Cadiz 2-0 Real Mallorca – Betting Review


Match Summary

Cadiz took a huge step in their fight against relegation as they defeated Real Mallorca 2-0 at the Estadio Ramón de Carranza.

Thanks to a spritely and ambitious start, Cadiz got into a winning position they never dropped in the Friday night game. The 2nd goal was a generous VAR-given penalty which saw Cadiz two ahead before the break.

Mallorca pushed hard in the second half but the home team stood firm and managed the lead smartly, getting men behind the ball but keeping it nicely when in possession.

The home side looked sharp and committed from the first kick and nearly opened the scoring just five minutes into the game.

Mallorca Keeper Predrag Rajković was called into action to keep Álvaro Negredo’s header out from a teasing cross.

Mallorca’s resistance didn’t last long however as Cádiz took the lead moments later.

Getting a rare start due to absences, Negredo was clever in his movement and effective with his touches in a great first half. He played a key part in the opener, squaring the ball to Théo Bongonda who calmly place his effort beyond the goalkeeper.

Things got even worse for the Islanders when Cadiz was awarded a soft penalty by VAR. It was given for accidental handball and not stopping anything dangerous, but even this soft type of handball always seems to be given in La Liga. Anthony Lozano’s header was deemed to have been blocked by the arm of a defender.

Midfielder Álex Fernández coolly sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to double his side’s advantage. The goal came at a perfect time right before the break.

Real Mallorca took more risks in the second period and was desperate to avoid a third consecutive away loss without scoring.

The visitor missed a golden opportunity to pull a goal back around the hour mark when the keeper Jeremías Ledesma pulled off a fantastic save. The number one has been a star performer for Cadiz this season and the stop allowed his team to gradually waste more time and see out the win.

With the win Cadiz climbed out of the bottom three and although still above the drop zone. For Mallorca, they will not panic but this result does damage their best start to a season since 2010/11.


Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 betting first where punters could barely separate the sides. The draw had been the extremely rare favourite and with hindsight, it was well off the mark as the scores were only level for 9 minutes. Cadiz started well and led from the 10th minute, winning @ 2.95.

Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. The punters had the draw no bet (DNB) as a cushion here. Cadiz -0 @ 1.91 won thanks to a strong start and subsequent solid defensive showing.

Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all which was extremely low at 1.75. The game began very offensively minded because of how Cadiz came out to score early, but then it gradually faded and became the tight affair that saw the goal line drop so low in the first place. The Over 1.75 @ 2.01 got a half-win profit for the backers and they had the generous penalty to thank in truth.