Levante vs Mallorca by Jimeno
Levante relegated from Primera league last season in last few rounds of it and as such, the club is aiming for promotion this season and anything but the sole promotion will be an another negative result for them a big setback. Whole roster and the team were formed in order to get the target completed as soon as possible and the team seems to be doing just fine for now.
After nine rounds played, they have six victories, two draws and a defeat and they are leading the table with twenty points earned so far. Moreover, the team seems very stable in their matches and usually getting want they want, looking like more mature side than most of the other Segunda sides. They are already eight points above sides who are below the play-off zone and it's surely something that boost their morale for now. They got four victories in front of own fans out of four matches played and anything but another victory in front of demanding fans would be a disappointment for them. Forward Ruben Garcia (2/0) is injured.
Mallorca, on the other side, is in the Segunda league for some years already now and it seems like the team will have hard time to reach the Primera level in next years to come. In previous season, the team escape relegating to the third level of Spanish football in the last round of the season and for them, a target would be to avoid such complications towards the end of the season.
As for the new season, things are pretty much the same for them, since the team stands in the second part of the table with ten points earned so far, which is just a point above the relegating placed Alcorcon and Cadiz. Whole team looks like a very defensive one, since have scored only six goals so far, conceding exactly the same amount. However, they improved in the previous game winning 3:0 at home over Huesca. Goalkeeper Roberto Santamaria (7/0) is injured, as well as left full back Alberto Lopez (no performance so far) since the game comes too soon for him. Defensive midfielder Juan Rodriguez (7/0) is also sidelined with an injury.
I'm quite sure that Mallorca's performance against Huesca is more of an unique case and that the team won't have many of such performances this season. Especially not away from home where they tend just to keep their sheet clean. Levante is couple of levels above Mallorca and should be able to get the three pointer here on their path to Primera again.