Almeria will be looking to enhance their chances of survival this weekend when they return to La Liga action. Mallorca will be the visitors on Saturday, as they look to register a second straight victory to move into the top half of the standings.
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The battle to avoid relegation in La Liga continues this weekend, as Almeria will be looking for a vital victory to move them clear of the bottom three. Almeria comes into this fixture with a two-point advantage over the bottom three places, but they have struggled for consistency in recent months. Over their last five, they have suffered three defeats and registered just two victories. But, a win this weekend could take them up to 14th.
But, they will need an improved performance this weekend, as they were easily beaten in their previous match in the league by Osasuna. That defeat came on the road, as they scored their only goal in a 3-1 defeat in the 92nd minute. Lazaro was the star that registered the goal, but they will need to be much harder to break down this weekend.
Mallorca will be the away side this weekend, as they look for three points that could move them into the top half of the standings. They come into this fixture sitting 12th, and they appear safe from the threat of relegation, as they sit ten points clear of the drop zone. They managed to bounce back to winning ways last weekend, ending a three-game winless run.
Mallorca’s return to winning ways came at home, as they landed a 1-0 success against Cadiz. The only goal in the success was netted by Pablo Maffeo after just 16 minutes. However, their win was very much against the run of play.
Almeria vs Mallorca Head to Head
Home advantage could be key in this fixture, as five of the six La Liga clashes in the past 15 years have been won by the side playing in their home stadium. That trend continues into all league clashes between the sides, as there has been just one away win in 14 matches across the top two divisions between these sides.
Almeria vs Mallorca Prediction
Almeria’s home advantage could be key this weekend, as they chase a second straight home success against Mallorca. The trends point to a victory for Almeria, and that could be enough to side with them moving away from the bottom three this weekend.
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