Mallorca and Almeria meet at Iberostar Estadi, in a match for the 39 th round of the Second Division. Almeria won at home by (2-0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 01-06-2019. The record of recent direct confrontations between these two teams could not be more balanced, since there was 1 draw and 2 wins for each team in the last 5 games they played. Attention to the house factor, since Mallorca usually conquers different results at home and abroad.
After 18 wins, 10 draws and 10 losses, the home team is currently in the 4 th position, with 64 points won. In the last match, they lost in an away match against Gimnàstic Tarragona by (2-1), after in the previous match they won (2-1) at home, against Sporting Gijón. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses at their stadium.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 10 games ago. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches for this competition.
The RCD Mallorca goes down with this meeting, after a snub, 2-1, in the visit to the Gimnàstic de Tarragona. After a balanced start, with good scoring opportunities in both goals. Uche had at the feet, at forty minutes, the best goal of the match. The forward, of the penalty mark, finished off the side of the goal. Two minutes later, the same player would come to score in the first goal of the match. The visitors came to a draw in the ninet minute, by Abdón Prats. In the third minute of compensation, José Kanté finished strong and placed the local fans in a party. With this defeat Mallorca broke a series of five straight games without losing, continuing in the struggle for promotion to the main division of Spanish football.
The home team should line up in the usual 4-3-3, favoring a more direct game. The three most advanced players, responsible for putting the rival defense in a panic, are Ante Budimir, Ariday and Lago Júnior. In the center of the field it is possible that they play Leonardo Suárez, Salva Sevilla and Pedraza. Everything indicates that the technician Vicente Moreno will have all the staff at his disposal for the reception to Almeria.
The away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 55 points won, after 14 wins, 13 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Lugo, by (4-2). In the last match, they won at home against Elche by (5-3). This is a team that usually shows similar results, at home and abroad, so it is not affected by the home team, as in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. For the league, Almería won 13 points out of 30 possible points, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (9 out of 19 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 19 matches for this competition have ended ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 12 matches in this competition, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have won the match in 2. In the last 7 home matches for this competition there are 2 periods that stand out: they scored 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (46′- 60 ‘); He suffered 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Almeria arrives confident in this match, after a clear victory, by 5-3, in the reception at Elche. Álvaro Giménez was in great prominence in this game, to contribute with three goals for the victory, the other goals were scored by Juan Carlos and Sergio Aguza.
The team led by Fran Fernández should play in the usual 4-4-2, favoring a more direct game. The two arrows aimed at the rival goal are Álvaro Giménez and Juan Carlos. The first is the best gunner of the team, with 18 goals scored. In the midfield it is possible that they play Luis Rioja, César de la Hoz, David Rocha and José Corpas. No important absences are expected for this match.