Real Madrid vs Mallorca predictions, H2H and match preview for this Wednesday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as Los Blancos aim to take another step towards the title.
by Mark Sochon (@marksoc1)
Real Madrid vs Mallorca Preview
Real Madrid’s title pursuit is now entirely in their own hands and they will be collecting the league trophy if they win all their remaining games. There is still a lot of football to be played but with a stronger squad and on paper a simpler run-in than Barcelona, they are certainly now the favourites and they will be expected to see off relegation threatened Mallorca here.
Victory in what looked like their toughest remaining game at Real Sociedad at the weekend combined with Barcelona dropping points in Seville saw Los Blancos take pole position in the title race by virtue of their superior head-to-head record. While the victory was somewhat controversial, Real Madrid were the better side over the 90 minutes and in flashes have produced the best football we’ve seen in Spain since the resumption.
Zinedine Zidane will be all too aware though that his side have dislodged Barcelona before to lead this league only to throw it all away by slipping up in their next game. Recent defeats at Levante and Real Betis will still be at the back of his mind and he will be desperate for his team to avoid a repeat here.
Mallorca meanwhile are not lacking in motivation but there may be some temptation for Vicente Moreno to rest a few players here and prioritise games such as their key home fixture against fellow strugglers Celta Vigo next Tuesday. Mallorca come into this game on the back of a crushing late blow as Oscar Rodriguez’s wonder-goal denied them maximum points from their weekend home game against Leganes.
Real Madrid vs Mallorca Predictions
Score Prediction: 3-1 Real Madrid
Mallorca have shown a fearlessness that has to be admired this season following back-to-back promotions and even in their recent 4-0 defeat to Barcelona, they did have plenty of the game and managed to create chances. They look capable of asking a few questions of this Real Madrid side particularly with Casemiro suspended and Sergio Ramos a doubt having limped off at Anoeta. Overall though it’s still hard to see any result other than a home win with Los Blancos having returned from the break looking sharp and determined to end their wait for a league title.
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Real Madrid vs Mallorca H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 5 Real Madrid Wins, 1 Mallorca Win.
- Mallorca pulled off one of the upsets of the season by beating Real Madrid 1-0 earlier this term at Son Moix.
- Real Madrid had scored 4 or more in each of their previous 3 games vs Mallorca.
- Real Madrid have won their last 4 home games against Mallorca, having lost back-to-back home games against the Balearic Islanders prior to that in 2008 and 2009.
Predicted Line Ups
Courtois – Marcelo, Militao, Varane, Carvajal – Valverde, Modric, Kroos – Vinicius, Benzema, Hazard (4-3-3)
Reina – Raillo, Sedlar, Valjent – Gamez, Febas, Baba, Sastre – Junior, Budimir, Rodriguez (3-4-3)
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