Real Madrid vs Mallorca LIVE Football Score 5 Feb 2023
Mallorca finished 16th in La Liga last season after securing a return to the top flight by claiming second in the Segunda Division, and they are bidding to make it back-to-back top-flight campaigns for the first time since 2013.
The Pirates have had a strong season to date, picking up 25 points from their 19 matches to sit 10th in the table, six points clear of the relegation zone, while they are only four points off seventh-placed Rayo Vallecano.
Mallorca are actually one of the lowest scorers in the league this term, having found the back of the net on just 15 occasions, but they have been strong defensively, conceding only 18 times, which has allowed them to sit in the middle of the division despite their problems when it comes to scoring.
Javier Aguirre‘s side will enter this match off the back of a 2-0 defeat to Cadiz last Saturday, and they have now lost three of their last four matches in all competitions during a disappointing run.
Mallorca’s home form this season will need to be strong if they are to push for a top-half finish, and they have collected a respectable 14 points from nine matches in front of their own fans, but the team have lost each of their last four La Liga matches against their opponents this weekend.
Real Madrid, as mentioned, recorded a 2-0 victory over Valencia on Thursday night, with the reigning champions scoring second-half goals through Marco Asensio and Vinicius Junior.
The win moved Los Blancos onto 45 points, five points behind leaders Barcelona on the same number of matches (19), but they will have the chance to cut the gap to two points at the end of this match, as Xavi‘s side are not in action until later in the evening against Sevilla.
Carlo Ancelotti‘s team do not have much room for error at the moment due to Barcelona’s form, and they will be bidding to record their 15th La Liga victory of the campaign on Sunday afternoon.
Real Madrid have the second-best away form in La Liga this term, picking up 24 points from their 10 matches, but both of their losses in Spain’s top flight in 2022-23 have come on their travels, with Rayo Vallecano and Villarreal beating them in November and January respectively.
Los Blancos will take part in the Club World Cup next week, before returning to league action against Osasuna on February 18, which comes three days before a trip to Liverpool for the first leg of their last-16 Champions League contest, so it is a key period of the campaign for the club.
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