RCD Mallorca vs Albacete / Spanish Segunda Division – The second play-off match puts together teams that ended up at the fourth and fifth places. Mallorca was the fifth and they should be happy given they just returned from the third division. Albacete was the fourth and they won two points more than its host. Albacete won both league matches with Mallorca this season.
RCD Mallorca vs Albacete begins 13.06.2019 at 21:00 CET
Mallorca has played well in its first returnee season in the Segunda Division and now will have an opportunity to perhaps expressly return to La Liga. For the better part of the season Mallorca dwelled around the middle of table, but near the end of the championship they kicked into higher gear and ended up at the fifth place. They played poorly in last three rounds, however, it was clear then that they cannot reach the second place as well as that they will reach the play-off for sure.
In the last three rounds they firstly lost to Deportivo 1- 0 away, then they drew at home with Granada 1-1, a team which managed to return to La Liga. At the end Mallorca played away with Extremadura and the match ended as a goalless draw. They played a lot better at home than away and they won 15 home matches and lost only two, including one right to Albacete. Almost a completely different team was on the pitch against Extremadura in the last round, while now the strongest available goes on the pitch.
Probable lineups RCD Mallorca: Reina – Sastre, Valjent, Raillo, Estupinan – Pedraza – L. Suarez, Rodriguez, Sevilla, Junior – Budimir
Albacete played fairly constantly throughout the whole season and it spent almost the entire championship at first six positions. For several rounds Albacete even occupied the first place but they couldn’t stay there and they ended up at the fourth position. The key moment was home match with Granada played four rounds before the end. Albacete was the third, and Granada was second and if Albacete managed to win they might have already celebrating promotion to La Liga, however, they lost by 0-1 and that was the end of hopes to earn direct promotion.
They didn’t play with full throttle in remaining matches as it was certain that they will reach the play-off. They were defeated in last two rounds; firstly by Malage at home by 1-2, which is why they dropped the third position, while at the end they lost to Almeria by sound 3-0. Mallorca’s strongest team didn’t play in the last match, and Arroyo had to leave the game due to injury quite early. They received two goals in last half an hour, but in their minds they were already in this match, which will start with a much stronger team.
Probable lineups Albacete: Caro – Tejero, Gorosito, Gentiletti, F. Garcia – Febas, D. Torres – Pena, Valderrama – Acuna, Zozulia
RCD Mallorca vs Albacete PICK
Mallorca played well at home throughout the whole season and now wants to create advantage in the 1st that will be played in front of its fans. Albacete defeated them two times but this is a different match in which we give a slight advantage to the home team.
Pick: Asian handicap -0.5 Mallorca
Odds: 1.93 at bet365 (down to 1.85 can be played)
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