Battle on the Pitch: Mallorca vs Real Sociedad Prediction and Key Match Insights

Battle on the Pitch: Mallorca vs Real Sociedad Prediction and Key Match Insights

Mallorca’s hopes of reaching the Copa del Rey final have been dented by a recent slump, as they prepare to face a red-hot Real Sociedad side in the first leg of their semi-final clash.

Mallorca Struggling, Sociedad Soaring

Mallorca’s 4-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao marked their second consecutive loss, extending their winless streak to four matches. Their offensive woes are concerning, having failed to score in the last two games. In contrast, Real Sociedad is basking in a 17-match unbeaten run, winning five in a row and boasting a rock-solid defense with four clean sheets in their last five outings.

Head-to-Head Favors Sociedad

The historical record further tilts the balance towards Sociedad. They haven’t lost to Mallorca in nine matches, winning two of their last three visits to Son Moix and keeping clean sheets in two of those encounters. Moreover, four of the last four meetings at this venue witnessed under 2.5 goals at halftime.

Prediction: Sociedad to Triumph with Few Goals

Considering Mallorca’s shaky form and Sociedad’s dominance, a victory for the visitors seems likely. The recent trend of low-scoring encounters between these two teams suggests a tight affair with under 2.5 goals a strong possibility. Additionally, given Sociedad’s defensive solidity, both teams not scoring is also an attractive betting option.

Mallorca must rediscover their scoring touch and tighten their defense if they harbor any hope of overcoming this formidable Real Sociedad obstacle. However, based on current form and historical trends, Sociedad appears to be the favorite to progress to the final.