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The La Liga meeting at Visit Mallorca Estadi on Saturday sees home side Mallorca take to the field against opponents UD Almería.
Our Mallorca v UD Almería predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Mallorca, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-0 La Liga victory against UD Almería.
In that match, Mallorca managed 51% possession and 4 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Mallorca was Pablo Maffeo (25'). Almería got 3 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target.
Javier Aguirre's Mallorca have hit the target a sum total of 7 times in their last 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same games is 7.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Mallorca:
- have not lost a league tie with UD Almería in their previous 3 matches.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
The numbers tell their own story, and UD Almería have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, conceding 8 goals in all. At the back, UD Almería have seen their frailties exposed. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, though.
Heading into this contest, UD Almería haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head clashes going back to 11/12/2016 tells us that Mallorca have won 4 of these games and UD Almería 2, with the number of drawn games being 0.
A combined sum of 10 goals were scored between them in this period, with 6 of them from Los Bermellones and 4 being from Almería. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.67.
The previous league match between these clubs was La Liga 2 match day 26 on 21/02/2021 when it finished Mallorca 2-0 UD Almería.
In that game, Mallorca had 43% possession and 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorers were Abdón Prats (44') and Salva Sevilla (69').
UD Almería got 14 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Miguel Ángel Ortiz Arias.
Team News: Mallorca
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just a single fitness concern for the Mallorca boss Javier Aguirre to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Amath Ndiaye (Finger Injury) is sidelined.
It seems likely that Los Bermellones may well opt for a 3-2-4-1 formation for this one, utilising Predrag Rajkovic, Martin Valjent, Antonio Raillo, Jose Copete, Pablo Maffeo, Jaume Costa, Antonio Sanchez, Clement Grenier, I. Ruiz de, Kang-In Lee and Vedat Muriqi.
Team News: UD Almería
UD Almería boss Joan Rubi has to choose a team with limited availability. Iván Martos (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Juanjo Nieto (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances.
We reckon that UD Almería could decide to elect for a 5-3-2 formation with a starting lineup of Fernando Martinez, Juan Brandariz, Rodrigo Ely, Srdjan Babic, Alejandro Pozo, Sergio Akieme, Lucas Robertone, Samu, Lazaro, El Bilal Toure and Largie Ramazani.
We think that UD Almería may well find it hard to be putting a goal past this Mallorca lineup who we think might well do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We therefore fancy a 1-0 win for Mallorca when the referee blows for full-time.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Visit Mallorca Estadi (23,142)
Captain: Antonio Raíllo
Chairman: Andy Kohlberg
Manager: Javier Aguirre
Competitions: La Liga position 13
🔑 Star Player: Vedat Muriqi
Mostly used in the Striker position, Vedat Muriqi was born in Prizren, Kosovo. Having made his senior debut playing for Giresunspor in the 2014 - 2015 season, the talented Forward has managed 3 league goals in this LaLiga 2022 - 2023 campaign so far coming from a total of 5 appearances.