Real Mallorca 1-0 Celta Vigo – Betting Review
Real Mallorca scored around the hour mark and in doing so, held on and claimed a hard-fought 1-0 win over strugglers Celta Vigo.
The win ended the visitors’ four-match unbeaten run in La Liga, leaving Carlos Carvalhal’s side dangerously close to the relegation zone.
Celta looked the more likely to force an opening in a cagey first half. The visitor had more possession and marginally more goal threat, although there was very little entertainment or intensity on show.
Gabri Veiga tested the water with a long-range effort which was comfortably saved by Predrag Rajković.
Iago Aspas had a free-kick from a promising position which failed to beat the wall and the same player posed some threat after a mazy run down the pitch saw him fire well wide when in a decent spot to score.
Javier Aguirre freshened up his team for the second half in search of more offensive output. However, it was the unchanged visitors that came agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock within three minutes of the re-start.
Jørgen Strand Larsen shot just wide at the end of a quick counter-attack after being teed up by Iago Aspas.
The chance initially appeared to spark the contest into becoming more open and entertaining.
it was Mallorca who struck first through a brilliantly worked goal. Iñigo Ruiz de Galarreta found Pablo Maffeo, who showed persistence down the flank before finding Dani Rodríguez, whose clinical finish into the bottom corner ended up being the winner.
Celta showed good character and effort to get back level but never found their scoring touch on the day. Keeper Rajković did well to push away a stinging drive from Óscar Rodríguez.
The ever-busy Iago Aspas then saw his angled left-footed strike take a wicked deflection before just sailing past the far post. The visitor had better chances throughout the match and merited a draw.
The result leaves Aguirre’s men in comfortable mid-table while Celta Vigo is left nervously over their shoulders. Fair score 1-1.
Looking at the 1×2 market first which was right as the overwhelming sense of all three sections was of a low-scoring and tight match. Mallorca was a marginal outsider despite being at home, but they won priced @ 2.95. The draw was a tiny bit shorter @ 2.90 and that would have been a fairer outcome.
Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. The market had moved from draw no bet to the slight underdog Mallorca getting a small start of +0.25. This won but at a very short price @ 1.62.
Looking at The Under/Over market last of all which looked low at 1.75 but in the end, was well set. The Punters never expected goals and a dire first period proved their predictions correct. The goal line moved downwards from 2 the day before the match. The Under 1.75 duly won @ 2.03.