Cadiz v Real Mallorca – Betting Preview
Cadiz comes into the match in the bottom three and is frustrated with their last two results. The club is keen to bounce back after the home draw with basement club Elche which was followed up by the late loss to Sevilla last weekend.
Although the opponent Mallorca is going well and sitting in relative midtable comfort, Cadiz will still have targeted this as a winnable match be it at home.
Manager Sergio González has some big attacking absences which leave them weaker up top, an area they are already struggling.
Ruben Soriano and powerful winger Ivan Alejo are both banned. The latter saw red in the loss to Sevilla last weekend but it’s the former who is a bigger loss, their speedy striker has been the focal point of the attack using his turn of pace and good dribbling ability.
On a positive note, the experienced Roger Marti is available having signed on loan this week. Despite his lack of time to integrate, he may well get the nod and replace Ruben Soriano ahead of the veteran Negredo.
Fede San Emeterio returns from suspension while numerous absences remain, including Jon Ander Garrido, Joseba Zaldua, Jose Mari, Juan Cala, and Víctor Chust are missing with injuries. Of these Zaluda and Chust are noted as definite starters when available.
Real Mallorca is sitting in a comfortable midtable position and the mood and confidence are strong at the club.
Despite enjoying a great run and plenty of distance between them and the bottom three right now, Mallorca is not getting ahead of themselves. They want to stay focused on the ultimate goal which is to avoid being dragged into a relegation battle.
Aguirre is hopeful midfielder Kang In Lee is not bought before the end of the transfer window.
One player that has moved on is Braian Cufre, normally a squad player but the left-back did start the last two games before moving on load to New York City on Thursday.
Team news is all good for the trip to Cadiz as they have everyone available including Kang In Lee, who is back from a suspension.
Looking at the 1×2 market first where punters can barely separate the sides. It is rarely the case but for this game the draw @2.80 is the favourite of the three outcomes, underlining just how close the market makes this. The host Cadiz -0 @ 2.90 is very slightly shorter than Mallorca -0 @2.95, but this is something that could easily flip before kick-off. Cadiz looks very unattractive considering Real Mallorca is in better form and has better team news.
Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. The punters have the draw no bet (DNB) as a cushion here. So, a bet on either Mallorca -0 @ 1.95 or Cadiz -0 @ 1.91 would return the stake should it end all square. Not a strong Preference here but would certainly lean closer to the visitor Mallorca @ 1.95.
Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all which is extremely low at 1.75. Understandably, punters don’t anticipate goals. Mallorca will probably settle for the point and not take any risks unless behind. Cadiz also won’t go for it until late perhaps, both know the importance of the first goal and both are strong if they get it, knowing how to play ugly and park the bus.