Mallorca vs Valencia

High flying Real Mallorca host a Valencia side yet to impress under new boss Mauricio Pellegrino.

Mallorca are arguably the surprise package of the season so far, going into this match third in the standings having won two and drawn two of their games to date.

Third place usually has Los Che's name on it, but they start Sunday's encounter in 11th having won just once so far, and been comprehensively outplayed in their 2-1 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich midweek.

“We respected Bayern more than they deserved,” commented goal scorer Nelson Valdez on Wednesday.

“We gave away possession too easily, and when you lose the ball against a team of their level, you pay. I was pleased with my goal, but I don't think it will mean a start on Sunday.”

Kick off: Sunday, September 23, 11.00 (UK time)

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