On January 20, the “Visit of Mallorca” will host the match of the 18th round of Examples, in which “Mallorca” will meet with “Celta”. The start of the fight is scheduled for 22:00 Kyiv time.
The team has dangled between divisions for years, more than living up to its “football elevator” status. Including she didn’t really show anything even with Valery Karpin – rather the opposite. Already without a Russian, it was possible to climb in the Example – but not to linger there. The last temporada could well have ended with a relegation, but this time it was lucky with the arrival of a new mentor, Javier Aguirre. He led the newcomer to La Liga already in the course of the season (traditionally developing unsuccessfully), and managed to score enough points to survive. Moreover, now the Bermelones already have 6 wins and 22 points after 17 rounds. So even after the away defeat to Osasuna 0:1 on January 14, it still manages to stay in the top half of the standings. And this is the maximum possible expectations from the club at the moment.
The club last season retreated from the tradition of changing mentors, despite the anti-record results at the start. And Eduardo Coudet justified that trust, having risen with his wards in the end to quite comfortable places in the final table. But there was no improvement in the new pace, and in Vigo they returned to the practice of coaching reshuffles in the fall. However, under the current mentor, Carlos Carvalhal, there is still the same struggle for survival. But the Portuguese began to justify his invitation in the winter, when he got the opportunity to work with new wards for a long time, without being distracted by anything. As a result, the Galicians, who ended the autumn segment with 5 defeats and a couple of draws, do not lose at all in January. With “Seville” and “Villarreal” played 1:1 at home, and, most importantly, won on the road a potential competitor, “Elche”.
Mallorca had good results with Celta, which, however, did not save them from relegation from the Examples. Last season it was exactly the opposite: the “islanders” took 1 point in 2 matches, but “survived” in La Liga.
Bookmakers consider the pair equal and expect low performance. On the other hand, the teams are in good shape, and in attack they have Muriki and Iago Aspas, who are among the top scorers of the championship. We bet on “total over 2.0 goals” with a coefficient of 1.94 according to Parimatch.