Mallorca vs Albacete - Home form to prove key for Mallorca

Mallorca are good value to secure first leg advantage against Albacete
Mallorca vs Albacete

Mallorca vs Albacete Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Mallorca are tipped to win against Albacete in their Spanish Segunda Division playoff semifinal first leg at the Iberostar Estadi. Mallorca have won six of their last seven home matches and at odds of 1.85, are predicted to secure the win over the visitors who have suffered three defeats in their last four matches.

RCD Mallorca Form & Team News


Mallorca were held to a 0-0 draw at Extremadura in their final fixture of the regular season. They created several goalscoring opportunities and had five shots on target but could not find the net.

Vicente Moreno's men finished fifth in the regular season to book their place in the playoffs. They maintained a solid record in front of their fans throughout the campaign and head into Wednesday's clash with six wins in their last seven home matches. Their excellent home form has them at good value of 1.85 to win on Wednesday.

Mallorca have also kept five clean sheets in their last seven home matches thanks to the exploits of Xisco Campos and Franco Russo in central defence. Both men should continue their partnership on Wednesday while top scorer Junior Lago should return after missing the draw at Extremadura.

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Mallorca have claimed six wins in their last seven home matches (Getty Images)

Albacete Balompie Form & Team News


Albacete ended their regular season campaign with a 3-0 defeat at Almeria. The visitors were second best throughout the contest.

Queso Mecanico finished the season seventh on the table but have struggled in recent weeks. Luis Miguel Ramis’ men have lost three of their last four away matches. They failed to score in two of those fixtures putting them at odds of 4.75 to claim an unlikely victory in Mallorca.

Top scorer Roman Zozluya has struggled in recent weeks with just four goals in his last 10 matches. The striker did not feature in the defeat to Almeria and is expected to return to the starting lineup on Wednesday.

Mallorca vs Albacete Head to Head


Albacete have claimed seven wins and three draws while Mallorca have three victories from 13 previous matches. Mallorca have won three of their last four clashes at home but suffered a 2-0 defeat in the most recent meeting at the Estadio Carlos Belmonte.

Mallorca vs Albacete Match Up 


Campos and Russo have impressed in central defence for Mallorca, particularly at home and should hold their own against the Albacete attack. At the other end of the pitch, Lago has 11 goals this season and his combination with Ariday Cabrera should prove too much to handle for Albacete.

Zozluya has not been at his best for Albacete in recent weeks with the striker struggling for consistency. He is likely to find things difficult against the Mallorca defence.

Mallorca vs Albacete Key Statistics


  • Mallorca have won 6 of their last 7 home matches (Segunda Division).
  • Mallorca have kept clean sheets in 5 of their last 7 home matches (Segunda Division).
  • Albacete have lost 3 of their last 4 matches (Segunda Division).

Verdict


Mallorca will take confidence from their fine home record having won six of their last seven matches in front off their fans. With Albacete suffering defeats in three of their last four matches, I am predicting a win for Mallorca at odds of 1.85.

Best Bet: Mallorca Win @ 1.85 at bet365 – 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Mallorca Win 1-0 @ 6.00 at bet365 – 1 Unit

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