Mallorca - Zaragoza Betting Preview: Back the home side to score less than two goals

With Mallorca struggling in front of goal, our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides believes there is value backing them to score less than 1.5 goals on Sunday evening
Two of La Liga's most out of form sides meet in the city of Palma, as a Mallorca team without a win in nine competitive fixtures host a Zaragoza outfit who have lost four of their last five away games.

William Hill price a home win at evens (2.00) while the visitors can be backed at 13/5 (3.60) to claim their third away win of the season, while the draw is offered at 5/2 (3.50).

After an extremely promising start to the season which saw them unbeaten in the opening six matches, Mallorca have sunk like a stone thrown into the sea from one of the island's numerous beaches.

Sitting just a point above the relegation zone, Joaquin Caparros' side have had problems at both ends of the pitch, failing to keep a clean sheet in eight matches, whilst being far from prolific in front of goal.

Indeed, the Islanders have only managed to score more than one goal in one of their last five matches and the price of 8/11 (1.73) for them to score under 1.5 goals looks to hold considerable value.

With Mallorca having only netted eight goals at home this season, the wise money will go on their poor scoring form continuing on Sunday afternoon.

For a value bet try backing Zaragoza's in-form Portuguese striker Helder Postiga to score at any time at 2/1 (3.00) which looks like a decent price for a forward with six league goals already this season.

Mallorca to score under 1.5 goals 8/11 (1.73) with William Hill
Helder Postiga to score at any time 2/1 (3.00) William Hill

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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.