Including the UEFA Europa League, Real Sociedad has four straight games without winning. On the other hand, Mallorca only won one of their last four games in La Liga. Another loss and it could fall out of the top 10. That and playing at home makes them a tempting soccer betting underdog, especially at +240.
Mallorca: Stronger at Home
Last week, Mallorca was the betting online favorite to defeat Elche at home. Nevertheless, the club lost 1-0 despite winning possession with 56% and finishing with 14 shots, three on goal.
That was its fourth loss at home, and I know it sounds bad, but Mallorca has won three more games at home than on the road. Plus, it scored in seven of its last 10 games at Iberostar. Defensively, it finished with a clean sheet five times. I’m telling you, winning in Mallorca isn’t that easy; just ask Real Madrid. Two months ago, Los Blancos lost 1-0.
While losing could make Mallorca fall out of the top 10, a victory could boost it to eighth place, only three points behind fifth. Finishing in the top six and qualifying for a UEFA competition would be like winning the title for this club.
Vedat Muriqi will be crucial for the home side to put up a good fight. He’s the team’s top scorer with 10 goals. Overall, only three other players have scored more goals than him, and none play for Real Sociedad.
Mallorca is listed in the Las Vegas odds at +240 to win straight up.
Real Sociedad: No Goals
Besides not winning any of its last four games in all competitions, Real Sociedad failed to score in the last three. Most recently, it lost 2-0 to AS Roma in the first leg of the Round of 16 of the UEL. Real Sociedad won possession with 60% but finished with only one shot on goal.
Real Sociedad has been considerably better when playing on the road, with an 8-1-3 record. On the other hand, it is 5-4-3 when playing at home. Defensively, it finished with a clean sheet in three of its last five road games in La Liga, including a goalless draw at Santiago Bernabeu.
Alexander Sorloth has scored nine goals for Real Sociedad. The club also has Brais Mendez, who has scored seven and Mikel Merino, who leads the team in assists with seven. Only Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid has more with eight.
Regarding the soccer odds, Real Sociedad is offering a +145 price. Not bad for a team that could climb up to the third place with a victory.
Mallorca vs Real Sociedad Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 58
- Mallorca Victories: 20 (57 goals)
- Real Sociedad Victories: 28 (74 goals)
- Draws: 10
These two already met twice and Real Sociedad won both 1-0. Mikel Merino scored the winning goal in their first La Liga meeting only four minutes into the game. Later, they collided in the Round of 16 of the Copa del Rey. Robert Navarro scored the winning goal only five minutes into the game.
Here’s another reason for Real Sociedad to be in control of the soccer lines for Sunday’s contest. It won eight of the last 10 encounters with Mallorca, finishing with a clean sheet in each of those victories.
Mallorca vs Real Sociedad Match Information
- Match: Mallorca vs Real Sociedad
- Date: Sunday, March 12
- Time: 9:00 a.m. ET
- Location: Estadio Iberostar, Palma de Mallorca
- Mallorca vs Real Sociedad Live Stream: fubo.tv
Mallorca vs Real Sociedad Betting Lines
Mallorca vs Real Sociedad Picks and Prediction
We’re talking about two well-balanced teams, meaning you can expect a close contest, just like it happened in seven of their last 10 meetings, in which the total went under. That being said, and considering that Real Sociedad will be tired from the trip to Rome, my online gambling recommendation is to wager on the draw.
The Real Sociedad is listed at +145 in our Vegas La Liga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Real Sociedad, you have a chance to win $145. The Mallorca are +240, offering a chance to win $240 on a $100 wager.
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The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Real Sociedad a 40.82% chance to win, with Mallorca at 29.41%.