Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Saturday’s football game at Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos pits together Almeria and Mallorca, the two mid-table sides. Almeria have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team sitting in 15th place in the standings. Since Almeria are only two points clear of the relegation zone, this match could be crucial for them in the battle for survival. Defender Lazaro is pushing for a start after finding the net in a 3-1 loss to Osasuna, while all Kaiky Melo, Martin Svidersky, and El Bilal Toure remain on the sidelines through injuries.
Los Bermellones, on the other hand, defeated Cadiz at home thanks to Pablo Maffeo’s troops, but seeing that they have little to play for in the season finale, we are going to bet on the relegation-threatened hosts this time out. All Antonio Raillo, Matija Nastasic, and Giovanni Gonzalez are out of contention through injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Gonzalo Melero):
Gonzalo Melero is a Spanish footballer born in Madrid on January 2, 1994. Melero’s main position is attacking midfielder, but he plays as a central midfielder as well. The Spaniard started his youth career at Zona Norte and in the summer of 2004 he was spotted by Real Madrid scouts. Melero did not hesitate and he joined the famous Spanish club.
In the 2013/2014 season the 183-cm-tall midfielder played for Real Madrid C, scoring 7 goals in 37 appearances for the team in the process. The following season he played for Real Madrid B, but he made no more than 6 appearances for Castilla in Segunda Division. In 2015 he decided to change the club, signing a two-and-a-half-year contract with fellow Segunda Division side Ponferrardina.
Despite establishing himself as a first-team regular with la Ponfe, Gonzalo Melero joined Huesca on July 27, 2016. The Spanish midfielder impressed in the 2017/2018 season with Leo Franco’s troops, scoring 16 goals in 38 appearances in the process.
Highlighted Team (Mallorca):
Thanks to a win over Deportivo La Coruna in the 2018/2019 Segunda Division play-offs final Mallorca secured promotion to Primera Division. Los Bermellones returned to the Spanish top flight following a six-year absence. Over the years Mallorca have turned their Estadi de son Moix into a real fortress, with the team producing much better showings at home than on the travels.
Opened in June 1999, the venue can hold up to 23,142 people. The club based in Balearic Islands are well known for their red shirts with one black stripe and black shorts. Mallorca’s away colours are white and red. Former Barcelona and Inter ace Samuel Eto’o is undisputedly the most notable footballer who played for the club.
Back in 1999 Mallorca made it to the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup final, with the team suffering a 2-1 loss to Lazio in the title game. Four years later los Bermellones won Spanish Copa del Rey, which is considered the club’s biggest success.