either are placed deep down in the league table, and day by day, relegation is becoming a reality. Drawn games no longer are of any use to either squad, and especially so against each other.
The reason being, it’s rare for both teams to have a comparatively weak opponent on the other side of the pitch, and moreover, the two teams are direct-competitors in regards to the race to avoid the boot.
A win this Sunday will be worth two-fold. Not only will the victor be able to post the three points on the board, but will gain significant ground in the relegation battle as well.
Into thix mix, introduce the weak and clumsy defenses of both teams, and we have all the ingredients for a high-scoring thriller.
Espanyol vs Mallorca Betting Tips
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).