Preview: RCD Mallorca vs Sevilla FC
Pre-match reports

LOOKING FOR A THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN WITH A MIDWEEK TRIP TO SON MOIX

Julen Lopetegui's side travel to the Balearic Islands looking for their third win on the spin

After last Sunday's goal-fest at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, the fixtures continue to come thick and fast, with Sevilla FC facing a midweek trip to Palma de Mallorca in LaLiga Santander. It has been nearly two years since the last visit to the Balearic Islandsafter RCD Mallorca were relegated in 2020, but Luis García Plaza took charge of the club and took them back to the top flight at the first attempt. In Lopetegui's first season at the club, they faced Mallorca at Son Moix just before Christmas, with the team taking home all three points in a 2-0 winthanks to goals from Diego Carlos and Éver Banega

The team travel to Palma looking for a third consecutive win in the leaguewhich would keep them towards the top end of the table and in the fight for first place, but, of course, it is still early days. The only injury news for the visitors is that En-Nesyri will not travel, despite the fact that he was included in the matchday squad against Levante. So far this season, the team have scored the third-most goals in the leaguewith a game in handand only trail Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano. They have only failed to score in the away trips at Real Sociedad and Granada. As for the hosts, Mallorca suffered heartbreak away at Valencia on Saturday, leading 2-0 in the 93rd minute before conceding twice deep into stoppage time. 

As for their team news, Battaglia and Kang-In Lee are suspended, while Kubo and Raíllo miss out due to injury. However, it does appear likely that Serbian defender Sedlar will be available to play after recovering from a knock. Mallorca are currently in midtable, with three wins, three draws and four defeats so far this season. However, they have lost just once at home against Osasuna, with wins against Espanyol and Levante and draws against Betis and Villarreal. Fer Niño, Dani Rodríguez and Ángel have all scored twice for the team this season

Santiago Jaime Latre, from Aragón, is the referee for the Matchday 11 fixture. The Nervionenses do not have a particularly positive record when he has taken charge of their matches, with six wins, six defeats and a draw in thirteen matches. Back in 2017 and 2018, there were five consecutive wins, but the last two matches with this referee ended in defeat, against Mirandés in the Copa del Rey and Celta in LaLiga Santander. Mallorca's record with this referee is even worsewith just one point from five matches. He only refereed two matches in their last top-flight campaign, which were away defeats at Real Sociedad and Getafe. Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva is on VAR duty.

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