Mallorca lost on the road to Sevilla in the last round, not surprisingly, as they were considered an underdog in this one. They conceded two goals in this encounter, one in each half.
The first part completely belonged to the home team, and they crowned their good appearance with a goal from the penalty in 41st minute. In the second part, a little more balanced play was seen, with the visitors having a couple of chances, but without success. The home team were more creative with the ball in their feet, and scored another one in the 84th minute, for a routine 2:0 win.
Mallorca is at relegation leading nineteenth place, with a minimal chance to escape that scenario as the season is coming to an end.
Left-back Gamez (23/0) is suspended for this one, while injured remain left-back Koutris (2/0). Doubtful are right-back Sastre (19/0), central back Valjent (34/0), another left-back Agbenyenu (21/0) and midfielder Pedraza (3/0).
Granada too, lost to a far superior Real Madrid last Monday, back at their home. Guests started the match very aggressively and with goals over Mendy and Benzema, had a 0:2 lead after just sixteen minutes of play.
The second part brought us a much more offensive play of the home team and they managed to reduce the deficit to 1:2 in the 50th minute via Machis, but unfortunately for them, they couldn’t do much more in this match. The result remained the same till the end of the match, leading Real Madrid one step closer to the title in LaLiga.
Granada is currently at the tenth place at the table, with theoretical chances for a European exit, but victory in two remaining matches is imperative.
They will miss left-backs Quini (10/0), Martinez (2/0), defensive midfielder Gonalons (19/0), offensive Vadillo (22/3). Central defender Vallejo (10/0) and right-back Foulquier (17/1) are doubtful for the moment.
Both teams need points in this match
As both teams are trying to catch the last train for higher placement, I see them in an offensive approach here. Mallorca, in my opinion, can’t record a win in this one, the quality difference is noticeable. Granada shouldn’t stay back, and even if they do, they do have great skills in transition. Mallorca needs to open up and goals look like granted.