Mallorca vs Sevilla: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:09 PM UTC

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 8:09 PM UTC

Mallorca is a difficult place to visit...
<div><div><div><div id=":ne"><div id=":nf"><div dir="ltr"><h2>Mallorca vs Sevilla</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday, December 21, at Iberostar Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Sevilla will bid to reignite their title challenge when they visit Mallorca for a big La Liga clash on Saturday. Julen Lopetegui’s men have taken just one point from their last two games and that has seen them lose ground on rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid. They will be desperate to return to winning ways in this match, but Mallorca is a difficult place to visit. Los Bermellones have the league’s worst away record, but they are a lot stronger at Iberostar Stadium, where they have picked up four wins and two draws from nine games.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Mallorca had centre-back Antonio Raillo sent off in their 2-2 draw away at Celta Vigo on Sunday and he will be suspended for this game. It was the first time they have avoided defeat in eight away matches so far this season, but the downside is that their defence will look a lot weaker when they host Sevilla. Full-back Abdul Rahman Baba is out injured, so Mallorca may struggle to contain their vaunted opponents on Saturday. However, Ante Budimir has now scored six goals this season and he will be dangerous when the hosts attack.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Sevilla have sorely missed Wissam Ben Yedder this season. They sold the prolific forward to Monaco in the summer and his replacement, Luuk De Jong, has only scored twice in 15 games. The Dutchman has drawn a blank in his last three matches and Lopetegui may be tempted to start Javier Hernandez up front instead on Saturday. The exciting Munir El Haddadi has been banging in the goals, while Franco Vazquez has scored five times, so Sevilla remain dangerous. They have a pretty clean bill of health right now, apart from veteran forward Nolito, who is out injured.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Both teams to score has paid off in each of Mallorca’s last five matches. They have a small squad and defenders are growing tired as the winter wears on, so they have thrown more caution to the wind going forwards as they battle for points. That has resulted in far higher scoring games: their 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo was preceded by a 5-2 defeat at the hands of Barcelona, and they lost 2-1 to Real Betis before that. They will be even worse off at the back with Raillo suspended, so they may have to really go for it in this game. Both teams to score has also paid off in Sevilla’s last two matches and they could make it three in a row on Saturday.</p><p><a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="William Hill"><strong>Tip: Both teams to score at 1.80 (4/5) with William Hill</strong></a></p></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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