Real Sociedad is hosting RCD Mallorca at Reale Arena in round 9 of the Spanish LaLiga. Sociedad is in great form, they haven’t lost any of their last 9 games, and they are in 3rd place in the standings. Mallorca is a solid team, and even though they are far away from the relegation zone now, they won’t be for much longer unless their offense starts picking up the slack.
Sociedad has been doing a solid job on both ends so far this season, and with 11 scored goals, 7 conceded goals, and 17 points, Sociedad is now in 3rd place in the LaLiga standings. In their last games against Getafe on the road, Real Sociedad was the dominant team with 62% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 75% of the correct passes. Unfortunately for Sociedad, they were able to use only one of their chances, and the final score of this match was 1-1. Oyarzabal is the leading goalscorer for Sociedad so far with 6 goals, and he has been in excellent form. The injury list might be a problem for Sociedad, but there is still a bit of time for some players to recover. Excellent start to the season for Sociedad, but now it’s time to try and keep that going.
Mallorca has been hot and cold so far this season, and after 4 games without a win, Mallorca was able to beat Levante just before the international break. Mallorca was the better team in that game with 53% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 80% of the correct passes. This was a tough game, but Mallorca has gotten ahead in the 75th minute, and their goalkeeper saved a penalty kick in the 85th minute. Mallorca has won this game 1-0. Nino and Rodriguez have each scored 2 goals for Mallorca so far this season. Raillo, Sedlar, and Take are all injured. Mallorca is the team for the bottom half of the standings, and that is where they will spend most of the season, but I still think they are good enough to stay outside the relegation zone.
Mallorca hasn’t won any of their last 3 games against Sociedad, and honestly, I don’t think they will start now. Yes, their injury list is long, but they haven’t lost any of their last 5 games, and they haven’t lost any of their last 9 games overall. I’m taking Sociedad.