MONDAY LA LIGA: Our football tipster The Ultra previews Monday’s game between MALLORCA v REAL MADRID with a recommended BETDAQ bet.
MALLORCA V REAL MADRID
8pm Monday night football in Europe on BETDAQ Betting Exchange comes from La Liga as Mallorca host Real Madrid. A run of four losses has put Mallorca slap bang in the relegation fight, and although they won’t be expected to get anything from this game every fixture they have is massive at the moment. You only have to look at the table to see the relegation battle will go right to the wire. Both sides are in a very different place at the moment, because Real Madrid are on cloud nine at the moment after their 3-1 win over PSG in the Champions League last week.
It was an incredible turnaround in the second half from Real. They looked gone at 2-0 down on aggregate and PSG looked in control too. At least until the 61st minute when Real pulled one back, and as they say the rest is history. You have to give massive credit to Real because they were fantastic in the last 30 minutes, but you also have to say that PSG threw away another winning position in the Champions League. No matter who is in the dugout or the standing XI, they seem to crumble under pressure in the big moments. Perhaps it’s the lack of big games domestically, but they were very poor in the final 15 minutes – just no leaders on the pitch.
Real won’t mind that though. A Benzema hat-trick and a Champions League Quarter-Final to look forward to, along with the fact that they are clear in La Liga and it’s been a good couple of weeks for Real! They started this round of fixtures eight points clear after Sevilla dropped points again last weekend, and they basically have the title won. That will be an advantage in the latter stages of the Champions League as they will have the luxury to rest players.
I was expecting to see Real much shorter than their current 1.57 when I looked at the odds. Mallorca are a very average side, and I expected to see Real trading close to 1.4. Real have been putting together some very impressive xG figures recently – they have created figures like 2.11, 2.14, 1.82, 3.29, 2.30, 5.24 and 4.05 recently. They haven’t put in many poor performances, I know they were very negative in Paris against PSG but they set out for a 0-0 draw. I can see them creating plenty of chances here and recording a smooth win.
The 1.57 is very appealing, and I feel the odds are so far off here it deserves a Max Bet. It was nice to land a decent bet on Real to beat PSG, and we can land another nice bet here too. Mallorca are obviously fighting for their lives and to be fair to them they haven’t been playing too badly in their four game losing run, but they have been conceding far too many goals and chances recently to cope with the Real side and I can only see one result here.
The Ultra Says:
Five points win Real Madrid to beat Mallorca at 1.57 on BETDAQ Betting Exchange
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