Mallorca won last round with a goal scored in the final minute of overtime and earned some precious three points in the race against time. If they are to avoid relegation in the final rounds, they need to double up with another home victory, this time against Rayo Vallecano.
Match: Mallorca vs Rayo Vallecano
Odds: BlueSquare 2.30
The visitors have 17 more points than Mallorca, but their head to head record indicates a chronic weakness as they are yet to win away from home. The hosts prevailed in 5/6 games and there is no better time to extend that positive streak, because the three points would see them leaving the relegation area for the first time this year. The 2012-2013 season has been a roller coaster for Mallorca but the players could put it all behind them if they survive a scare and stay in the Spanish first flight.
Rayo Vallecano is struggling to win consecutive games after losing three matches out of the last four, but they are not playing under pressure. The gap separating them from the last team to play in Europa league next season is simply too wide to keep any hopes alive. On the other hand they don’t need to worry about relegation and can simply take each game at the time, while thinking about the upcoming holiday. No team had fitness issues or suspended players and could field the best starting 11, but only the hosts will be 100% committed to winning this game.
The odds for a home victory are spectacular, at least if we are to head on to BlueSquare, with the bookmaker pricing Mallorca at 2.30. This is a do or die situation for the hosts so it is only fair to assume that they will do whatever it takes to prevail.