The Atletico Madrid vs Mallorca 2013 La Liga match will be this Sunday, May 26, 2013 (11:00 AM PST) at the Estadio Vicente Calderon. Mallorca and Atletico Madrid meet in the 37th week of the Spanish first division, in a game which could end Mallorca’s run in the league. With 72 points, Atletico Madrid is already secured in the 3rd position and in Champions League zone; however, Giovani Dos Santos‘s team is in 2nd to last place with 32 points. A loss or a tie means Mallorca could lose their spot in La Liga.
Mallorca will play in a very intense mood in their visit to the Vicente Calderon. They play for their life in La Liga, where anything other than a win will lead to their relegation. Mallorca comes from a victory against Real Betis last week, and they will try to use that momentum to win this Sunday. Mexican attacking midfielder, Giovani Dos Santos, could be playing one of his last games with the team, since relegation means the agile attacker could be traded in the offseason.
The ‘colchoneros’ return to their stadium in an outstanding atmosphere, as they play their first game since winning the Copa del Rey. The 2-1 win against Real Madrid will allow this team to come with confidence, and calmness into the game. Mallorca hopes that for this game Atletico Madrid will play without intensity, as the colchoneros are already secured in the 3rd position, and also because they made a long trip to Singapore over the week.
Atletico Madrid vs Mallorca Prediction
The Atletico Madrid vs Mallorca match could have a favorable result for the visiting team because they will play for their life in the first division. Mallorca will still breathe with a win, therefore they will play their most important match of the year. On the other side is Atletico Madrid, who has no pressure and plays for nothing other than to celebrate their recent Copa del Rey capture. The Atletico Madrid vs Mallorca match will be close, but this will be good-bye for the visitors.