Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Real Betis and Mallorca face each other at Estadio Benito Villamarin on day 26 of the 2022/2023 La Liga campaign. Los Beticos aim to stay in the Champions League race, and their performance in a 1-1 draw with Villarreal is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Sunday’s clash. The good news for the hosts is that William Carvalho is back from suspension, but all Luiz Felipe, Nabil Fekir, and Juan Cruz are out of contention with injuries.
Los Bermellones, meanwhile, continue with their old habit of producing fine displays at home, while struggling on the travels. Mallorca are on a five-game losing run on the road, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Real Betis’ party at Estadio Benito Villamarin. In their last meeting at the venue los Beticos defeated los Bermellones 2-1. Vedat Muriqi returns from suspension, while there are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (William Carvalho):
Angola-born defensive midfielder William Carvalho has overseen a dramatic rise in his stock over the past few seasons at Sporting. William Carvalho is coming from a proper football family since his father and grandfather were also footballers, but his way to the top has had a somewhat dramatic twist to it.
Carvalho moved to Portugal as a child and first started playing football in the streets before he was picked up by Recreativos Desportivos de Algueriao. William Carvalho joined the Sporting football academy at the age of 13 The 24-year-old Portugal star player has spent two years on loan at Fatima and Cercle Brugge, before he got the chance to cement his place in the starting line-up for Portuguese giants.
William Carvalho came through all youth ranks with the Portugal national team, while he was given his senior debut in 2013. Carvalho played an important role in his country’s maiden European Championship title in France over the summer.
Highlighted Team (Mallorca):
Thanks to a win over Deportivo La Coruna in the 2018/2019 Segunda Division play-offs final Mallorca secured promotion to Primera Division. Los Bermellones returned to the Spanish top flight following a six-year absence. Over the years Mallorca have turned their Estadi de son Moix into a real fortress, with the team producing much better showings at home than on the travels.
Opened in June 1999, the venue can hold up to 23,142 people. The club based in Balearic Islands are well known for their red shirts with one black stripe and black shorts. Mallorca’s away colours are white and red. Former Barcelona and Inter ace Samuel Eto’o is undisputedly the most notable footballer who played for the club.
Back in 1999 Mallorca made it to the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup final, with the team suffering a 2-1 loss to Lazio in the title game. Four years later los Bermellones won Spanish Copa del Rey, which is considered the club’s biggest success.