During the week, football fans were offered top-class games in the Champions League. At the weekend, the national leagues are back in action and there are thrilling duels on the program in La Liga too. On Friday evening there will be a duel between Betis Sevilla and Mallorca. In the forecast, the best bookmakers clearly see the host as a favorite.
Betis Sevilla has played a mixed season so far and has had problems in the past few weeks. The last success in the game against Real Sociedad was about a month ago. Last weekend, the Beticos were only able to make a goalless draw at the penultimate Leganes.
But it looks much worse for the guests from the island of the sun, because Mallorca is still in a relegation zone in the table. However, the team of coach Moreno can hope again in the relegation battle, because the narrow home win against Alaves last weekend Mallorca only needs one point to temporarily reach the saving bank.
However, the Rojinegros have not yet won a single away win this season, so it remains to be seen whether this will work out this weekend.
Betis Sevilla :
Betis Sevilla actually wanted to attack the international places this season and ideally qualify for the Europa League. However, the Beticos made a disappointing start to the season, so the team from the Andalusian capital quickly lost sight of the top spots in the table.
Betis Sevilla is currently in the table in twelfth place and has 29 points on the account. The gap to the table sevens Valencia is nine points, so that the dream of Europe almost seems to be over. At least Betis Sevilla would have to put on a long streak of success if they might want to knock at the top.
However, it does not look like that at the moment, because the team of coach Rubi was last able to celebrate a victory on match day 20. The Beticos had to deal with Real Sociedad at home and achieved a smooth 3-0 home win.
In the past few weeks, Betis Sevilla’s results have been rather disappointing. There have been two defeats and two draws in the past four appearances.
However, the Beticos had to play three times away and the only home game of the past few weeks had to do with defending champions Barcelona. Betis Sevilla would have deserved a point against Barca. After all, they were twice in the lead against the Catalans and still had to give up 2: 3 in the end.
After this unnecessary defeat, the home record shows six wins, two draws and four bankruptcies. On the last matchday, Betis Sevilla disappointed Leganes with the goalless draw. To make matters worse, Borjas also saw the red card in this game, because the attacker pushed one of the opponents’ coaches in the final phase.
Coach Rubi is missing an important offensive player at the weekend due to the suspension. Otherwise, the coach has no major personnel worries and can send his supposedly strongest team into the race.
Those responsible at RCD Mallorca and also the supporters should have known before the start of the season that it would be damn difficult as a newcomer in La Liga. If you look at the table before the 25th matchday, this has been confirmed. After all, Mallorca is on a relegation zone and will probably have to tremble to stay in the league until the end.
To put it positively, one can argue that Mallorca has a full view of the saving bank. This is all the more true since the team from the seventeenth German state celebrated a complete success last weekend. From coach Moreno’s point of view, this was sorely needed because his team had previously lost three times in a row.
Unsurprisingly, the success against Alaves was successful in their own stadium. Because Mallorca has celebrated all six wins so far in front of its own audience.
The 1-0 home win against Alaves made Mallorca unnecessarily exciting because after just over half an hour the Rojinegros could have taken the lead. But Salva Sevilla missed a penalty. In the second half it was Cucho Hernandez who headed for the celebrated winning goal after an hour.
The upcoming away game, on the other hand, makes for long faces. Those responsible may sometimes ask themselves whether a trip to the mainland still makes sense. Finally, Mallorca did not win an away game this season and only drew, while ten games abroad were already lost.
Mallorca has only one point on the credit side in the away table and is by far the weakest away team in the Spanish league. Before the game at Betis, the coach at least doesn’t have much injury concerns, so only Baba Rahman and Lumor Agbenyenu are actually questionable.