The Saturday evening action in La Liga sees title contenders and league leaders Real Madrid travel to struggling Mallorca, who were only promoted this season. Madrid are favourites to win but this will be a testing clash for them.
Where and when: Iberostar Estadi, Palma de Mallorca – 19 October, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Mallorca vs. Real Madrid: William Hill, Premier Sports
Last time: Real Madrid have won each of the last five meetings between the two sides, winning the last match 5-2 back in March 2013 – when Gonzalo Higuain netted twice.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Mallorca double chance||17/10||Offer|
|Ante Budimir anytime scorer||29/10||Offer|
Mallorca vs. Real Madrid Predictions and Preview
Mallorca recorded a much-needed home victory over Espanyol last time out but remain in the relegation zone of La Liga.
The newly promoted side had collected just one point from their previous seven league games but are now just three points from 12th.
Real Madrid are top of La Liga and are unbeaten through their opening eight league games – winning five and drawing three.
Their season has been chaotic – struggling in the Champions League with just one point from their opening two games – and surviving a scare against Granada last time out to win 4-2.
The visitors are unsurprisingly favourites for this encounter at odds of 4/9 with a Mallorca victory priced at 11/2 and the draw available at 17/5.
These games tend to produce lots of goals with 17 going in across the last three meetings so over 2.5 goals at 6/10 appears to be a solid bet with over 3.5 at 11/8.
A ‘double chance’ on Mallorca to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 17/10 while a Madrid win/draw outcome is at 1/12.
If you fancy the away side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 5/4.
One to watch for Mallorca: Ante Budimir has scored three goals in his last four appearances for the islanders and is at a tempting 29/10 to score here.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema netted a highly credible 30 goals last campaign for Madrid and already has six from seven in the league this time out. Is priced at 10/11 to find the net in this game.
Long shot: Madrid have kept three La Liga clean sheets in their last four, while Mallorca have two clean sheets from their last three at home. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 14/1.