LaLiga – Mallorca – Espanyol on Match-day 12

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Estadi de Son Moix sees Friday action as Mallorca take on Espanyol – 9:00pm GMT.

This clash sees twelfth placed Mallorca, welcome fourteenth placed Espanyol to Estadi de Son Moix.

Mallorca have 12 points to their name, going into this tie

This match sees Mallorca looking for a return to form, following a defeat in their last match against Valencia.

Also, Mallorca have now lost four of their last seven matches, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Javier Aguirre. Now they have 3 matches won, 5 games lost and 3 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in twelfth place, with a total of 12 points having won three matches, drawn three fixtures, and lost five matches.

Playing at home, Mallorca have won one game, drawn one game, and lost three games.

Victory for Mallorca would take their points tally to 15 so far this season.

Mallorca’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Javier Aguirre, ahead of this Friday’s fixture against their opponents.

This season’s LaLiga campaign, has so far seen Espanyol achieve 10 points

With the memory of their last match, doubtless on their minds, a (2-2) draw against Elche, Espanyol will be keen to improve on that result in this game.

Also, a draw statistic of three in five fixtures is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Diego Martinez’s men wishes for ultimately. With 10 points (2W, 5L and 4D), they are established in fourteenth position in the League having won two meetings, drawn four fixtures, and lost five games.

Espanyol have won one game, drawn two matches, and lost two meetings of their five League matches on the road this season.

Espanyol will have secured 13 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

It is likely that two key players will miss Friday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Diego Martinez and his Espanyol team.

Mallorca v Espanyol – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Mallorca and Espanyol have faced each other 39 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Mallorca’s favour (17 – 16). Also, Mallorca are unbeaten in their last six of the past 11 fixtures against Espanyol. March 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and The Vermilions took all three points winning 1-0.

Players to watch

For Mallorca, Vedat Muriqi is one of the top performing players after having scoredfive goals in 11 League games so far, while Joselu is a top performing player who has scoredseven goals in 11 League fixtures this season for Espanyol.

Other standout players for Mallorca are Vedat Muriqi and Kang In Lee with five goals each and for Espanyol are Martin Braithwaite and Edu Exposito with three goals and two goals respectively.