Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Saturday’s football game at Visit Mallorca Estadi pits together Mallorca and Atletico Madrid, the two teams with totally different ambitions in the season finale. Los Bermellones are fighting hard to secure the La Liga survival, while los Rojiblancos are eyeing a spot in the Champions League. Mallorca suffered a dip in form, and given their seven-match losing run, we do not believe that home win should be considered.
Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, aim to build on a routine 4-1 win over Deportivo Alaves, and they should take advantage of Mallorca’s poor form. Joao Felix should keep his place in the starting XI, while Luis Suarez could replace Antoine Griezmann up front after the Uruguay international scored a brace at the weekend. Anyhow, Atletico Madrid are more of a team than Mallorca, and we predict that the reigning champions will prove their worth on the field. Midfielder Hector Herrera should be the only absentee in the away team, while Franco Russo is banned for the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Joan Sastre):
Joan Sastre, who started his youth career at Mallorca back in 2009, has been playing for los Bermellones ever since. Sastre made his senior debut with Mallorca in a 1-0 win over Peralada on August 20, 2017 and he scored his first ever goal for the islanders in a 1-1 draw with Badalona on December 10, 2017.
The pacey right back was born in Porreres, Spain on April 30, 1997 and it has to be noted that he has two caps with la Roja U19 team. Joan Sastre has established himself as a first-team regular at Mallorca, with the defender making 29 appearances in the Segunda Division last term.
The Spaniard was deployed in the starting line-up for the decider against Deportivo La Coruna where Mallorca emerged triumphant (3-0) and secured promotion to La Liga. Joan Sastre’s contract with los Bermellones should expire on June 30, 2023. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy.
Los Rojiblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football.
Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.