Taking into account the detailed statistics of both teams, several conclusions can be drawn.
In recent matches, Real Sociedad has shown more solid form, having won 4 wins in the last 9 meetings. The team looks especially strong in home matches, where they have recently won victories over teams such as Athletic. Ball possession is often dominant, exceeding 60%. However, expected goals (xG) statistics indicate that sometimes a team fails to take advantage of this possession: in several matches the xG was lower than actual goals scored. Their defense looks relatively tight, but not impenetrable: in some matches they conceded slightly more goals than their xG.
On the other hand, Mallorca are going through tough times, having only won once in their last nine matches. However, recent draws against formidable opponents such as Barcelona suggest that Mallorca can be a resilient team, especially defensively. Their ball possession is usually lower, which indicates a possible counter-attacking style of play. This is confirmed by xG statistics, which sometimes exceed the number of goals scored. They commit more fouls and receive more yellow cards, indicating a more aggressive style of play.
If we look at matches between teams, then Real Sociedad has an advantage, having won most of the last meetings. This is very important, as this type of story often plays a decisive role in upcoming matches.
Given the current form and tactical nuances of the Real Sociedad and Mallorca teams, there is a high probability that the match will not be a scoring one. Real Sociedad, despite dominating ball possession, sometimes fails to convert their chances, as evidenced by xG statistics, which do not always coincide with real goals. At the same time, Mallorca, even being in the minority, has demonstrated tenacity in defense in recent matches, often managing goalless draws or low-scoring matches even with leading teams. Less possession of the ball combined with a greater propensity to receive yellow cards suggests a more defensive, counter-attacking and at times aggressive strategy. All these statistics suggest that goals may come first in this match.
Historical data and latest form indicate that Real Sociedad have the advantage against Mallorca. A dominant home win coupled with recent successes against this opponent should mentally set them up for another positive result. On the other hand, although Mallorca have had their moments of resilience, their struggles for consistent results, especially against top teams, are hard to ignore. When you consider Real Sociedad's home court advantage, it becomes clear that they have every chance of taking all three points.