Mallorca vs Real Madrid: prediction for the La Liga fixture
Mallorca lost four latest La Liga matches to Real Madrid. What to expect from the battle on February 5? The answer is in our prediction.
Mallorca managed to strengthen their squad during the transfer window. At least they can hope that Sevilla defender Augustinsson and Villarreal midfielder Manu Morlanes will help the islanders to keep a top half spot in the La Liga standings.
Recent results were worrying for the Barralet - they lost three of four latest matches and didn't score a single goal. However, after a defeat in Copa del Rey, where hosts got eliminated by Real Sociedad (0:1), Javier Aguirre's men can concentrate solely on La Liga.
After 19 La Liga games, Pirates have seven victories and four draws, delivering 25 points and a 10th position in the standings. Team has a terrible offensive record, just 15 goals. In a pre-match interview, Mallorca's captain Antonio Raillo criticized Real's forward Vinicius Junior, accusing him of disrespectful behavior towards fellow professionals. It might give extra motivation to the visitors.
Copete is suspended for the next match, he reached the yellow cards limit.
Vinicius Junior scored one of team's goals in the match against Valencia (2:0). Madrid team scored two goals in two minutes with Karim Benzema giving assists for both strikes. That victory didn't affect team's position in the standings, the Whites are still five points behind Barcelona.
Carlo Ancelotti worries about the number of injuried players, but despite that, Real have an impressive streak - they scored on 11 consecutive away matches. Visitors currently have 14 victories and three draws, delivering 45 points and a 2nd position in the standings. Team has a great offensive record with 40 goals. Galacticos scored more goals on away than at Santiago Bernabeu.
Militao, Mendy, Lucas and probably Benzema will miss the upcoming game.
Ставка Correct score 0:3
Real didn't lose in 4 of 5 latest matches
Ставка Goals in both halves - no
This bet played in two latest matches of the visitors
Ставка Corners: total under 9,5
Two latest matches of Mallorca went by that scenario
Ставка Yellow cards: total over 5
This bet played in 3 of 5 latest matches of the visitors
We offer to place a bet on the visitors, who have an efficient offensive line and a huge motivation to get a victory. Even without Benzema, Real is a difficult opponent for any team in the world. We are not expecting a sensation here, visitors should get the game under control and to secure a comfortable victory.
Our prediction - Real Madrid to win
We are expecting a strong offensive performance from Madrid. Visitors should be able to secure a three-goal victory over the Barralet.
Our second bet is on Real Madrid to win by three goals