Real Madrid have a chance to reclaim the top of the La Liga table slot when they host Mallorca on Wednesday evening as the exciting two-horse race for the title enters the homestretch.
The Merengue have been scorching hot since the restart winning all three games they have played against Eibar, Valencia, and Real Sociedad over the weekend. They were not at the best in that last 2-1 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday evening, but they got the result they needed to maintain their momentum as they come into this game.
They have pumped in 8 goals in these three games. Kareem Benzema has led the lines splendidly with 3 of these goals with captain Sergio Ramos chipping in with two goals.
Eden Hazard has also been lively after the resumption and seems to have found his feet after struggling to settle down at the start of the season. Zidane should recall him to the starting XI after despite being an unused sub in the last game.
They are locked in a do-or-die battle with Barca but they have a better head-to-head record should they end up tying on points when all is said and done.
Vicente Moreno has his work cut out if his side is to survive the chop. The fixture list has not been kind to Mallorca in this period after the resumption. Apart from the bottom of the table clash against Leganes on Friday evening, the other three teams, including Real, are all in the top 7. It will get worse as they still have away trips to Atletico and Sevilla in the horizon.
Be that as it may, they have to take each game at a time and see where that takes them. Los Bermellones are one of the only three sides to have picked up a win against Real Madrid this season so that could be a source of inspiration for them.
Real Madrid have played some terrific football upon the resumption of La Liga. Hazard is dishing out assists and striker Benzema has been in fine form as well. They are massive favourites to win here – and quite rightly so. They are locked in with the title very much in their hands, are in great shape after the break, they look menacing up front and have been dispatching their opponents with ease. Zidane will make a few twitches to the squad but that should not be an issue for them. We expect them to get all three points on offer and we fancy a European Handicap -1 Real Madrid Win @ 1.46 as our initial betting tip.
Kareem Benzema has been outstanding for Real this season. He seems to finally come out of Cristiano’s shadow and he is leading the team in scoring with 17 goals so far this season which is a terrific haul. He has looked sharp after the break and has scored 3 goals in the 4 games he has played. Betway betting app have him scoring at Anytime @ 1.52 and we are backing this as our final prediction here.
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