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Espanyol face a fresh challenge on Saturday as we count down to this approaching Copa del Rey clash with Mallorca.
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Mallorca will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 2-0 La Liga defeat in their last game at the hands of Levante.
In that match, Mallorca had 57% possession and 14 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Levante UD had 16 shots on goal with 8 on target. Roberto Soldado (47') and José Luis Morales (97') scored for Levante.
Luis García's Mallorca have celebrated scoring 9 times in their prior half-dozen outings. Conversely, the tally of goals that they have conceded in those games amounts to 8.
After a losing effort in their last game against Elche CF in La Liga action, Espanyol and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Espanyol had 47% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Espanyol was Raúl de Tomás (45'). On the other side, Elche CF got 2 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Pere Milla (6', 14') was the scorer for Elche CF.
Showing their appetite for action-packed matches, the back of the net has been hit 22 times in the prior six games in which Espanyol have played, giving a mean average of 3.67 goals per fixture. Opposition teams have got 11 of these goals.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head meetings dating back to 18/01/2013 shows us that Mallorca have won 2 of these games & Espanyol 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined total of 12 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them for Los Bermellones and 6 for Periquitos. The average goals per game has been 2.
The last league encounter between these clubs was La Liga match day 3 on 27/08/2021 when it finished Mallorca 1-0 Espanyol.
On that day, Mallorca had 47% possession and 12 shots on goal with 6 on target. Their only player to score was Dani Rodríguez (27').
For their opponents, Espanyol got 8 shots on goal with 3 on target.
The referee was Isidro Díaz de Mera.
Team News: Mallorca
Antonio Raíllo (Ankle Injury) and Ángel Rodríguez (Corona virus) won’t be playing for Mallorca manager Luis García.
Team News: Espanyol
Owing to a fully healthy group to pick from, the Espanyol boss Vicente Moreno doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
We are of the inclination to think that Espanyol and Mallorca may well both score, with little between these two teams.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level. We’re therefore anticipating a close game with a 1-1 score draw after 90 minutes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Visit Mallorca Estadi (23,142)
Captain: Manolo Reina
Chairman: Andy Kohlberg
Manager: Luis García
Competitions: La Liga position 15, Copa del Rey (Round of 16)
⭐ Key Player: Dani Rodríguez
Regularly playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Dani Rodríguez was born in Betanzos, Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for Albacete in the 2017 - 2018 season, the accomplished Midfielder has bagged 3 league goals in this LaLiga 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 18 appearances.