Mallorca vs Espanyol Prediction, 8/27/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Mallorca vs Espanyol
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Location: Iberostar Stadium in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Mallorca (+120) Espanyol (+269)
Iberostar Stadium is the site where Abdon Prats and Mallorca (1-1-0, 6th in La Liga) will play Espanyol (0-2-0, 14th in La Liga) on Friday. The goalies protecting the net are Manolo Reina for Mallorca and Diego Lopez for Espanyol. Espanyol are priced at +269 while the Pirates are at +120. The over/under is set at 2.
Mallorca took the field against Alaves in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 1-0. Mallorca tried 16 dribbles in this game and converted 8 of those attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 81.7% rate by completing 317 out of their 388 pass attempts in their last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Mallorca ended this match at a 16.7% rate by landing 2 shots on target of 12 total shots. Mallorca averages 1.00 goal per 90 (2 total goals) and have accounted for 2 assists in all matches for the year.
Abdon Prats is a player who should be able to impact this match for Mallorca. He has totaled 10 assists while accumulating 11 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Prats has been given a starting assignment in 49 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and has 0.36 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Spain has racked up 22 goals scored in 5,506 minutes played.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Dani Rodriguez, the midfielder representing Spain. He has helped on a goal 15 times during his career while scoring 22 total goals. Rodriguez has played 12,378 minutes during 144 career starting assignments and has been given 36 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.16 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Mallorca is Manolo Reina. Reina (108-82-97 mark in his career) has earned 92 clean sheets, which has earned him a 32.1% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Spain has faced 1,068 shots tried against him in 287 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.2 (344 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 72.5%. Reina has been on the field for 25,817 minutes and has tallied 772 saves in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Espanyol finished locked up with a final of 0-0 against Villarreal. They finished this game by completing 248 out of their 298 pass attempts earning a percentage of 83.2%. Espanyol finished the match with a 77.8% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 7 out of the 9 dribbles they pursued. Espanyol had 3 shots attempted out of 14 shots attempted which had them at a 21.4% rate in their last outing.
Raul De Tomas should provide solid play for Espanyol. The forward representing Spain has been on the pitch for 14,647 minutes and has earned 92 goals. He has totaled 37 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 13 times. He has an average of 0.57 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 166 outings so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Javi Puado, the midfielder born in Spain. Puado has earned himself 6 yellow card warnings in 4,612 minutes played (51 career starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.31. He has totaled 16 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 13 times.
Diego Lopez will be residing in front of the net for Espanyol. Lopez has 125 clean sheets and has defended 1,775 shots against him in 38,409 career mins. He has a save % of 71.5 and his clean sheet rate is currently 29.1%. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 185-107-132. During his career, Lopez has given up 525 goals while totaling 1,270 saves in 430 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Mallorca (+120)
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