Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Lugo and Mallorca face each other at Estadio Anxo Carro in what is expected to be a close encounter. Lugo aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Almeria and Cartagena, but they face an uphill task in Monday’s clash against the promotion-chasing side. Los Bermellones are eager to secure a quick return to the Spanish top flight, and given their form at the start of the season, punters from all around the globe can definitely find value in backing visitors.
Mallorca proved their worth in back-to-back wins over Sabadell and Tenerife, and given their rock-solid defence, away win should be considered. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be experienced midfielder Daniel Rodriguez, who has found his goal-scoring touch of late. In their last encounter in La Liga 2 Mallorca recorded a routine 3-0 win over Lugo.
Highlighted Player (Aleksandar Trajkovski):
Aleksandar Trajkovski is a Macedonian international who played for Cementarnica 55 during his youth career. He made 11 league appearances for the club at senior level as well and in 2010 he moved to Croatian team Inter Zapresic.
The attacking midfielder failed to prove his worth in the 2010/2011 season and, as a result, he was sold to Zulte Waregem in the summer of 2011. He played an important role in the Belgian team from 2011 to 2015 as he scored 11 goals in 83 league appearances for the club. It has to be noted, though, that Trajkovski spend the 2013/2014 season on loan at Mechelen. In 2015 he was named Macedonian Footballer of the Year and the same year he signed a contract with Italian side Palermo.
Speaking of his international career, Aleksandar Trajkovski has 15 caps for Macedonia U21 and he made his debut for the senior team on 10 August, 2011 in a friendly against Azerbaijan.
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.