Mallorca vs. Real Madrid Spanish La Liga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 6-24-2020
Mallorca (7-5-18) vs. Real Madrid (19-8-3)
Spanish La Liga soccer on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 16:00 ET
Venue: Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium, Madrid, Spain
The Line: Mallorca +1596/ Draw +675/ Real Madrid -729; O/U 3.5
TV: nSport+, DAZN Deutsch, COSMOTE Sport, beIN Sport
Real Madrid (WWWLW) will take on Mallorca (DLLWL) in matchday 31 of the Spanish La Liga at the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium in Madrid on Thursday, June 24, 2020.
The Spanish La Liga's final 8 games will surely follow the Law of Survival of the fittest; only the strongest will survive the competitiveness. Real Madrid occupies the top of the league table with 65 points, tied with their strongest rival, Barcelona. Real Madrid has recorded 19 wins, 8 draws with 3 losses. Coming into this game, Real Madrid recorded and easy 2-1 win against Real Sociedad in their last time out to record their third win in a row and 4th win in 5 of their previous games. In the game, Sergio Ramos scored an unstoppable penalty kick in the 50th minute of the game after Diego Llorente was penalized for a foul. Karim Benzema doubled the lead for Real Madrid in the 70th minute, and Mikel Merino scored a late consolation goal for Real Sociedad to secure their 8th away win. Real Madrid recorded 49% ball possession, 10 goal attempts, and 6 shots on goals. Overall, Real Madrid has played 385 shots with 192 shots on goal in the league.
Key players for Real Madrid forward are James Rodriguez, Karim Benzema, and Vinícius Júnior. The 32-year-old French forward is the team's highest goal scorer and La Liga's second-highest goalscorer with 17 goals and 6 assists in 29 league appearances while Junior has 2 goals and 32 shots in 22 league appearances. In front of the net for Real Madrid is the 28 years old Belgian professional goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, the league's best goalkeeper who has an average of 0.65 goals conceded per 90 minutes, 53 total saves and 13 clean sheets in 26 appearances and 2340 minutes of play.
Mallorca, on the other hand, is struggling at the bottom of the table with 26 points, just 3 points away from the final safe zone. The 18th-placed team has recorded just 7 wins, 5 draws with 18 losses. A last time out stalemate extended Mallorca's winless run to 3 games and have recorded only one win out of 5 previous league games. In their last game, a 9th-minute opener from Salva Sevilla sent the Mallorca to an early lead which was snapped after Leganes' forward, Oscar netted a late equalizer in the 87th minute. Mallorca has recorded 29 goals and 50 conceded goals, 243 shots, and 96 shots on goal in 2,700 minutes of play.
Key players in Mallorca's forward group are Cucho Hernandez, who has 2 goals in 15 appearances, Junior Lago, with 4 goals and 30 shots in 27 appearances, and Takefuso Kubo, with 3 goals in 27 appearances. Mallorca's goalkeeper, Manuel Reina, has an average of 1.62 goals conceded per 90 minutes, 98 saves and only 4 clean sheets in 29 league appearances and 2603 minutes played, keeping him in the 15th position.
In their previous meetings, Real Madrid has recorded 5 wins out of 6 matches against Mallorca and won three by at least 4 goals. Real Madrid has a total of 57 goals and 42 assists, ranked 2nd, behind Barcelona. Real Madrid has the 2nd best home record with 11 home wins and zero losses while Mallorca has the worst away record, ranked 20th in the league, with only one away win.
Coach: Vicente Moreno
Goalkeeper: Manuel Reina
Players: Antonio Raíllo, Aleksandar Sedlar, Alejandro Pozo, Iddrisu Baba, Aleix Febas, Fran Gámez, Takefusa Kubo, Lago Júnior and Cucho
Coach: Zinedine Zidane
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois
Players: Marcelo, Éder Militão, Raphael Varane, Daniel Carvajal, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Federico Valverde, Vinícius Júnior, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez
Prediction: Take Real Madrid
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