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

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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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Table

Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Atletico Madrid 38 90
2 Barcelona 38 87
3 Real Madrid 38 87
4 Athletic Bilbao 38 70
5 Sevilla 38 63
6 Villarreal 38 59
7 Real Sociedad 38 59
8 Valencia 38 49
9 Celta Vigo 38 49
10 Levante 38 48
11 Malaga 38 45
12 Rayo Vallecano 38 43
13 Getafe 38 42
14 Espanyol 38 42
15 Granada 38 41
16 Elche 38 40
17 Almeria 38 40
18 Osasuna 38 39
19 Real Valladolid 38 36
20 Real Betis 38 25

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