Real Mallorca - Real Madrid Betting Preview: Why a low scoring encounter looks likely

Our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides is backing under three goals to be scored at a ground which has seen Jose Mourinho's side struggle in recent seasons
Madrid visit the island of Mallorca on Sunday evening hoping to bounce back from the disappointment of losing to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday.

While Los Blancos have been in decent domestic form in recent weeks, recording three wins and a Clasico draw in their last four matches, their last few trips to the city of Palma have proved relatively fruitless with the Spanish champions winning only three of their last six matches.

Sportingbet price a victory for Jose Mourinho’s men at a prohibitively short 4/11 (1.36), while a home win can be backed at 7/1 (8.00) and the draw is offered at 37/10 (4.70).

Traditionally then this is regarded as a tough fixture for Real Madrid, and with Los Blancos suffering injuries to some key players in recent weeks, the price of 8/5 (2.60) for under 2.5 goals looks extremely tempting and offers a signficant return to boot.

Not only has this bet paid out in two of Madrid’s last three away matches in the league, it has also proved to be the correct selection in five of Mallorca’s last seven games.

To this end a small value bet on 0-1 goals to be scored in the game looks to hold some serious value at 9/2 (5.50) with this bet paying out in two of the last four meetings between the sides.

Under 2.5 goals at 8/5 (2.600) with Sportingbet
0-1 goals scored at 9/2 (5.50) with Sportingbet

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on radio and TV in London and Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.