Mallorca vs Albacete
Spain – LaLiga2 Playoff
Date: Thursday, 13 June 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Estadio Iberostar (Palma de Mallorca).
Albacete and Mallorca finished fourth and fifth in the Segunda table respectively, and the winner of this two-legged tie will take on one of Malaga or Deportivo for a place in the prestigious La Liga, at least for the next whole season.
Albacete is a bit down as of now, because of their loss on the road against Almeria, the last match-day. Things were level till the 63rd minute of the game when the hosts opened the floodgates. A goal after goal came in regular intervals for the home team to complete a 3-0 victory over the playoff side.
Mallorca wasted an opportunity to post three points on the board in their last home tie. Granada was struggling on the road against them, and the hosts capitalized on it with a goal. It seemed as if Mallorca might walk away with the win, when, in the 89th minute, the guests equalized out of nowhere, for the spoils to be shared.
Mallorca vs Albacete Head-to-head (h2h)
- Albacete won four of the last five matches.
- Mallorca conceded two or more goals in the last two matches.
- Only once has Mallorca failed to score at home, which was in 2004.
- The last time these two met at this venue, Albacete recorded a 1-3 win.
Mallorca vs Albacete Prediction
Mallorca may have ended their regular season without bells and whistles, but at home, they have more than compensated for it. They are unbeaten at home in their last 13 games and won 11 of them as well. They had a five-match, and six-match winning streaks in this same stretch, which were interrupted by draws.
On top of that, Albacete lost 3-0 in their last away tie and was winless in five of their last nine games on the road. Also, only once in h2h history has an away team posted a win. Count on Mallorca to make most of their home status, as for sure they’ll be facing a tough time in the second leg on the road.
As for goals, only once has Mallorca failed to score in an h2h encounter at home, while Albacete did so in six of their last eight overall h2h meetings. They have also been the better team in the regular season and won four of the last five face-to-face meetings as well.
It’s logical to expect both teams to chip in with goals.
Mallorca vs Albacete Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00.