Real Sociedad vs Mallorca
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Reale Seguros Stadium (San Sebastian).
Sociedad have been a strong presence in the La Liga for quite a long time, and they are well known for being one of the toughest teams to beat at home in the league. This Sunday, at San Sebastian, against the 17th placed Mallorca (who are also a new addition to this competition), Real Sociedad are the favorites.
Real Sociedad vs Mallorca Head-to-head (h2h)
- Sociedad won the previous two games with a 4-0 combined scoreline.
- 13 of the prior 15 fixtures saw the teams at home delivering wins.
- Real Sociedad are on a winning streak of seven fixtures at this venue.
- Mallorca had failed to score in their last four visits to this stadium.
Real Sociedad vs Mallorca Match Preview
Mallorca had taken the toughest of routes the last season to attain promotion. They failed to finish in the top-two, and as a resulf of their fifth-place finish, had to go through the playoffs.
Even there they played things pretty close to the chest, and in the second leg of the final, they had to overcome a 2-0 deficit to progress to the La Liga.
They did win that game 3-0, with the third goal coming just eight minutes before full time.
After all that they had gone through, they are now placed 17th in the table, and if they do not significantly raise their form, might once again become part of the Segunda.
Real Sociedad vs Mallorca Prediction
Real Sociedad were on the road the last match-day, and were defeated by Real Betis with a scoreline of 3-0.
Meanwhile, Mallorca recorded a proud win the prior game week, as they humiliated Valencia with a 4-1 loss.
However, the trip to San Sebastian will probably bring them back to earth. The ground is well known for being extremely tough for guests, let alone a relegation-battler.
Moreover, as mentioned earlier, Sociedad are one of the traditionally strong teams of the La Liga, and even this season they are placed in a Europa League spot as of now.
On the other hand, Mallorca had just gained promotion to this top flight, and are severly under-experienced in comparison to their opposite number.
On top of that, Sociedad had won the last two h2h clashes, and that too while keeping clean sheets, and in general, home teams have been the stronger ones in face-to-face encounters between these two sides.
In fact, 13 of the previous 15 h2h clashes saw the teams that were at home winning, and at this venue, Sociedad have been on a winning streak since 2004 against this opponent. Also, Mallorca have not scored a single goal at Sociedad’s home this past decade.
Moreover, Real had won three of their last five overall games, and were unbeaten in six of their last eight match-ups. On the other hand, Mallorca were winless in ten of their previous fourteen fixtures, and had lost an embarrassing eight of these.
On the road, they were winless in 16 of their past 19 trips, and of these 14 were losses. The team also had an eight-game losing run away from home this season.
Taking into account all these findings, it’s evidently apparent that Sociedad are overwhelming favorites this Sunday to post the three points in style.
Real Sociedad vs Mallorca Betting Tips
To Win: Real Sociedad @ 1.44 (4/9)
Half Time/ Full Time: Real Sociedad/ Real Sociedad @ 2.20 (6/5).