On Tuesday night, Real Sociedad and Real Mallorca go head-to-head at the Reale Arena in the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg. The first leg ended goalless, so it is still very much all to play for this tie.Another disappointing result for La Real at the weekend
Imanol Aranguiz’s team continued a disappointing recent run of results at the weekend, as La Real went down to a 3-1 home defeat against Villarreal.
The loss means that the side from San Sebastian has now won just once in the last seven games in all competitions, having suffered defeat in three of their previous four outings in all competitions.
The only consolation for La Real is that the one victory in the poor run came against Tuesday’s opponents a few weeks ago.
Their recent record in the Copa del Rey is also positive, as they are unbeaten in six games in the Copa, with the first-leg draw ending a five-game winning run.Aguirre’s team is struggling to find form
Like their hosts, the Islanders head into this second leg on a run of poor form, as a weekend 1-1 draw against Alaves means that Mallorca has won just one of their last six competitive games.
One disappointing aspect of their game of late has been poor defensive displays, as they have managed just one clean sheet in their last eight competitive matches.
The Copa del Rey has at least given the fans something to cheer about, as Mallorca are unbeaten in six matches in the competition, having won four games in normal time, one in extra time, and the other ending in a draw.
In contrast to their defensive form in La Liga, Javier Aguirre’s team has kept five clean sheets in their last six outings in the Copa.What am I backing?
Considering both teams ' recent questionable form, I see this being a tight and fairly even contest. The bet I am backing is a narrow home victory.