After a midweek win over Valencia, Los Blancos will be back in action as they visit Mallorca on Sunday, trying to maintain the pressure on Barcelona. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses in La Liga.
Mallorca: Ups and Downs
After excelling and picking up 25 points from 18 games, Mallorca took a real blow on Saturday after losing to struggling Cadiz. While this defeat is not fatal – the team still boasts a six-point lead over the danger zone – it served as a reminder that it is not fully away from danger yet.
The hosts only returned to La Liga last season after a year in the Segunda Division, and they haven’t played back-to-back campaigns in the top flight since 2013. Mallorca will host Real Madrid in its next league match and then travel to Sevilla and play Villarreal in the middle of the month. It will be fascinating to see what Aguirre’s team can achieve this season, as a top-half finish is certainly not beyond it.
Lee Kang-in is available again following a suspension and is expected back in the starting lineup on Sunday. Kang-in could replace Amath Ndiaye, while there might be a change in the middle of midfield, with Clement Grenier potentially coming in for Iddrisu Baba. We expect head coach Aguirre to have e defensive approach again, so if you’re betting online, you should not expect a high-scoring affair.
Real Madrid: Injury Issues
Karim Benzema and Eder Militao joined Real Madrid’s injury list after limping off during Thursday’s 2-0 win over Valencia. Los Blancos now have a complete back four out of action, with David Alaba, Lucas Vazquez, and Ferland Mendy already on the injury list.
On a positive note, Benzema is expected to be fit for Real Madrid’s last-16 Champions League clash against Liverpool on Feb. 21. The Spanish giants travel to Mallorca on Sunday before heading off to Morocco for the Club World Cup. The Champions League holders, who will enter at the semi-final stage, are the favorites for the tournament and have won it on four previous occasions.
Real Madrid needs to build on its three-match unbeaten run as it desperately tries to cut the gap to Barcelona at the top. Los Blancos are now five points behind their rivals, and while there is still half the season left to come, it feels like the title race will go down to the wire. While an away trip in La Liga is never easy, if Real wants to win the title this year, it simply has to win games like this, so we will include it in our soccer picks and parlays.
Mallorca vs Real Madrid Head-to-Head
Real Madrid has scored 15 goals in its last four matches against Mallorca, covering the spread each time. Benzema has scored in each of their last six away matches in the league, part of a longer run of 11 consecutive La Liga road games in which Real found the back of the net.
Mallorca has the second-best defense at home this season, with just six goals allowed in nine games, winning four in the process. Real Madrid scored an average of 2.2 goals on road games this term.
Mallorca vs Real Madrid Match Information
- Match: Mallorca (7-4-8) vs Real Madrid (14-3-2)
- Location: Mallorca Son Moix Stadium, Palma de Mallorca
- Day/Time: Sunday, Feb. 5th, 8:00 a.m. ET
- Mallorca vs Real Madrid Live Stream: fuboTV
Mallorca vs Real Madrid Betting Lines
Mallorca vs Real Madrid Picks and Prediction
Despite being on the road, Los Blancos enter this clash as heavy favorites, priced at -140 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
This should be a comfortable win for Real. Yes, it will be without top scorer Karim Benzema and some of its defensive starters, but the quality between the two sides is huge. Vinicius Junior is the player to watch and should contribute to the scoresheet. Los Blancos have a great record against Mallorca and we expect them to extend their winning streak.
The Real Madrid are listed at -140 in our Vegas La Liga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Real Madrid, you have a chance to win $71. The Mallorca are +420, offering a chance to win $420 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Real Madrid a 58.33% chance to win, with Mallorca at 19.23%.