Can Mallorca win for a second time on the bounce in La Liga against Real Sociedad?

    Real Mallorca vs Real Sociedad - 18/02/2024

    Can Mallorca win for a second time on the bounce in La Liga against Real Sociedad?
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    Mallorca are coming off a 2-1 win over Rayo Vallecano last time out by a score of 2-1. The Islanders are just above the relegation zone and battling for La Liga survival. Will our AI-powered prediction predict another Mallorca win?

    Real Sociedad will travel to the island on Sunday, seeking an important win in the race for European qualification. Sociedad are struggling at the moment with four straight La Liga games ending without a win.

    The Royal lost 1-0 at home to Osasuna last time out. Indeed, Sociedad won just one of their last six La Liga games.

    Making matters worse was Real Sociedad’s 2-0 loss away to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 in midweek.

    Like Sociedad, Mallorca won just one of their last six matches in the division. The islanders were outscored 9-4 during that time.

    Mallorca have played well at home, picking up 16 of their 23 points at the San Moix. They are also +1 in goal difference playing at home.

    Real Sociedad took six points from the last six games, scoring just three goals and conceding four times. This is not a high-scoring team. Sociedad are built on defence, which is why their goals conceded stats are so low.

    However, if you can’t put the ball in the back of the net, you can’t win matches.

    Sociedad have played well on the road, taking 17 points from 12 games, which is the fourth-best total in the league. The Royal outscored their away opponents 14-10.

    Real Sociedad went unbeaten in five of their last six away fixtures. Although they are struggling for points currently, confidence against Mallorca could be high on Sunday.

    Adding to Sociedad’s confidence will be their recent head-to-head record against Mallorca. The Royal won four and drew two of their last six games versus Mallorca. Five of those matches saw Sociedad keep clean sheets.

    Earlier this season in the reverse fixture, the teams drew nil-nil. Each of their last six meetings had under 2.5 goals.

    Mikel Oyarzabal leads Sociedad in goal scoring with eight goals. The team has only scored 32 times, however. Former Mallorca player Take Kubo is second in scoring with six goals.

    Mallorca’s Vedat Muriqi and Abdon Prats have combined for 10 goals, five apiece. As a team, Mallorca have scored  just 21 goals in 24 games.

    Like their last six matches, our AI score prediction is for under 2.5 goals. Indeed, like the reverse fixture, Sunday’s match at San Moix should finish in a nil-nil draw between Mallorca and Real Sociedad.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    1X2
    Pred
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    Coef.
    Score
    Live
    coef.
    Es1
    253936
    X0-0
    0 - 0
    1.79
    16°
    2.80
    3.20 2.80 2.50 no no no
    FT
    1 - 2(1 - 1)
    -
    - - -

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