Mallorca and Real Madrid meet at Iberostar Estadi, in a match for the 9th round of the First Division. There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, which have not played any games in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 16‑03-2013, in a match that ended the final score: Real Madrid (5-2) Mallorca. The home / away condition deserves particular attention, since despite this being a match between 18th and 1st of the league table, it is actually a confrontation between the 10th ranked in home games and the 3rd as a visitor.
After 2 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses, the home team is currently in 18th position, with 7 points won. In their last match, they won against Espanyol at home by (2‑0), after in the previous match they lost by (2‑0) outside, in a match against Deportivo Alavés. This is a team that is usually more competitive at home, since it conquered 7 points in its stadium, where it scored 4 goals and suffered 4, against only 0 points outside, with 2 goals scored and 8 suffered. In their last 5 home games for the championship Mallorca won 2, drew 1 and lost 2, so they won 7 points in 15 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 6 of the last 8 games for this competition, so he has not been very strong defensively. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 2 of its last 8 games for the First Division, of these 2 it came to rest at an advantage in all and won at the end of the 90’s in all. In 8 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback.
Mallorca comes to this motivated game, after returning to the victories in the Spanish league, after beating Espanyol 2-0: Sevilla and Budimir scored the goals. In this match against Real Madrid, coach Vicente Moreno must act with a strategy similar to that of the last game, that is, benefiting the defensive organization and counterattacks, especially through the left flank. Striker Ante Budimir stands out in this team, with 3 goals scored. For this game, the house coach cannot count on Baba and Cucho Hernández, both with physical problems.
Real Madrid :
The visiting team is currently in 1st position, with 18 points won, after 5 wins and 3 draws. In the penultimate match, he drew away against Atlético Madrid by (0-0). In the last game, he won at home against Granada by (4-2). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, usually conquer as many points at home as outside, with 6 goals scored and 3 suffered as a visitor, against 10 goals scored and 5 suffered at home. In their last 4 away matches for the championship, Real Madrid recorded 2 wins and 2 draws, so they won 8 points in 12 possible.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 4 away matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 8 games for this competition. This is a team that usually does not feel difficult to open the scoring: he scored the first goal in 6 of the last 8 games for the First Division, of these 6 he came to the break in advantage in 4 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 5.
Real Madrid comes motivated to this match, after winning 4-2 at home against Granada, adding the eighth consecutive day without losing in the Spanish league: the goals were scored by Luka Modric, Hazard, Benzema and James Rodriguez. Keep in mind that the meringues occupy the top of the league table, with 18 points, 2 more than Barcelona. In this match against Mallorca, coach Zinédine Zidane must play in the usual 4-3-3, favoring the maintenance of possession of the ball and organized attacks, doing everything possible to avoid suffering goals. Luka Modric is a key player in the team’s tactical scheme, being responsible for organizing and creating the offensive process. Benzema is the top scorer of this team, with 6 goals scored. Out of this game will be Toni Kroos, Asensio, Nacho and Vázquez, all injured.