RCD Mallorca continue to seek peace of mind
RCD Mallorca have slipped to defeat in each of their last three outings and will need to be at their best to get anything from this one as they welcome the league leaders. Mallorca are one of the most progressive teams in the league, with Luis Garcia’s men gain an average of 33.52m per possession. Meanwhile, the islanders occupy a place on the LaLiga Santander podium for the least distance to the closest opponent when receiving a pass.
If we look at the Son Moix-based side’s approach after a turnover, i.e. when launching a counter-attack, we discover that 57% of their passes are played forwards during this phase.
League leaders also top stats standings
Carlo Ancelotti’s men have improved their performance in a number of criteria over the course of the season. Real Madrid have amassed more dangerous possessions than any other side in the league, whilst nobody involves more players in their possessions than Los Merengues, who also land the final place on the league podium for distance gained per possession. Los Blancos have also recorded the most attempts and shots on target.
In terms of their intensity, Los Blancos are top of the class for the distance covered at over 24km/hr. All of these elements come together to form a system that achieves the perfect balance in terms of technical and tactical discipline and intensity.
Kubo is RCD Mallorca’s leading creative force
Not only does Take Kubo lead his team’s standings in a raft of departments, but he’s also well placed in the LaLiga Santander charts. He posts an average of over six actions per outing at over 24km/hr. This return places him in fourth place in the islanders’ charts in this facet. If we look at his high-impact attacking actions, we can see that he’s his team’s champion, as is also the case for attempts, courtesy of his three efforts per game.
However, the one area where he really excels is in passes leading to shots, where he’s one of the division’s top 10 performing players. In short, not only does the Japanese ace rack up the most attempts amongst all of the RCD Mallorca squad, but he also impresses in terms of his contribution to creating chances for teammates.