Real Madrid enjoyed a good start to the Champions League group stage this week, beating Celtic in Glasgow and topping the standings along with Shakhtar. Benzema’s injury is a big loss. The Frenchman left the field in the first half and Militao was sent off at half-time. For Carlo Ancelotti, these losses are not catastrophic, but at this rate there is no way to lose players, especially since the whole season is ahead.
Mallorca received only one of the last 12 games against the “whites”, and it will be the advantage of the champion today on all lines. However, the fans of the islanders have already found an excuse for the defeat – the fans protested against the match at the warmest time of the day.
I believe that the match will be intriguing in terms of the quality of defense – most likely, Madrid will try not to hurt anyone else from the basics and will succeed with minimal losses. Furthermore, I do not rule out some experimental play from the Galacticos coach, which could allow the visitors to distinguish themselves.
My bet is a win for Real Madrid + both goals for 2.25 at Paripesa