Alavés and Mallorca fight to secure their permanence in Mendizorrotza


Deportivo Alavés will try this Saturday (6:30 p.m.) to take a giant step towards permanence in the visit to Mendizorrotza of a direct rival like RCD Mallorca, in a match corresponding to the twenty-sixth day of LaLiga EA Sports 2023-2024.

The Vitorian team arrives at this important event more relieved at the qualifying level than the Mallorcan team, which even gives full priority to this visit to Vitoria despite the fact that next Tuesday the pass to the final will be played at the Reale Arena against Real Sociedad of the Copa del Rey after the 0-0 first leg.

Alavés is in a good moment of the season despite having not won in three games, with a draw in the last two and a defeat, which was within the possibility, against FC Barcelona, ​​results that broke a good moment of two victories followed. Luis García Plaza's team is close to overcoming the important barrier of 30 points (28) and has a fruitful cushion of 11 points over Cádiz's relegation mark.

Furthermore, the 'babazorro' team is proving to be quite difficult to beat in front of its fans, against whom it has added 17 points and with five of its seven overall victories, but it will have to refine its aim better to make better use of a defensive work that seems to bear fruit.

Opposite, a Mallorca that cannot look so 'calmly' at the relegation zone after conceding three defeats in its last four games. The Balearic team is sixteenth with 23 points, six away from relegation, so they must focus all their efforts on this match without reserving anything for the cup dream.

The team coached by Javier Aguirre, who lost a valuable point last Sunday playing with ten for the entire second half against Real Sociedad by a goal beyond the 90th minute, is not transmitting its best feelings, with some problems, like its rival, on an offensive level.

Luis García Plaza seems like he will repeat his eleven from last day, led in attack by Samu Omorodion and with the doubt between Javi López and Rubén Duarte on the left back, while Javier Aguirre will lose a vital defensive prop like captain Antonio Raíllo, expelled in the last game and that he will leave his place for Copete, and it seems that he will bet again on the duo above formed by Cyle Larin and Vedat Muriqi whose goals seem vital.


Barcelona – Getafe. Muñiz Ruiz (C.Gallego) 16.15.

Alavés – Mallorca. García Verdura (Catalan) 18.30.

Almeria – Atlético de Madrid. Alberola Rojas (CC-Manchego) 21.00.

Postponed Granada – Valencia.