Mallorca vs Valladolid
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Iberostar Estadi (Palma de Mallorca).
Mallorca host Valladolid in the first leg of their last 32 round tie in Copa del Rey on Wednesday evening at Iberostar Estadi. The visitors will come into it as form favourites following a magnificent run they’ve had over the past couple of weeks in the top flight of Spanish football.
Pucela entered the season aiming to avoid the immediate return to the second tier football exclusively, but they well confounded those expectations in the opening 10 rounds. They won four and drew one of last five league matches which is a thread that climbed them up to the sky-high 6th place in the Primera Division standings. Can Sergio’s men keep such form going in the cup competition and pick up the victory here against the lower-division side Mallorca?
Mallorca vs Valladolid: Head-to-head
The two teams last played each other two seasons ago in Segunda Division when Valladolid earned the domestic double via home and away wins.
Mallorca, however, still lead the head to head tie by one victory ahead of their 31st encounter with Pucela.
Valladolid did not find visits to Palma de Mallorca quite pleasant over the course of history.
Los Bermellones won 9, drew 3 and lost 3 of 15 home matches against Pucela.
Mallorca vs Valladolid: Prediction
Valladolid were very tough to break down of late. They conceded only two goals in last five league matches. It will be very interesting to see how such rock-solid defense will cope with the attacking-minded Mallorca side here.
Los Bermellones play attacking football under Vicente Moreno. They are especially efficient at home where they notched seven goals in last three Segunda Division affairs. All of last four games Mallorca played on the home patch saw goals scored at both ends.
Even though Valladolid play tight at the back, we can’t ignore the 1.95 odds offered for the BTTS bet here. As for the outcome, the value is with the draw at 2.90.
Mallorca vs Valladolid: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.95 (19/20)
Draw @ 2.90 (19/10).