- The only fixture in Spain’s La Liga Round 34 on Friday ahead of weekend games holds relegation stakes
- Atletico is unbeaten in 11 matches as they face 18th-placed Mallorca
- See all odds and our pick for Atletico Madrid vs Real Mallorca within the story below
Atletico Madrid will look to continue their excellent run of form when they take on relegation-threatened Real Mallorca in Spain’s La Liga on Friday.
Fresh from a 2-2 draw against reigning champions Barcelona on Tuesday, third-placed Atletico have won four times and drawn twice since the competition’s re-start.
Mallorca are in the drop zone in 18th place but hammered 17th-placed Celta Vigo 5-1 at home for their first win since the resumption of play.
La Liga Atletico Madrid vs Real Mallorca Odds
|Atletico Madrid||-1½ (+100)||-350||Ov 2½ (-111)|
|Real Mallorca||+1½ (-120)||+800||Un2½ (-109)|
Odds taken July 3rd
Atletico are the lowest-scoring among the top four teams with only 43 goals this season. But after hitting the net twice in their last two games, the best prospect here is the spread offer of +100 for the home side to win by at least two goals.
Atletico Chase UCL Place
Diego Simeone’s side have no hope of winning the title with Real Madrid and Barcelona way out in front, but they are maintaining a battle to claim a top four Champions League qualifying spot and lead fourth-placed Sevilla by two points, with fifth -placed Villareal on 54 points.
Atletico are undefeated in 11 games since a 1-0 defeat in the away derby against Real Madrid on February 1st. That run includes six wins and five draws.
They have been particularly impressive since the re-start. After a 1-1 draw on the first day back away at Athletic Bilbao, they won four straight before Tuesday’s draw at Barcelona’s Camp Nou.
Atletico twice came from behind against Barca on Tuesday thanks to two penalty strikes from Saul Niguez.
— Adeleke Adekunle (@akaLekself) June 25, 2020
Mallorca remain five points from safety behind Tuesday’s victims Celta Vigo. Croatian striker Ante Budimir scored twice in that game to keep alive Real’s hopes of staying up.
They have struggled after winning promotion last season and have been trapped in 18th place since mid-February.
La Liga Atletico Madrid vs Real Mallorca Stats
The defeat of Celta Vigo was their first victory in six games since a 2-1 win away against Eibar on March 7th. They faced a tough run of fixtures after the re-start, losing 4-0 at home against Barcelona in their first return game.
Only Eight Wins for Mallorca
They subsequently lost to fifth-placed Villareal, leaders Real Madrid and eighth-placed Athletic Bilbao while earning a sole point in a 1-1 draw at home against Leganes on June 19th.
They have won just eight games all season while drawing five and losing on 20 occasions and have the worst defensive record in the league after conceding 56 times – while scoring 35 goals.
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— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) July 2, 2020
As they head to the capital on Friday, they also have the worst away record in La Liga with only one win, two draws and 13 defeats. They have scored 13 times on the road but conceded 36 goals.
This contrasts with Atletico’s home record, which is the third-best in the competition.
They have won 10 games at their own HQ while drawing five times and losing only once – scoring 36 and conceding only 10 in the process.
That sole home defeat was a 1-0 reverse against Barcelona on December 1.
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— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) June 30, 2020
There was a 2-0 win for Atletico when travelled to meet Mallorca in September with goals from Diego Costa and Joao Felix.
The top scorer for Atletico this season Álvaro Morata who has 13 goals, 13. Mallorca’s leading targetman is Ante Budimir who has 12.
Pick: Atletico Madrid -1½ (+100)
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