Real Madrid return to La Liga action this weekend with a game against Real Mallorca at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last ten competitive games (W8, D2).
The hosts have won their last seven games in all competitions.
They have conceded only once in their last five La Liga home fixtures (W4, D1).
Real Mallorca are unbeaten in their last four away league games (W2, D2).
They have kept two clean sheets in the league this season.
After matchday four, Mallorca had collected a league-high average of five yellow cards per La Liga game and Madrid a league-low 0.75 per game on average.
Head to head
Real Mallorca have only beaten Madrid once in their last 12 head-to-head meetings (D10, L1).
Latest performances in all competitions
Real Madrid: W-W-W-W-W
Real Mallorca: D-W-L-D-D
After their midweek exertions in Europe, Real Madrid return to league action looking to keep their place at the top of the table when they welcome Real Mallorca to the capital this Sunday.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men opened their Champions League campaign with a 0-3 win over Celtic in Scotland, with goals from Vinicius Jr, Luka Modric and Eden Hazard ensuring that the defending Champions left Scotland with a 100% winning record in all competitions this season.
The only damp on their impressive win in Scotland was the injury blow to Karim Benzema, who has so been ruled out for up to eleven days following the injury. With the heroics of Eden Hazard who came on for the French man against Celtic and the impressive form of Vinicius Jr, Carlo Ancelotti knows he has plenty of options up front to choose from, for the visit of Mallorca.
Los Blancos currently top the La Liga standings with 12 points two above arch-rivals Barcelona, and with Xavi’s men firing on all cylinders, the capital-based club can ill afford to drop any points at this time of the season.
Real Madrid have been dominant in this fixture in recent times with four wins in their last five meetings. With such a win percentage, another win against Los Piratas is on the cards.
Possible Real Madrid starting line-up
Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Antonio Rudiger, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde, Eden Hazard, Vinicius Junior.
Injured: Karim Benzema, Eder Militao, Jesus Vallejo
Doubtful: Alvaro Odriozola
With one win, two draws and one loss, Javier Aguirre’s men sit in 11th place in the La Liga standings.
Los Piratas come into this game off the back of a 1-1 draw with Girona in game week four, with both teams scoring late in the game to share the spoils at the Estadi Iberostar.
The last time Mallorca beat Real Madrid was back in 2019 with Ivorian attacker Lago Junior grabbing the only goal of that encounter.
Javier Aguirre will be hoping for the same luck and for his boys to put in a great effort when they travel to Madrid.
The Mexican coach led the Majorca Island-based team to a 16th-placed finish in his first season in charge last season and will look to improve on their league placement this season.
Possible Real Mallorca starting line-up
Predrag Rajkovic; Martin Valjent, Antonio Raillo, Jose Copete, Pablo Maffeo, Jaume Costa; Daniel Rodríguez, Andres Battaglia, Antonio Sanchez; Kang-In Lee Vedat Muriqi.
Injured: Ndiaye Diedhiou, Iddrisu Baba, Dominik Greif
Real Madrid 2-0 Mallorca