Atletico Madrid will travel to Palma de Mallorca this Wednesday looking to get back to winning ways against Real Mallorca.
Venue: Visit Mallorca Estadi (Palma de Mallorca)
Real Mallorca have won just one of their opening six home league games (D2, L3).
They have kept four clean sheets in 13 league games this season.
The hosts have conceded all but three of their last 17 league games at home in the second half.
Atletico Madrid have lost their last two away games, conceding 2+ goals in each game.
But they have lost just one of their seven away outings in La Liga this term (W5, D1).
Only Real Madrid and Barcelona (31) have scored more goals than Atletico Madrid (21).
Head to head
Mallorca have won the last two meetings between both sides. But Atletico Madrid have four wins in their last ten meetings with Mallorca (D3, L3).
Latest performances in all competitions
Real Mallorca: W-D-W-L-L
Atletico Madrid: D-L-L-D-W
Real Mallorca will look to extend their unbeaten run in La Liga when they host Atlético Madrid in their final La Liga encounter before the commencement of the World Cup break.
The hosts come into this tie on the back of a 2-0 win over Villarreal away from home for the first time since 2004. That win prompted manager Javier Aguirre to boast of a “strength of spirit” in his side, which they will need to call upon again if they are to take another scalp and solidify their mid-table position.
The result made it three games without defeat for Mallorca for the first time this season (W2, D1) and pushed them to 12th position in the league standings. However, gaining points here at the Son Moix has not been ‘plain sailing’ for Aguirre’s men who have just one victory from their six home fixtures this La Liga season (D2, L3).
Still, it promises to be a tough encounter for their visitors, as despite that poor run no side has scored more than a single goal in Mallorca’s last five home games.
Possible Mallorca starting line-up
Predrag Rajkovic; Martin Valjent, Antonio Raillo, Jose Copete, Giovanni Gonzalez, Jaume Costa; Antonio Sanchez, Idrissu Baba, I. Ruiz de; Vedat Muriqi, Kang-In Le.
Doubtful: Dominik Greif
Suspended: Pablo Maffeo, Dani Rodriguez
Atlético Madrid will look to get just their second win since mid-October when they travel to Mallorca on Wednesday.
The visitors have endured a recent dip in form and come into this tie on the back of a 1-1 with ten-man Espanyol. The result extended their winless run in all competitions to four (D2, L2), leaving them perilously placed with just a three-point cushion to seventh place after 13 rounds.
Citing their position in the top four, manager Diego Simeone stated after that draw that his team “are not doing badly’’ and were perhaps unfortunate in a contest that saw them attempt 27 shots; their highest tally in a single game since February 2021.
For a side known for their defensive resistance at the Metropolitano Stadium, it’s away from home where they have been at their best this season, having lost just one of their seven outings this La Liga term (W5, D1).
Rojiblancos (16) are behind only their arch-rivals Real Madrid (18) in terms of La Liga away points picked up this campaign ahead of the midweek games, so fans will expect another victory, though they ought to be aware that Mallorca conquered them 1-0 the last time they met in Mallorca (April 2022).
Possible Atletico Madrid starting line-up
Jan Oblak; Nahuel Molina, Stefan Savic, Axel Witsel, Reinildo; Marcos Llorente, Rodrigo De Paul, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Saul Niguez; Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata.
Suspended: Jose Gimenez, Joao Felix
Real Mallorca 1-0 Atletico Madrid