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Real Sociedad v Mallorca: Tips, Predictions and Odds

Real Sociedad and Mallorca will meet for the third time this month on Tuesday, with a place in the Copa del Rey final up for grabs.

The two sides played out a goalless draw in the first meeting in Mallorca before Sociedad got the better of them in La Liga, running out 2-1 winners away from home.

Mallorca will hope it is a case of third-time lucky as they try to book their spot in the final, where they will face either Athletic Bilbao or Atletico Madrid.

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Real Sociedad v Mallorca betting tips and predictions

Real Sociedad to win to nil @ 6/5

This tie is delicately poised after the first leg finished 0-0 on 6th February, but Imanol Alguacil's side have since got the better of their opponents and that is bound to give them a confidence boost.

La Real have only won the Copa del Rey on two previous occasions, and they are now just one game away from a seventh appearance in the final.

After a decent start to the season, Sociedad have started to struggle, and their recent win over Mallorca was their only success in their last seven matches.

At home, Sociedad have been unable to pick up any victories, failing to win any of their last six in front of their own supporters.

However, they face a Mallorca side who have won once away from home this season in La Liga. Their only other successes on the road have come against lesser opposition in the Copa del Rey, and they have failed to trouble the scorekeeper in six of their last 10 on the road in the league.

The head-to-head stats also heavily favour the home side, with Mallorca not beating Sociedad since 2012.

Under 1.5 Goals @ 6/4

Ties between Real Sociedad and Mallorca have often been low-scoring affairs in recent years, with the recent 2-1 success for Sociedad an anomaly.

Five of the last eight meetings between the two clubs have seen fewer than two goals scored, while there has only been a maximum of three goals scored in any of the last 12 encounters.

While we have already discussed Mallorca's poor record in front of goal, Sociedad's is not much better.

Txuri-Urdin have only scored two goals in their last six matches at home in all competitions, and injuries to Alvaro Ordriozola, Martin Merquelanz, Aihen Munoz, and Carlos Fernandez have not helped their cause.

With so much riding on this tie, it is easy to see nerves kicking in, and both teams will be desperate to avoid mistakes, knowing that an error could cost them a place in the Copa del Rey final.

Over 5.5 cards in the match @ 5/6

Tuesday's tie promises to be a passionate and emotional occasion for both teams, with the final now within touching distance.

Neither side will look to give anything away, but the stats suggest that there will be no love lost between both squads.

In the first meeting of the season at the Anoeta Stadium, referee Jorge Figueroa Vazquez dished out six yellow cards, while the same number were brandished during the 0-0 draw in the Copa del Rey first leg.

Incredibly, during Sociedad's 2-1 win over Mallorca in La Liga this month, there were no fewer than 13 yellow cards and two red cards shown.

The players that featured in the game will no doubt be looking to gain revenge for any bad tackles or foul play, and this could be a feisty affair.

There is no love lost between the two clubs, with no fewer than five cards shown in the last five meetings.

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Real Sociedad v Mallorca odds

Real Sociedad - 3/5
Draw -
13/5
Mallorca -
6/1

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