Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Real Valladolid play host to Mallorca at their Estadio Jose Zorrilla in the La Liga round 28. La Pucela suffered a heavy 6-0 loss to Real Madrid at “Bernabeu”, but they are surely capable of matching los Bermellones on home soil. All Perez, Aguado, and Plano are pushing for recalls to the starting XI, while defender Javier Sanchez returns from suspension.
Mallorca, on the other hand, continue with their old habit of producing much better performances at home than on the travels. Javier Aguirre’s troops were beaten by Valladolid in each of the previous three meetings between the two teams at “Jose Zorilla”, and given their six-game losing run on the road in Primera Division, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. To make thigns even worse for the visiting side, defender Jose Copete is banned for the match following his sending off in a goalless draw with Osasuna.
Highlighted Player (Óscar Plano):
A Madrid-born attacking midfielder, Oscar Plano was given a unique opportunity not many footballers get at the beginning of their fledgling careers. As a talented youngster making his first football steps with a local side of Mostoles, Oscar Plano was soon grabbed by mighty Real Madrid.
Having spent eight years going through youth setups of the La Liga heavyweights, Plano was given his competitive debut at Real Madrid C in 2010. A season later earned him a promotion to Real Madrid’s B setup where in three seasons in total he made 63 league appearances and scored 7 goals. Having become fully aware that a chance to represent one of the biggest clubs in the world might be unachievable, Oscar Plano moved to Alcoron in 2014.
More than a 100 matches in three years at Santo Domingo made him one of the key players for Los Alfareros. The Spanish midfielder made a great contribution with helping Valladolid secure promotion to Spanish top flight in 2017/18 with 44 La Liga 2 appearances and 6 goals.
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.