Real Sociedad - Mallorca prediction
The program of the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey tournament in Spain opens with this match between Real Sociedad and Mallorca.
Two teams from the Primera Division, but with radically different performances so far in the campaign.
Real Sociedad are having a simply wonderful season. And to date they are in 3rd place in La Liga.
Victory over Bilbao in the Basco derby last weekend saw them move to within 3 points of second placed Real Madrid.
As is known, the White Ballet did not play in this round because it was involved in the Spanish Super Cup tournament.
Mallorca are in the middle of the standings, but have lost their previous 2 league visits "nil".
At the same time, Sociedad are on a 5-match winning streak in all competitions. As 4 of them were without a goal conceded .
That's why I'm leaning towards the option of the team from San Sebastian taking a clean victory today as well.
Moreover, Real won "nil" in their previous 6 matches with Mallorca.
Real Sociedad - statistics and info
After an emphatic victory in the Basque derby on Saturday, will Sociedad keep their Copa del Rey hopes alive?
At the weekend, La Real beat local rivals Athletic Bilbao 3-1 at the Reale Arena in San Sebastian.
Alexandre Seurlot opened the scoring with an emphatic strike before Takefusa Kubo doubled the lead.
And after the break, Mikel Oyarzabal scored the third goal for the Blue and Whites.
Thus, after winning 4 La Liga matches in a row , Imanol Alguacil's team climbed to 3rd place in the table.
Meanwhile, Sociedad also won the Copa del Rey three times, beating Casalegas, Coria and Logrones.
Thus, the 2020 Copa winners have now secured a place in the round of 16 of the tournament against Mallorca.
Mallorca - statistics and info
Mallorca last lifted this trophy 20 years ago, defeating Recreativo Huelva in the final.
But it reached the last eight for the first time in a decade last season.
In this year's edition, the Islanders eliminated Autol, Real Union and then Pontevedra.
Although they needed overtime to eliminate the last opponent.
Meanwhile, in La Liga, Javier Aguirre's side were beaten 1-0 by Osasuna on Saturday.
As the only goal came shortly after the break.
And so Mallorca lost 2 of their last 3 championship matches .
Despite being undefeated in four games before that (3-1-0).
All this leaves the Balearic team in 10th place in La Liga.
Which is a huge improvement on last season when they survived the final day.
Matches between Sociedad and Mallorca
|LL||19/10/22||Sociedad 1:0 Mallorca|
|LL||02/03/22||Mallorca 0:2 Sociedad|
|LL||16/10/21||Sociedad 1:0 Mallorca|
|LL||26/01/20||Sociedad 3:0 Mallorca|
|LL||25/08/19||Mallorca 0:1 Sociedad|
|LL||03/02/13||Sociedad 3:0 Mallorca|