Mallorca vs Real Betis predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s match in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as two bottom half sides clash in Palma.
Mallorca vs Real Betis Preview
Real Betis head to the island of Mallorca on Saturday hoping to build on a vital late win against Valencia last time out. The result may just have kept Rubi in a job for another week but there is plenty of pressure on this game too given Betis will drop below the new boys were they to lose it.
Mallorca’s home record suggests there’s a very real chance that could happen. All of Vicente Moreno’s side’s 14 points this season have come at Son Moix. There are only four teams in the league who have earned more in front of their own fans but Mallorca’s awful away form is making it essential that they do continue to do the business at home. A 2-1 defeat at Levante last time out was the latest setback on the road.
Betis meanwhile managed to get the three points that their performance largely warranted against Valencia. It took a remarkable free-kick from Sergio Canales in the dying embers of the game to get it but Betis are another of those sides who have been far less effective on their travels. Indeed it’s just 2 points from 6 away games so far this term with only Sunday’s opponents having picked up fewer on their travels.
Rubi hasn’t quite managed to settle on a formation or clear identity yet for this Betis side. The form of Loren Moron has also left him with a bit of a dilemma as to how to best fit Borja Iglesias into this side. In recent weeks, Betis’ big summer signing has had to settle for a place on the bench but there may be some temptation to throw him in from the off here.
Mallorca vs Real Betis Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-1 Mallorca
Real Betis may have on paper the stronger personnel to choose from but Mallorca are the side with the clearer idea as to what they want to do. In a battle between the sides with two of La Liga’s three worst away records, the natural instinct is to back the side playing at home and Mallorca look like they could claim another big scalp at Son Moix here.
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Mallorca vs Real Betis H2H
- Last 6 competitive meetings: 3 Betis Wins, 3 Mallorca Wins.
- The most recent clashes came in the 2014-15 Segunda Division with Betis winning both games.
- They’d not won on any of their previous 5 trips to Mallorca though.
- Mallorca have won the last two top flight meetings at Son Moix 1-0 including a bad-tempered game which saw them end with 9 men in 2012.
Predicted Line Ups
Reina – Sastre, Valjent, Raillo, Gamez – Baba – Dani, Sevilla, Febas, Kubo – Budimir (4-1-4-1)
Real Betis Team:
Joel – Mandi, Feddal, Bartra – Emerson, Guardado, Canales, Moreno – Joaquin, Iglesias, Fekir (3-4-3)