Osasuna vs Mallorca
Spanish La Liga
Date: 22 May 2022, Sunday
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio El Sadar (Pamplona).
Substitute Abdon Prats scored a huge stoppage-time goal for Mallorca seven days ago to win the game against Rayo Vallecano at Visit Mallorca Estadi.
The 2-1 win helped Mallorca overtake Cadiz in the 17th place of La Liga table as Javier Aguirre’s men now have the destiny in their own hands ahead of the final day of the season.
Mallorca and Cadiz are level on points right on the brink of the relegation area. However, since Mallorca own a better head to head record, they do not have to think about Cadiz’s game away at Alaves.
A win on Sunday night against Osasuna will leave Mallorca in the top flight of Spanish football next season.
However, getting one will represent quite a challenge for Aguirre and his troops. Mallorca have been dreadful travelers throughout the season and they are about to face the ninth-placed opposition here.
Osasuna have been a much better side throughout the 2021/22 campaign than Mallorca and we just can’t see them as the underdogs here (like the bookmakers do).
After all, it is very hard for any team in the league to claim the spoils in Pamplona, let alone Mallorca who have only won 2 of 18 away games this term.
Osasuna vs Mallorca Head-to-head
- Tradition does not speak in Mallorca’s favor either because they have only left Estadio El Sadar victorious once in the previous 19 visits.
- Also, Mallorca are winless in the previous four head to head clashes against Osasuna who have won and drawn two apiece in the process.
- Interestingly, each of the previous three head to head outings have seen both teams scoring at least two goals.
Osasuna vs Mallorca Prediction
Osasuna are winless in five successive matches in the league but we have to see huge value in backing them to beat Mallorca (who are horrendous travelers) at the odds of 3.40.
After all, we should not forget that Osasuna do have something to play for here because their top-half finish is on the line. A win here would keep them at the ninth position of La Liga table.
Osasuna vs Mallorca Betting Tips
Osasuna to win @ 3.40 (12/5)
Osasuna Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.75 (7/4) odd.