On Saturday evening, Real Mallorca and Valencia clash at the Estadi Mallorca San Moix, with both teams needing a victory in La Liga.Real Mallorca form guide
The Islanders have found league wins hard to come by in La Liga this season, as they have won just one of their eight matches in the Spanish top flight.
Last time out, Javier Aguirre’s team drew 2-2 at Rayo Vallecano. The game saw Mallorca score at least two goals for the third straight league match. However, the game also saw them concede at least two goals for the third consecutive La Liga game.
Mallorca have an inconsistent recent home record in the Spanish top flight. One positive for the Islanders is that they have lost just one of their last ten La Liga games at San Moix. The home team has been relatively strong in defence on home soil, keeping clean sheets in four of their previous six matches.Valencia form guide
After a promising start to the season, Los Che has struggled for form in the Spanish top flight, as they have now lost four of their previous six matches in La Liga. That poor league record includes back-to-back defeats against Real Sociedad and last time out 3-0 at Real Betis.
The game in Andalusia was another high-scoring game for Valencia in La Liga, as three of their last four outings have produced over 2.5 goals.
Ruben Baraja’s team have not found playing away from home easy of late in La Liga, winning just one of their previous six matches on their travels. Their recent away matches have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in three of their last four outings in the Spanish top flight.What am I backing?
Neither team is in good form at the minute. This game could go either way, but I believe it will produce a high-scoring encounter. With that in mind, I am backing over 2.5 goals scored.