Mallorca vs Valladolid | LaLiga 22-23 | Matchday 16
LaLiga began mercilessly delivering brutal matches that gradually erode away the aspirations of many of the clubs. It is a competition that gives no respite, and demands the best of each team at all times. It can take anyone by surprise and leave those who fail to catch up for dead. In Mallorca vs Valladolid, we will see two teams that are dealing with the not-so-good side of the elite of Spanish soccer. Both have been on each other’s heels for weeks now as they exchange in the ups and downs.
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Mallorca Has Hit Too Many Speedbumps and Are Getting Left Behind
Mallorca is not a favorite to win LaLiga by a long shot. However, they have played some solid soccer that gave them a decent start to the season. The numbers were not the best, but they still managed to score in five of their first eight games.
With Mallorca vs Valladolid coming up, the Bermellón club is approaching a match that will not be easy against a rival that has already beaten them.
Mid-Table, Valladolid Is Looking to Open a Better Space for Itself
Valladolid has struggled since its first steps in this LaLiga Santander season.
In its first eight matches, four of them were defeats, putting on the handbrake for the Pucelanos, who were looking to advance. After that, the story did not change much, but there was a small improvement.
In Mallorca vs Valladolid they will see a golden opportunity to score points in a crucial moment, which would allow them to clear the middle of the table and move up the positions.
Previous Mallorca vs Valladolid Matches
These teams have not been matched in LaLiga for several seasons now. In fact, the most recent game was on November 31, 2019 at the Jose Zorrilla.
This Mallorca vs Valladolid was essentially a Valladolid match. Although 52% of the match the ball was dominated by Mallorca, the difference in shots on goal (6 for Valladolid and only 1 for Mallorca) showed more of who was having a better game. Accuracy was 79% for the Bermellones and 74% for the Pucelanos.
The scoreboard would open in the 40th minute of the match, close to going to the break on equal terms. Joaquín Fernández headed in a corner kick that was set up by Míchel to give the Pucelanos the lead in Mallorca vs Valladolid. At 45′ + 1′, the end of the first half would be whistled with the advantage for the home team.
In the 47th minute of the match, a defensive lapse would mean a chance for the second for the locals, who did not hesitate to take advantage of it. And at minute 50, Enes Unal, the same player who was fouled, would be the one to kick from the eleven meters and score the second of the match.
Valladolid had one or two chances to add more goals to their tally, but they lacked precision and the ability to score. At 78 minutes, Mallorca had the only clear chance on the rival goal with Abdón Prats, but the Valladolid goalkeeper saved it.
When the match was about to end in extra time (90′ + 4′), striker Sandro Ramírez scored the third goal for the Pucelanos and the match. The goal put a nail in Mallorca’s coffin.
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Prediction for Mallorca vs Valladolid
Both clubs are having a similar season in terms of performance, even if there is little consistency in the results we are seeing from them.
However, history also counts, and adding both factors together, we expect Mallorca vs Valladolid to end in a 2-1 victory for Valladolid.
Alternatively, there is a slim chance that the game could end in a 1-1 draw.
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