On Sunday afternoon, Real Mallorca and Alaves clash at the Iberostar Estadi as both teams look for potentially vital La Liga points.Real Mallorca form guide
The Islanders' form this season hasn’t been great, and they currently sit in 17th place in the Spanish top-flight table, just two points clear of the relegation zone.
A poor recent run of league form has done little to move Mallorca away from the danger zone, as a 1-1 home draw with fellow strugglers Cadiz last time out in La Liga means that Javier Aguirre’s team is now winless in nine league games.
A lack of goals has been Mallorca's most pressing concern, as they have scored just once in their previous five league games. Their impotency in front of goal has contributed to six straight league matches producing under 2.5 goals.
Real Mallorca have failed to win in their previous six home games in La Liga. However, their last five Liga games on home soil have all produced draws, including against the likes of Athletic Club and Barcelona.Alaves form guide
The visitor's form has been slightly inconsistent this season, but they are sitting pretty comfortably in 13th place in the table, seven points clear of the relegation zone.
A recent record of two wins in their previous ten matches in the Spanish top flight is a poor one. Their recent outings in the Spanish top flight have been relatively low-scoring, too, as nine of their previous 12 league games have produced under 2.5 goals.
Alaves have quite simply been woeful travellers in recent seasons in La Liga, as the visitors have failed to win in their previous 22 away games, a record that dates back to October 2021.What am I backing?
Both teams have been in underwhelming form of late, and I am expecting a tight, low-scoring encounter. The bet I am backing is under 2.5 goals scored.