There is nothing better than watching two very good teams go head to head in the closing weeks of the season as they go in search of a title. The Bundesliga and the English premier League are either decided or as good as done, which leaves us with the Serie A and La Liga. Both of those races are going to go down to the wire, but it’s a little bit different this time around. You could argue that the pressure this season is a whole lot higher than usual, given that so many games are being squeezed into a very short period of time. Let’s take a look at how these teams arrive to this matchup so you can make the best out of your bettings against their La Liga odds.
Real Madrid Vs Mallorca Game Preview
The next few weeks are going to be frantic, but they are also going to be a ton of fun to watch and wager on. After the latest round of games, Real Madid have nosed in front of Barcelona at the top of La Liga, but they may be behind them again once this game rolls around, as Barcelona will play earlier in the week. The pressure will then shift squarely back to Madrid, who will be at home to Mallorca on Wednesday. Real Madrid come into this one favored by 2, with the goal total set at 3 ½.
Why bet on Real Madrid
While some leagues use goal difference as the first tiebreaker, La Liga uses head to head matchups to separate teams. That is why Real Madrid are on top of the league ahead of Barcelona despite having an inferior goal difference to the defending champions. Getting on top is huge, but staying there is not going to be easy for Madrid, although you would certainly like them to maintain their lead with a win on Wednesday afternoon. That said, we cannot forget that Mallorca pulled off one of the upsets of the season when they beat Madrid 1-0 in their earlier meeting this season. Still, in the two games before that one, Madrid outscored Mallorca 10-2. At home this season, Madrid are 11-4-0, scoring 33 and surrendering just 10.
Why bet on Mallorca
Mallorca have 8 games left in the season to save themselves, but things do not look entirely promising at the moment. They are sitting with a season record of 7-5-18, which gives them 26 points and leaves them sitting in one of the three relegation spots in La Liga. They are 3 points out of the safe zone and look unlikely to make up any ground on Wednesday, regardless of the fact that they have already beaten Madrid this season. They lost 5-2 the last time they played Real Madrid on the road, plus they have the worst road record in the league this season. Away from home, Mallorca are 1-2-11, scoring 12 goals and surrendering 31 in those 14 matches.
General Match Info RCD Mallorca Vs Real Madrid
- When: Wednesday, June 24 at 4 PM EST
- Where: Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, Madrid
- Mallorca Vs Real Madrid Live: beIN
- Money Lines: Mallorca +1451 / Real Madrid -666 / Draw +640
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
You can argue that Real Madrid have not looked great since returning from the suspension of play, but they are grinding out wins just the same. I don’t think that any grinding will be necessary here, though, as I like them to win this one going away.
Pick: Real Madrid 4 Mallorca 0