Mallorca and Valencia measure strength at Iberostar Estadi, in a match for the 20th round of the First Division. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 01‑09-2019, Valencia won at home by (2‑0). In spite of being a match between 18º and 6º of the table, in reality it is a confrontation between the 14º classified in matches in house and the 9º as visitor.
After 4 wins, 3 draws and 12 losses, the home team is currently in 18th position, with 15 points won. In their last game, they lost with Granada out by (1‑0), after in the previous match they lost by (0‑2) at home, in a match against Sevilla. This is a team that is usually more competitive at home, since it conquered 14 points in its stadium, where it scored 11 goals and suffered 11, against only 1 point out, with 7 goals scored and 22 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a victory away with Zamora by (0-1). For the championship, Mallorca conquered 14 points in 30 possible, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 games he played in his stadium. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 1-0 (4 in 10 games). The team has not been very strong defensively, since they have always suffered goals in the last 10 games they played in this competition. In 19 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 13 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Mallorca comes to this motivated match, after advancing to the next phase of the Spanish King’s Cup, by beating Zamora by 0-1. In the last match for the Spanish league, the local club lost against Granada 1-0. In this reception at Valencia, coach Vicente Moreno must keep the team in a 3-4-3, favoring a more defensive style of play, looking for any space to apply the counterattack. Before Budimir he is the most dangerous player in the attack front, being the top scorer of Mallorca, with 6 goals scored. For this game, the coach cannot count on Salibur and Baba Rahman, both with physical problems.
The visiting team is currently in the 6th position, with 31 points won, after 8 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied out against Real Valladolid by (1‑1). In the last match, he won at home against Eibar by (1‑0). This is a team that is usually more competitive at home, since it conquered 11 points out and 20 in its stadium, with 13 goals scored and 16 suffered as a visitor, against 16 goals scored and 9 suffered at home. The team arrives at this match after a defeat at home with Real Madrid by (1‑3). For the championship, Valencia conquered 11 points in 27 possible, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 9 games played as a visitor. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so he has not presented great defensive strength, but his attack has scored regularly, since he always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games for this competition. In 19 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only got 2 comebacks.
Valencia comes to this match after a defeat, by 1-3, against Real Madrid, in a match for the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup. In the last match for the Spanish league, the visitors beat Eibar 1-0. In this match against Mallorca, coach Albert Celades must maintain his usual tactical scheme, that is, 4-3-3, with Carlos Soler, Ferrar Torres and Kevin Gameiro as the team’s most offensive references. Valencia has had some difficulties in the defensive sector, something that has damaged the team in their matches. For this match, the coach cannot count on Piccini, Rodrigo and Vallejo, all with physical problems.