La Liga – Mallorca-Real Madrid
Mallorca host the current leader in La Liga Real Madrid in a match from the 9th round of the league. Stay with us, because we are going to take a look at this fixture at the Iberostar Estadi in Palma de Mallorca.
Since their return to La Liga, Mallorca managed to win just 7 points in 8 games played so far. Right now they are in the relegation zone of the league, being 18th with a record of two wins, one draw and five losses. In their last five games Mallorca won only once – against Espanyol at home.
This happened in the previous round two weeks ago. Vicente Moreno’s boys hosted the Catalans and won the three points with goals from Ante Budimir and Salva Sevilla. Because of this win, Mallorca moved up with one position in the league standings.
Vicente Moreno has some problems before the game against Real Madrid. Aleksandar Sedlar and Abdul Baba are missing the fixture because of injuries.
Real Madrid are leading the standings in La Liga with 18 points won so far, having two points advantage in front of the champion Barcelona. Right now Zinedine Zidane’s team is the only one which is still unbeaten since the start of the season.
In their last five games in La Liga Real Madrid won four times. In the previous round Los Blancos hosted Granada at the Bernabeu and enjoyed a 4-2 win. Eden Hazard scored his first goal for the club, while Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and James Rodriguez also put the ball behind Rui Silva’s back.
Zidane has has problems before this visit to Palma de Mallorca. The French manager can’t rely on Marcelo, Thibaut Courtois, Ferland Mendy and Nacho for this fixture. Marco Asensio remains with a very serious injury, missing all of the matches so far.
It’d be extremely hard for Mallorca against Real Madrid on Saturday. So far Los Blancos are doing very good in the league and they’d like to keep the first place in the standings, you can be sure about this.