Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
All eyes will be on Estadio de Gran Canaria when Las Palmas and Mallorca go head to head in the La Liga 2 round 33. Las Palmas impressed in a 6-1 crushing of Lugo, and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of Sunday’s clash. A man to keep an eye in the home team will be Rober, who scored a hat-trick in the midweek triumph. Los Bermellones, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 4-1 loss to Fuenlabrada, with the team beating Leganes 1-0 at home ground.
Since several first-team regulars return from international duty, we predict that the visitors will find the net in Sunday’s showdown. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. In the previous two meetings between the two teams at Estadio de Gran Canaria Mallorca recorded a 2-1 win over Las Palmas.
Highlighted Player (Sergio Araujo):
Sergio Araujo was born in Buenos Aires on 28 January, 1992 and, as expected, he started playing for his home-town club Boca Juniors. He made just 19 appearances for Boca in the league and he played for the likes of Barcelona B, Tigre and Las Palmas on loan in the past as well.
The Argentine attacker scored 25 goals in 43 appearances for los Amarillos in the 2014/2015 Segunda Division campaign and despite the fact that he was linked with a move to Celtic and Real Sociedad, the club owners managed to sign a permanent deal with the former Boca Juniors footballer.
Araujo has three caps for Argentina U23 team and he represented la Albiceleste at the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup. It has to be noted that he scored the winner for Argentina in the opening match of the tournament against Honduras. Araujo scored six goals in eight appearances for the Argentina U17 team. The pacey attacker has a contract with Las Palmas which expires on 30 June, 2020.
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.