RCD Mallorca 7-5-20, Celta Vigo 7-13-12
6/30/20 1:30 pm
Over 2.5 (+130), Under 2.5 (-163)
RCD Mallorca is welcoming Celta Vigo to Estadi de Son Moix in round 33 of Spanish LaLiga.
Mallorca is still without a win since the restart, and in their last 5 games, Mallorca has 4 losses and a draw. During this stretch, Mallorca has conceded 11 goals, while scoring only 2 goals. With 26 points, 30 scored goals, and 55 conceded goals, Mallorca is in 18th place in the standings, further and further away from the safe zone. In their last game in LaLiga against Athletic Bilbao on the road, Mallorca was solid with 53% of ball possession, 8 corner kicks, 2 shots on goal, and 82% of the correct passes. Despite being a slightly better team in this game, Mallorca has lost this match 3-1. Budimir has scored 10 goals for Mallorca so far and is their top goal scorer, while Rodriguez added 5 goals. Koutri, Fabri, and Ki are injured, while Pedraza is still questionable. Mallorca is struggling massively since the season was restarted and they are not scoring any goals despite creating a decent amount of chances. Their defense is even worse, and they can’t stop a blind person going through them. Mallorca is 8 points away from the safe zone, and if they want to stay in LaLiga, Mallorca must start winning points.
Celta is plying their best soccer of the season. With 4 games in a row without a loss, Celta has given themselves some breathing room in LaLiga and they now have 34 points and are in 17th place, just one spot above the relegation zone. In their last three games in LaLiga, Celta has scored 9 goals, while conceding only 2. In their last match in LaLiga against Barcelona at home, Celta has had only 32% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 77% of the correct passes. Celta was losing twice in this game, 0-1, and 1-2, but in the 88th minute, Aspas has scored a brilliant goal from the free-kick and this match ended in a 2-2 draw. Aspas now has 12 goals for Celta and is their leading goal scorer, while Rafinha and Mina both have 4 goals. Denis Suarez, who had a fantastic game against Barcelona has added 5 assists. Alvarez, Junca, and Beltran are all injured and will not be in the lineup for this game. Celta has gained a lot of good momentum over their last 4 games, which will be crucial in their battle to stay outside the relegation zone, I just hope they can keep this pace going. Well done Celta.
The trends are evenly split in this matchup between Mallorca and Celta. Mallorca hasn’t won any of their last 5 games, while Celta has the away record of 2-7-7. Celta is in a much better form, and Mallorca is their direct competition for the relegation zone, but I will take a leap of faith and side with Celta on the road.
Celta Vigo +130
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.