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ONO Estadi 2nd May 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: M Ayza Gamez

Mallorca Real Mallorca vs Rayo Vallecano R Vallecano

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Caparros backing Mallorca to make some late-season noise

Last Updated: 01/05/12 9:00pm

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Caparros: Chasing Europa berth

Caparros: Chasing Europa berth

Real Mallorca coach Joaquin Caparros believes his side can start to put fear into their rivals for the European places if they can win their third Primera Division match on the spin against Rayo Vallecano.

Sky Bet Odds

Real Mallorca - 5/6, Draw - 5/2, Rayo Vallecano - 16/5 Bet now

Despite a largely inconsistent season, Mallorca remain in touching distance of a Europa League berth and three points at home on Wednesday night could vault them into the thick of the action.

Back-to-back wins over Real Zaragoza and Getafe have left Caparros' charges in 10th, just three points shy of sixth place and a Europa League berth with three games remaining.

Caparros concedes it has been a stealthy run on the top six so far, but expects the teams around them to sit up and take notice if the winning trend continues on Wednesday night.

"So far we have tried not to make too much noise," he told the club's official website.

"Quietly, we'll see if tomorrow we can have a good game.

"If we succeed, we will begin to make some noise.

"If we get a positive result, people will believe more can be achieved.

"It is a very important game."

Rayo are on a miserable four-game losing streak that reached its nadir with a 7-0 mauling against Barcelona at the weekend, but Caparros fears they could be all the more dangerous for their humiliation at the hands of Lionel Messi and company.

"It's a team that I know well, their coach will motivate them," he said.

"When they have a very negative result like this, they want to play as soon as possible to change their image, individually and collectively."

Rayo head into the match in 15th place, six points above the drop zone.

Best bet: Real Mallorca to win both halves - 16/5

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 28 68
2 Real Madrid 28 64
3 Valencia 28 60
4 Atletico Madrid 28 59
5 Sevilla 28 55
6 Villarreal 28 49
7 Malaga 28 44
8 Athletic Bilbao 28 39
9 Real Sociedad 28 36
10 Celta Vigo 28 35
11 Rayo Vallecano 28 35
12 Espanyol 28 34
13 Getafe 28 29
14 Eibar 28 28
15 Elche 28 27
16 Deportivo La Coruna 28 26
17 Almeria 28 25
18 Levante 28 25
19 Granada 28 23
20 Cordoba 28 18