Mallorca vs. Leganes 6/19/20 La Liga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Leganes (5-8-16) at Mallorca (7-4-18)
La Liga Soccer: Friday June 19, 2020 at 1:30 pm (Visit Mallorca Estadi)
The Line: Mallorca +175 / Draw +195 / Leganes +180 -- O/U: 2 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Mallorca host Leganes in a relegation six-pointer in La Liga action from the Visit Mallorca Estadi on Friday afternoon.
Mallorca come into this match in 18th place on 25 points with a record of 7 wins, 4 draws and 18 losses after a 1-0 loss to Villarreal in their last match. In the loss to Villarreal, Mallorca fell behind in the 16th minute, and despite their best efforts to get back into the game, the lone goal turned out to be the difference as Villarreal would ride it out to the end to pick up the three points and leave Mallorca empty-handed once again. Mallorca did hold their own though statistically, holding 49% possession and outshooting Villarreal 15-10 in terms of goal attempts and 5-1 in terms of shots on goal. Ante Budimir leads Mallorca in scoring with 9 goals on the year while Salva Sevilla and Aleix Febas each have a team-high 3 assists this season. Manuel Rodriguez is Mallorca’s #1 goalkeeper, conceding 1.57 goals per 90 minutes with 4 clean sheets in 28 league appearances this season.
Leganes on the other hand, come into this match in last place, sitting in 20th with 23 points and a record of 5 wins, 8 draws and 16 losses following a 2-0 loss to Barcelona in their last game. In the defeat against Barcelona, Leganes fell behind just three minutes before the half and did their best to get back into the game, even dodging a bullet when Barca had a 65th minute goal disallowed for offsides in the buildup to the goal. Leganes wouldn’t be able to hold off a second goal though as Barcelona scored from the penalty spot four minutes later. Leganes would also leave empty-handed at full time, held to just 25% possession and outshot 10-6 in terms of shot attempts and 5-2 in terms of shots on goal in the loss. Oscar Rodriguez leads Leganes in scoring with 8 goals on the year.
Two desperate teams in the midst of a relegation battle with one goal between the two sides in four combined games since the restart? Yuck. With that said, I know both sides need the points but I can’t get away from myself thinking that this game will be a draw. I think the two sides cancel each other out in the end and the two sides are left kicking themselves after yet another opportunity to pick up points falls to the side. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see a scoreless draw, but anything can happen in these relegation battles so I’m just going to stick with the draw as my bet for this match.