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By - Published at 2020-09-19

Real Madrid vs RCD Mallorca – Title race gets fiercer

Real Madrid vs RCD Mallorca – Match Overview

Since the resume of LaLiga amidst the global pandemic – COVID-19, Real Madrid has been in phenomenal form and has brought their A-game with an attacking mindset to dismantle their opponents.

As Real Madrid heads into their home game for Real Madrid vs RCD Mallorca, they will be looking forward to securing a comfortable home victory to continue their pursuit of the league-leader spot. Currently, they are trailing by 3 points from their arch-rivals FC Barcelona.

Whereas, Mallorca is under all sorts of trouble as they have dropped into the relegation zone due to their abysmal performance since the resumption of LaLiga.

Real Madrid vs RCD Mallorca – Team News

Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane’s men have scored eight and given away only two goals in their last three games. This shows how mentally strong are the Los Blancos as they head into their home fixture.

Zidane must be expecting a comfortable increase in the overall goals tally considering the relatively weak side of Mallorca.

Good news for Madrid fans is that the Belgian striker, Eden Hazard, might feature alongside Karim Benzema and Rodrygo by replacing Vinicius Junior on the left flank.

Moreover, since Casemiro is facing suspension, Luka Modric is likely to start in the midfield.

Injury news – Sergio Ramos, the star defender, is likely to sit this fixture out due to a potential knee injury.

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RCD Mallorca

Mallorca has had rather unsettling fixtures. This fixture increments the counter to three for Mallorca to face a team in top seven in the space of four games.

Due to this reason, the team has been quiet on the pitch and has fallen down in the relegation zone. Although they are just 3 points behind their 17th-placed relegation rivals Eibar, the 5 goal advantage for Eibar is crucial in the league standings.

Moreno must be kicking himself due to the lost chance by his team to secure a victory against Leganes on Friday evening when the opponents score an 87th-minute equalizer to convert a potential 3-point fixture into a draw.

The player on loan from Real, Takefusa Kubo, will be facing his parent club. Meanwhile, Xisco Campos is likely to return to the side in place of Dani Rodriguez.

Despite his disappointing efforts since the resumption, the fans are still backing their top goalscorer Ante Budimir to lead the attack.

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Real Madrid vs RCD Mallorca – Predicted Lineups

Real Madrid

Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Militao, Marcelo; Kroos, Valverde, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema, Hazard

RCD Mallorca

Reina; Pozo, Valjent, Sedlar, Gamez; Baba, Campos, Sevilla; Kubo, Hernandez, Budimir

Confirmed Lineups

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Predictions

The title race is getting fierce game-by-game. With FC Barcelona being just 3 points ahead with an additive advantage of 3 goals, the Los Blancos are anxious to secure a victory in this fixture.

Real Madrid’s form has been exceptional with 100% win percentage in their last 3 games, they will be looking forward to continue and build on this streak.

On the contrary, RCD Mallorca has been rather beat since the resume of LaLiga. They have only managed to secure a single victory in their last six fixtures. The team’s morale must be down and it must be looking forward to do something to avoid relegation this season.

Considering the bench strength and current form of Real Madrid, it is safe to say that they are the favorites for this fixture and will consider this an easy game to try and retain the league-leader spot, which is currently occupied by the Catalans.

Score: Real Madrid (5 – 0) RCD Mallorca

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