Real Mallorca 1-0 Real Madrid – Betting Review
Looking at the 1×2 betting first, https://laligaanalysis.com/la-liga-betting-guides/la-liga-1×2-betting-guide. The market had Real Madrid as an odds on shot favourite but the visitor were way off their best and lost. Real Mallorca came out with better attitude and with some luck and sheer hard defensive work, held on for a shock win, rewarding backers @ 5.00.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this interesting match-up. Mallorca was rightly respected with Madrid only getting a -0.75 handicap. It was always going to be a tough game and the market got this right, Mallorca +0.75 won @ 1.86 and punters who took this outcome would have felt extremely comfortable after the early goal.
Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all, which had dropped based on Madrid’s absentees, including Benzema. Mallorca are a boring side but to their credit, they know how to defend and compete, both they did perfectly and with their game planning, Under 2.25 won @ 1.85.
Real Mallorca got a fortunate goal in the 14th minute and then dug deep as a defensive unit to hold on to a 1-0 victory.
It is slightly difficult to discredit the home side of a win based on how well they stopped Madrid from working clear opportunities, but at the same time to host didn’t merit the lead and it came in a bizarre way.
The visitors missed Benzema and were not capable of breaking down the islanders, only generated 2 or 3 scoring chances including the one which led to a generous penalty which Asensio missed. That said, a fairer result would have been 1-1 based on quality of chances and how little of the game Mallorca had.
It was to be crucial weekend in La Liga that caused one bookmaker to already pay out on Barcelona winning the title. Real Mallorca were the catalyst for Barcelona all but securing the league after this resilient display to secure a 1-0 victory, ending Real Madrid’s 11-game run of scoring when on the road.
Real were missing Militão and Benzema to injury against Valencia, but also had to contend with Thibaut Courtois dropping out because of a knock in the warm up.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team were frustrated by their hosts’ aggressive and disciplined approach from the off. Their task of wining the game became doubly difficult however when Nacho Fernández attempted clearance from Dani Rodríguez’s cross looped over backup keeper Lunin, making it 1-0.
Mallorca couldn’t believe their luck but with it, they had something to defend and in the first half especially, completely shut out a lacklustre opponent.
Real hadn’t even managed a shot on goal despite their possession. Their lack of ideas was epitomised by long shots by the likes of Rüdiger and Federico Valverde, neither that tested Mallorca’s goal
Not much changed in the second period initially. Continuing to defend brilliantly, Mallorca had the odd counter attack of potential but never truly looked like extending their lead.
From their first serious opening, Vinicius Júnior earned the visitors’ a controversy penalty which Marco Asensio wasted.
Soon after, on a rare occasion the visitors found some space, Rodrygo couldn’t connect properly on a cross.
It was only really in the 8 minutes of added time that Real Madrid looked like scoring, working a batch of decent chances in open play, Mariano Diaz and Rüdiger missed big opportunities and Mallorca hung on to secure a famous win.