Cadiz - Mallorca forecast and analysis
Cadiz host Mallorca in an important game as the hosts are directly involved in the battle for survival in La Liga.
As perhaps only Elche, which is in the last 20th place, is 99% sure of its relegation.
And above them there is one group of 9 teams located between 11th and 19th position, which are collected in only 5 points.
Cadiz is also here.
In that regard, they are almost bound to win games like today against similar opponents.
Moreover, Mallorca lost their previous 2 away games in La Liga.
On the other hand, Cadiz are unbeaten in their previous 6 home games (1-5-0).
Including a win against Atlético Madrid.
Prediction: 1 (0.0, -0.5) Asian Handicap.
Cadiz - statistics and info
After narrowly escaping relegation last season, Cadiz are teetering on the brink again this year's campaign.
A 0-1 loss away to direct relegation contenders Sevilla dropped the team to 19th place in the La Liga standings.
After being overtaken by his victorious hosts.
Perhaps feeling the heat of their perilous situation, manager Sergio Gonzalez said they were "once again" victims of questionable refereeing.
Returning to the comforts of home can make him smile.
As the Pirates are unbeaten in their last six home games in La Liga, going 1-5-0.
Although only a win here will lift them out of the relegation zone.
Mallorca - statistics and info
Mallorca won 1-0 at home to Celta to end a two-to-nil run in all competitions.
The Islanders are a dangerous opponent this season, sitting in 10th place in the standings.
In fact, this is the highest position they have held in the Primera Division after 18 rounds since 2010/11!
Perhaps not wanting to get carried away, coach Javier Aguirre said he was "pleased" with the three points.
However, he was "worried" about his team's performance in the first half.
But if we look at the statistics , there doesn't seem to be much cause for concern.
As Mallorca have only conceded one first half goal in their last 8 away games .
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Ledesma; Carcelen, Hernandez, Mbaye, Espino; Bongonda, Alcaraz, Alex, Ocampo; Negredo, Lozano
Injured: Fali, Mari, Gil, Cala, Coust, Zaldua
Punished: Alejo, Sobrino
Lineup: Rajkovic; Maffeo, Valgent, Rayo, Nastasic, Costa; D. Rodriguez, Grenier, R. de Gallareta, Kang-in; Muriki
Injuries : none