Celta Vigo vs RCD Mallorca Match Preview
Celta Vigo will look to leapfrog their opponents in the relegation battle when they host RCD Mallorca at the Abanca Balaidos in the La Liga on Sunday.
Celta Vigo Match Form
The Celestes are once again the middle of a relegation battle after doing enough to survive last season. Oscar Garcia Junyent’s side are currently 18th in the league table, with 13 points from 16 games.
While they are clear of 19th-placed Leganes and 20th-placed Espanyol by 4 points, they need to improve their results quickly if they want to stay up this season. In a relegation six-pointer last weekend, they lost to Leganes 3-2, which was definitely now a hammer blow.
Now, Celta Vigo are in another such match a week later and this time, they will look to pick a positive result this time around.
RCD Mallorca Match Form
Coming to their opponents, RCD Mallorca are really struggling in their first season back at the top. Los Bermellones finished 5th in the Segunda Division last season and secured promotion through playoffs.
Now, Vicente Moreno’s side are 17th in the league table, picking up 14 points from 16 games. They are a point ahead of their opponents and a point behind Eibar in 16th place. However, Alaves in 15th place are 4 points ahead, so, Mallorca need to up their game if they desire to stay up this season.
Looking at team news, Gabriel Fernandez is ruled out for the home side due to suspension. However, Claudio Beauvue and Juan Hernandez are back in training, providing a timely boost for Junyent’s side. Finally, Pape Diop, Denis Suarez and David Junca are doubts for the game.
Coming to their opponents, Mallorca have just one doubt in the form of Baba Rahman with the rest of the squad healthy for the game.
Celta Vigo vs RCD Mallorca H2H & Betting News
In terms of head-to-head, Celta Vigo have won 8 to Mallorca’s 7 in 18 meetings. However, the last meeting between the sides was way back in 2013.
Recent form does not paint a pretty picture for either side with both teams winning just once in their last 5 games. However, Junyent’s side have conceded just 3 goals in their last 5 home games and can be expected to register a clean sheet.
Further, Mallorca have conceded 10 goals in their last 3 away games, which should see the home side definitely score. Looking at recent form, Celta Vigo can be expected to nick the game 1-0 and jump over their opponents in the La Liga table.
Celta Vigo Predicted XI
Blanco; Mallo, Aidoo, Araujo, Olaza; Diop, Yokuslu, Rafinha; Mina, Sisto, Aspas
RCD Mallorca Predicted XI
Reina; Gamez, Valjent, Raillo, Sastre; Kubo, Baba, Sevilla, Rodriguez; Febas, Budimir