Espanyol fights Mallorca in La Liga 2 battle

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Competition: Spain La Liga 2
Competition: Sun 20.September
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: RCDE Stadium (40500 seats)

It's ground zero in La Liga 2 - the first game of the season. Read the full preview and see how Espanyol and Mallorca did in their pre-season friendlies!

Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 1100 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.

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Espanyol form and stats

Espanyol have prepared for this season with three friendly games versus mixed opposition. Results from training matches should always be treated with caution, but the takeaways from these three matches are 2 victories, 0 draws and 1 losses. In these games, Espanyol have scored 7 goals and conceded 1 time.

Disaster struck Espanyol last season as they could not defend their status as a La Liga team. With 23 defeats from 38 games, and only 5 wins, relegation could not be avoided. Espanyol are hopeful of bouncing straight back up, but need to improve upon their home record from last season of W2 D6 L11.

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Mallorca form and stats

Just as the home team, Mallorca have been through a few friendly games in the intense training period that just finished. The results from these training matches are 1 Mallorca win, 0 draws and 1 loss.

The last season was not a pleasant experience for Mallorca as they could not accumulate enough points to survive. After only 9 victories from 38 games, relegation was a fact. Mallorca's manager L. García Plaza are hoping to lead the team right back to La Liga at the first attempt.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's four Espanyol victories, one draw and five Mallorca wins. Over/under statistics; three of these games ended with three goals or more, seven matches with two goals or less.

Espanyol missing players

Mallorca missing players

Espanyol Mallorca
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
0 0 0 Played P 0 0 0
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
0 0 0 Scored S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 0
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
0 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
Espanyol Last season Mallorca
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
38 19   Played P   19 38
5 2   Won W   1 9
10 6   Drew D   3 6
23 11   Lost L   15 23
27 15   Scored S   15 40
58 31   Conceded C   43 65
92% 95%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 97%
68% 74%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   79% 74%
39% 37%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   58% 50%
18% 26%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   32% 29%
3% 5%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   16% 13%
45% 47%   BTTS BTTS   42% 42%
16% 16%   Clean Sheets C S   0% 13%
47% 42%   Failed to Score F T   58% 47%
 
4.1 4.1   Corners for (avg) C F   4.3 4.5
4.4 4.1   Corners against (avg) C A   4.2 4.7
2.8 2.4   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.1 2.4
9 2   Red cards R C   1 5
 
414 225   Total Shots T S   206 418
127 70   Shots on Target S O   61 129
21% 21%   Goal Efficiency G E   25% 31%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Albacete 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Alcorcón 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Almeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Castellón 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Espanyol 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 FC Cartagena 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Fuenlabrada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Girona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Las Palmas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Leganés 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Lugo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Málaga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Mallorca 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Mirandes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Ponferradina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Rayo Vallecano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Real Oviedo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Real Zaragoza 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Sabadell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Sporting Gijon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Tenerife 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 UD Logrones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Real Madrid 38 26 9 3 70 25 19 15 4 0 40 11 19 11 5 3 30 14 45 87
2 Barcelona 38 25 7 6 86 38 19 16 2 1 52 16 19 9 5 5 34 22 48 82
3 Atletico Madrid 38 18 16 4 51 27 19 12 6 1 28 11 19 6 10 3 23 16 24 70
4 Sevilla 38 19 13 6 54 34 19 10 7 2 26 14 19 9 6 4 28 20 20 70
5 Villarreal 38 18 6 14 63 49 19 9 5 5 37 25 19 9 1 9 26 24 14 60
6 Real Sociedad 38 16 8 14 56 48 19 9 4 6 33 20 19 7 4 8 23 28 8 56
7 Granada 38 16 8 14 52 45 19 10 3 6 26 16 19 6 5 8 26 29 7 56
8 Getafe 38 14 12 12 43 37 19 8 6 5 25 20 19 6 6 7 18 17 6 54
9 Valencia 38 14 11 13 46 53 19 11 7 1 29 16 19 3 4 12 17 37 -7 53
10 Osasuna 38 13 13 12 46 54 19 7 7 5 26 29 19 6 6 7 20 25 -8 52
11 Athletic Club 38 13 12 13 41 38 19 9 4 6 21 14 19 4 8 7 20 24 3 51
12 Levante 38 14 7 17 47 53 19 9 5 5 27 19 19 5 2 12 20 34 -6 49
13 Real Valladolid 38 9 15 14 32 43 19 5 10 4 18 15 19 4 5 10 14 28 -11 42
14 Eibar 38 11 9 18 39 56 19 8 3 8 25 25 19 3 6 10 14 31 -17 42
15 Real Betis 38 10 11 17 48 60 19 9 4 6 34 27 19 1 7 11 14 33 -12 41
16 Deportivo Alaves 38 10 9 19 34 59 19 7 6 6 20 19 19 3 3 13 14 40 -25 39
17 Celta de Vigo 38 7 16 15 37 49 19 5 8 6 22 20 19 2 8 9 15 29 -12 37
18 Leganés 38 8 12 18 30 51 19 5 5 9 17 26 19 3 7 9 13 25 -21 36
19 Mallorca 38 9 6 23 40 65 19 8 3 8 25 22 19 1 3 15 15 43 -25 33
20 Espanyol 38 5 10 23 27 58 19 2 6 11 15 31 19 3 4 12 12 27 -31 25

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Read more about La Liga 2

The Segunda División, also known as La Liga 2, is the second highest level of the football league pyramid in Spain. 22 teams play each other home and away for a 42 match season. Top two of the league table earns promotion and one more is promoted through playoff fixtures. The bottom four are relegated.