Mallorca will be looking to escape from the relegation zone this Sunday when they host Rayo Vallecano at Visit Mallorca Estadi in their 37th round of the La Liga. Kickoffs at 20:30 EAT.
Mallorca has been performing below expectations this season. Currently they occupy the 18th place on the league table with 33 points to their name, only if they secure wins in the remaining matches; the team still has a chance to avoid relegation. Mallorca has won in eight times against 19 loses and nine draws.
Mallorca prepares for this meeting after the shared spoils 0-0 in the La Liga with Sevilla in their last fixture. In that game, Mallorca had 28% possession and 10 shots with two of them on target. Sevilla FC got 18 shots with four of them on target.
Rayo Vallecano has been struggling with inconsistency in their forms this season; they are currently positioned in the 12th on the league table with 42 points from their matches. The team enjoyed a stronger start to the campaign following the two teams’ promotions last term, as the visitors consistently remained in and around the top eight in the first half of the season.
Rayo Vallecano heads into this game hoping for better results following 1-5 La Liga trashing at the hands of Villarreal. In that game, Rayo Vallecano managed 56% possession, and 17 shots with three of them on target and a goal scored by Sergi Guardiola (21′). Villarreal CF got 11 shots with eight of them on target and goals by Alfonso Pedraza (3′, 88′), Juan Foyth (27′), Paco Alcácer (38′) and Pau Torres (45′).
Mallorca vs Rayo Vallecano head to head
Mallorca has enjoyed slight upper hand winning 12 times out of the 23 head to head encounters since 1997. Rayo Vallecano has won eight times and three matches ended in draws.
- Vallecano 1-0 Mallorca 02/02/22
- Vallecano 3-1 Mallorca 22/11/21
- Vallecano 1-3 Mallorca 23/01/21
- Mallorca 0-1 Vallecano 13/09/20
- Mallorca 2-1 Vallecano 12/02/17
- Sevilla 0-0 Mallorca
- Mallorca 2-6 Granada
- Barcelona 2-1 Mallorca
- Mallorca 2-1 Alaves
- Elche 3-0 Mallorca
- Vallecano 1-5 Villarreal
- Getafe 0-0 Vallecano
- Vallecano 1-1 Real Sociedad
- Barcelona 0-1 Vallecano
- Espanyol 0-1 Vallecano
Mallorca team news
Iñigo Ruiz de Galarreta is the only injury concern for Coach Javier Aguirre ahead of this fixture.
Rayo Vallecano team news
The visitors will be without Santi Comesana who is suspended after being shown a 10th league yellow card of the season in the defeat to Villarreal.
Prediction and odds
Mallorca is on a must win situation on the edge of relegation at the moment, just two points away from safety in La Liga while Rayo Vallecano have less to fight for in this fixture as they have are already tied in the middle of the table.
- Mallorca win
- Double Chance 1 or 2