Mallorca will welcome Getafe to the Iberostar Stadium for their La Liga clash on Saturday evening, looking to bounce back from defeat earlier in the week.
The hosts are unbeaten in all their last three league games at home, while Getafe are yet to win on the road this season.
Mallorca added on to their winless run to six matches when they bowed to a 3-1 defeat away at the hands of Rayo Vallecano on Monday.
The Pirates are still seeking their first victory since October 2, but having picked up four points from four draws in the matches before their most recent defeat, they are just four points above relegation zone in position 13.
Luis Garcia’s side have almost entirely relied on the home form to collect points so far this season. 10 of their 15 points have been accured at the Iberostar Stadium, losing just one of their seven matches on home turf.
However, Mallorca have lost all their last four matches against Getafe on the home ground, conceding 9 goals in the process. So, Saturday’s game could proof to be a tough one for the Pirates, especially with Getafe’s upturn in form.
After collecting only two points from their opening 10 La Liga matches, Getafe have since amassed seven points from a possible 12 available, moving them from the bottom of the table.
Getafe got their second successive home victory last weekend when they beat Cadiz 4-0, with goals from Jorge Cuenca, Mathias Olivera, Enes Unal and Jaime Mata.
The Azulones remain in the relegation zone but the are two points adrift 17th-placed Granada who are hanging above the bottom three by goal difference.
Including results from last season, Getafe are winless in each of their last 10 games on the road in the league, failing to score on eight occasions in the process.
Mallorca vs Getafe head to head
The two Spanish outfits have met 28 times previously and we can say they are level on strength upon each other, winning 11 games each and drawing 6, though Mallorca have scored 41 and conceded 43. In their last five encounters, Getafe have won two they drew three.
Getafe 1-1 Mallorca 15/01/17
Mallorca 3-3 Getafe 10/06/17
Mallorca 0-0 Getafe 07/08/19
Getafe 4-2 Mallorca 22/09/19
Mallorca 0-1 Getafe 01/03/20
Mallorca latest home form
The Pirates are in a relatively good form at home, as they have lost only one out of their most recent home fixtures across all competitions. In their last five, they have won one, drawn three and lost one, scoring 6 goals and conceding 6 in the process.
Mallorca 0-0 Villarreal 19/09/21
Mallorca 2-3 Osasuna 26/09/21
Mallorca 1-0 Levante 02/10/21
Mallorca 1-1 Sevilla 27/10/21
Mallorca 2-2 Elche 07/11/21
Mallorca latest away form
Mallorca’s most recent form on the road is currently on a good flow. They have gone winless in their six most recent fixtures, drawing only two and losing four. Their last away victory was in August against Alaves where they took a 1-0 victory.
Real Madrid 6-1 Mallorca 22/09/21
Real Sociedad 1-0 Mallorca 16/10/21
Valencia 2-2 Mallorca 23/10/21
Cadiz 1-1 Mallorca 31/10/21
Rayo Vallecano 3-1 Mallorca 22/11/21
Getafe latest home form
Getafe are currently enjoying a good form at home as they won their last two home fixtures impressively, against Espanyol and Cadiz. In their last five, they have won two, drawn one and lost two, with the victories being the most recent.
Getafe 1-2 Atletico Madrid 21/09/21
Getafe 1-1 Real Sociedad 03/10/21
Getafe 0-3 Celta Vigo 25/10/21
Getafe 2-1 Espanyol 31/10/21
Getafe 4-0 Cadiz 21/11/21
Getafe latest away form
Unlike at home, Azulones are finding a hard time when travel, as they have gone winless for seven most recent away matches, managing just two draws in the process. In their last five, they have drawn two and lost three, scoring just once and conceding 7.
Rayo Vallecano 3-0 Getafe 18/09/21
Real Betis 2-0 Getafe 26/09/21
Levante 0-0 Getafe 16/10/21
Granada 1-1 Getafe 28/10/21
Villareal 1-0 Getafe 07/11/21
Lago Junior, Matthew Hoppe and Antonio Raillo are sidelined with injuries, while Takefusa Kubo and Salva Sevilla will be assessed ahead of kickoff to check their fitness.
Martin Valjent is expected to play alongside Franco, joining full-backs Brian Olivan and Pablo Maffeo.
Getafe’s Sabit Abdulai and Jakub Jankto are missing as they continue to recover, while Nemanja Maksimovic is doubtful with a knock.
Enes Unal is expected to maintain his place in attacking alongside Sandro Ramirez, though Mata and Dario Poveda will be contesting to start.
Prediction and Odds
Getafe’s recent upturn of form will see them head into this match with more confidence than Mallorca, though the hosts will embrace their chances of returning to winning ways.
It is expected to be a tough contest at the Iberostar Stadium, which may see a share of spoils or home win.
Odds: 1 2.34 X 2.60 2 2.95
Mallorca 0-0 Getafe
Mallorca 1-1 Getafe
Mallorca 2-2 Getafe
Mallorca 2-1 Getafe
Mallorca 1-0 Getafe