Elche will go up against Mallorca on Sunday for a La Liga meeting. With 14 points after 12 matches, Mallorca lie 12th in the La Liga. Elche play catch up with 10 points from 12 matches and a ranking as number 16 before their upcoming clash. Times are tough for both Mallorca and Elche these days in the La Liga. Both have their eyes fixed on this upcoming match to boost morale.
Mallorca go into their next La Liga match averaging a humble 0.9 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a mundane total of 9 goals, while also conceding 16 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.6 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 3 times. Elche travel to their next La Liga match, averaging a lowly 0.9 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 9 goals, while also conceding 14 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.4 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 2 times.
Facts and figures for Mallorca vs Elche
- Mallorca did not win the last 4 matches in a row;
- Mallorca unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Mallorca's last 4 of 6 matches;
- Mallorca conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches.
- Elche did not win the last 4 matches in a row;
- Elche has lost the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Elche has lost in the last 5 of 6 matches when playing away;
- Elche conceded in the last 9 of 11 matches.
Current form — Mallorca v. Elche
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Mallorca who have performed more or less according to expectations. Having collected 3 points from their previous 3 matches, Mallorca are on the lookout for a win again. Against Valencia it finished 2-2, before they split the points with Sevilla in a 1-1 draw. In their latest match, they once again had to settle for a single point after drawing 1-1 against Cadiz.
Elche hoping for fresh start.
The mood around Elche is pretty low right now as a win has proven hard to come by in recent weeks. Only a single point prevents Elche from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They claimed a point in a 2-2 draw against Espanyol before getting trounced against Deportivo Alaves by a 1-0 score. Last time out, more disappointment followed as Real Madrid ran out 1-2 winners.
According to the bookmakers, Mallorca are favourites to win. If one is in favour of the away win, the odds are currently at 4.50 on the visitors. This means the bookies predict, they are in with a 22% chance of beating Elche. Placing your bet on Elche, the best price at the time of writing lies at 1.90.
Mallorca v. Elche — fixture history
With Mallorca being new to this division they never played against Elche before in La Liga. However, they have previously faced each other in other competitions.
Current standings in the La Liga
Looking at the current La Liga standings, Mallorca and Elche are currently 4 points and 4 places apart. Mallorca will no doubt attempt to grab all three points from Elche on Sunday to move further up the league table. Despite being the outsider in this clash, Elche will try to make this a miserable day for their opponents. The result of this game could have a big impact on both teams in their upcoming matches. There is every reason to zoom in on the clash between Mallorca and Elche.
Primary goal getter
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Idrissu Baba. He is the top scoring player for Mallorca in their last 6 matches. He managed to find the back of the net 2 times, and will surely want to add some more goals against Elche.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Dario Benedetto to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. Dario Benedetto netted 2 goals for Elche in their last 6 matches.