Mallorca vs. Osasuna Spanish La Liga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 7-19-2020
Mallorca (9-5-23) vs. Osasuna (13-12-12)
Spanish La Liga soccer on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 15:00 ET
Venue: Estadio El Sadar, Pamplona, Spain
The Line: Mallorca +322/ Draw +267/ Osasuna -128; O/U 2.5
TV: Eleven Sports
Osasuna (WWLDW) will square off against Mallorca (LLWLW) in the final round of the Spanish La Liga Santander at the Estadio El Sadar in Pamplona on Sunday.
Osasuna has not lost a La Liga fixture at home to any club placed beneath them in the table after 37 rounds, suggesting they’re well placed for their first top-ten finish in La Liga since 2011/12. Occupying the 11th position with 51 points, Osasuna has recorded 13 wins, 12 draws and 12 losses. A last time out win at Barcelona is Osasuna’s second 2-1 win in a row. The hosts have maintained a beautiful form since league restart and have won 5 out of 10 previous games. In the match, Jose Manuel scored the opening goal for Osasuna in the 15th-minute, but Barcelona found an equalizer in the 62nd-minute. However, Roberto Torres got a late winning goal in the 94th minute to secure the three-point victory for Osasuna. Osasuna recorded 20% ball possession and 9 goal attempts compared to Barcelona’s 80% possession and 18 goal attempts.
Sergio Herrera will stay in front of the net for Osasuna. He has allowed 27 goals, an average of 1.44 goals allowed per 90 minutes, 54 saves and 6 clean sheets. Osasuna’s José Arnaiz has finally discovered goalscoring form, with goals in each of his last two appearances as he will make his 14th appearance in the match.
In contrast, Mallorca is coming into this game in the 19th position with 32 points. So far, Mallorca has recorded 9 wins, 5 draws, and 23 losses. In their last time out, Mallorca suffered a narrow 2-1 loss to Granada, their second defeat in a row that had them relegated from the league alongside Espanyol. In the game, Cucho netted an opener fob Mallorca. Still, it wasn’t enough to hold Granada, who got on the scoreboard after Victor Diaz scored a close-range rebound in the 46th minute. Finally, Carlos Fernández double the lead for Granada in the 69th-minute. Mallorca recorded 53% ball possession and 18 goal attempts.
In front of the net for Mallorca is Manuel Reina. Reina conceded two goals for the second straight match, which resulted in the island club’s relegation. He has conceded 57 goals, an average of 1.58 goals allowed per 90 minutes, 120 saves and 5 clean sheets. With Cucho Hernández suspended, Ante Budimir remains the only available player for Mallorca to have recorded their opening goal in two of their last six La Liga fixtures. He has registered 12 goals and 2 assists, the highest for the team.
The last seven meetings between the two teams have seen Osasuna recorded 3 wins and 2 draws while Mallorca recorded 2 wins. Osasuna has recorded 7 wins out of 18 home games, which puts them in the 16th position. In comparison, Mallorca is the worst traveling teams in the league, with only one win in 18 away games. They have not recorded an away win since league restart.
Coach: Vicente Moreno
Goalkeeper: Manuel Reina
Players: L. Agbenyenu, M. Valjent, Raillo, A. Pozo, Takefuso Kubo, Rodriguez Vazquez, Iddrisu Baba, Salva, Trajkovski and Ante Budimir
Coach: Jagoba Arrasate
Goalkeeper: Sergio Herrera
Players: Aridane, P. Estupinan, Raul Navas, David Garcia, Nacho Vidal, Fran Merida, Perez Soto, Moncayola Tollar, Jose Arnaiz and Adrian
Prediction: Take Osasuna -128
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