Big game for Mallorca, who remain in the drop zone on goal difference, despite an upturn in form recently. Defeat today could leave them three points adrift of safety, with a sequence of three consecutive "six pointers" ahead, against fellow relegation battlers. They remain strong at home, where they have lost just three times this season, only once (Real Madrid) in their last six, including picking up seven points in their last three.
I do not think that there is too much between these two teams, although the league table says otherwise, with Racing seven places and 8 points ahead. However, much of that is down to a fanatstic run of away form which ended with a loss at Real Madrid recently. After a very tough run of fixtures, last four matches have been against Seville, Barcelona, Real and Villarreal, which is about as difficult as it gets, they must be a little tired/jaded and signs are there, that we might see them struggle in the next week or two.
Hosts won this fixture 3-1 last year and recorded one of only two road wins this season in the reverse fixture and I expect them to battle to a hard earned win this afternoon.
7 points Mallorca level ball 1.82 asian line.