Real Madrid vs. RCD Mallorca 6/24/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-06-24 16:00:00 EDT
Real Madrid is welcoming RCD Mallorca to Estadio Alfredo di Stefano in round 31 of Spanish LaLiga.
Real is playing well since the restart, and they have finally taken over the top of LaLiga, but only because of the better goal differential than Barcelona. Real has 65 points, 57 scored goals, and only 21 conceded goals, the least in LaLiga this season. In their last 3 games, Real Madrid has scored 8 goals, while conceding only 2 goals. Karim Benzema is Real’s best player this season with 17 goals and 6 assists, while Ramos added 7 goals. Nacho, Vazquez, Jovic, and Isco are all injured, and Zidane will not have them at his disposal. In their last LaLiga match against Real Sociedad, Real Madrid has had 49% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, and 84% of accurate passes. Real Madrid was 0-2 ahead, until 81st minute when they conceded a goal and almost made their lives harder than needed, but in the end, Real Madrid defended well and has won this game 1-2. This is the best season that Real Madrid has had in LaLiga in years, especially on the defensive end, but they are not as dominant offensively as they used to be. Everything is working great for Real Madrid right now, but we will see if they can keep it up until the end of the season.
Mallorca is not doing well after the restart and they are one of the weakest teams in LaLiga. With 26 points, 29 scored goals, and massive 50 conceded goals, Mallorca is in 18th place in the standings, and they also have the worst defense in LaLiga. Mallorca hasn’t won any of their last 3 games in LaLiga since its restart while scoring only 1 goal during that stretch and conceding 6 goals. In their last LaLiga game against Leganes at home, Mallorca was the weaker team with only 38% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and low 65% of the correct passes. Mallorca got ahead early in the 9th minute, but the pressure from Leganes was just too big and this match ended in a 1-1 draw. Ante Budimir has scored 9 goals for Mallorca this season, while Rodriguez added 5 goals. Lumor and Koutris are both injured. Mallorca is only 3 points away from the safe zone, and if they want to stay in LaLiga for another season, Mallorca must get out of the relegation zone because there are not relegation playoffs this season. With 8 games left in the season, there is plenty of time for Mallorca to get outside the relegation zone, but also to sink deeper if they don’t fix their sloppy defense.
Real Madrid has a home record of 11-4-0 this season, and they haven’t lost any of their last 4 home games against Mallorca. Real Madrid is on a 3-game winning streak and I don’t see it stopping here against one of the weakest teams in LaLiga.