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The La Liga fixture at Estadi de Son Moix on Tuesday will see home side Mallorca
go into battle with opponents Celta Vigo
. Our Mallorca v Celta Vigo predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Mallorca will be hoping for a better result following the 3-1 La Liga losing effort in their last game against Athletic Bilbao. In that match, Mallorca had 53% possession and 14 shots at goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Mallorca was Ante Budimir (69'). Athletic Bilbao got 12 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Raúl García (16'), Oihan Sancet (24') and Villalibre (90') scored for Athletic Bilbao.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Mallorca have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Los Bermellones have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 12 goals on the way. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Mallorca:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Celta de Vigo in their last 5 matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league games.
In their last game, Celta Vigo drew 2-2 in the La Liga match with Barcelona. In that match, Celta Vigo managed 32% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Celta Vigo, the scorers were Fyodor Smolov (50') and Iago Aspas (88'). For their opponents, FC Barcelona had 18 shots on goal with 2 on target. Luis Suárez (20', 67') scored for Barcelona.
A run of hard-working showings from the Celta Vigo defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their past 6 outings overall. In that period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 9. That being said, it remains to be seen if such a trend will continue on in this match.
Their prior results show that Celta Vigo:
- have left without a victory over RCD Mallorca when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 5 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 26/03/2006 shows us that Mallorca have won 2 of them & Celta Vigo 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
A combined total of 16 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 9 from Los Bermellones and 7 coming from Os Celestes. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The last league clash featuring the two was LaLiga match day 17 on 15/12/2019 when the final score was Celta Vigo 2-2 Mallorca. In that match, Celta Vigo had 66% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Goals were scored by Rafinha (20') and Iago Aspas (50'). Mallorca had 8 shots at goal with 2 on target. Salva Sevilla (33') and Ante Budimir (83') scored. The referee was Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea.
Team News: Mallorca
Abdul Rahman Baba (Knee Injury) and Leonardo Koutris (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be available for Mallorca gaffer Vicente Moreno.
It seems likely that Los Bermellones will probably make use of the 4-4-2 formation, utilising Manolo Reina, Fran Gámez, Antonio Raíllo, Martin Valjent, Alejandro Pozo, Takefusa Kubo, Iddrisu Baba, Salva Sevilla, Dani Rodriguez, Cucho and Ante Budimir.
Team News: Celta Vigo
With a fully injury-free squad available to select from, Celta Vigo manager Óscar García has no fitness worries at all coming into this match.
From our viewpoint, Os Celestes might make use of a 3-5-2 formation, choosing Ruben Blanco, Joseph Aidoo, Nestor Araujo, Jorge Sáenz, Kevin Vazquez, Okay Yokuslu, Rafinha, Filip Bradaric, Denis Suarez, Iago Aspas and Fedor Smolov.
We think that Mallorca will have to work hard as a team to break down this Celta Vigo team who should win and very possibly keep a clean sheet. We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even contest with a 0-1 winning margin for Celta Vigo after 90 minutes. Little in this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadi de Son Moix (23,142)
Captain: Xisco Campos
Chairman: Andy Kohlberg
Manager: Vicente Moreno
Competitions: LaLiga position 18
⭐ Key Player: Dani Rodríguez
Usually deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Dani Rodríguez was born in Betanzos, Spain. After having made a senior debut playing for Albacete in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has managed to score 5 league goals in this LaLiga 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in 30 appearances.